One of the most powerful tools our society has created is also the biggest distraction. Social media has become a fundamental part of our lives but is it being used correctly? In his talk, Connor discusses how our cellphones can help us either positively impact millions of people, or act as a detriment to our social development. Connor LaRocque is an expert at helping young adults and entrepreneurs become leaders, overcome fears, and distinguish themselves in a crowded marketplace. He is the President of a multinational direct sales company called LA Roqk Enterprises, and he is the Founder and CEO of SocialRise Revenue Marketing Agency. He published two books while completing his bachelor’s degree. The second book “Mindset is Everything” ranked 43 out of 100 on the Amazon Bestseller list.
Every single year 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans. Change starts with one person. It starts with one straw. It starts with one drop. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Marianne Gee has been asking herself the same question for years: “How to save the honeybees?” The simple answer is: You are insignificant, but your 1/12th of a teaspoon counts!
“I won the lottery the day I was born.” Luck creates advantages and disadvantages from the day we are born. Mark Sutcliffe is asking us to redesign our thinking to recognize the role of luck in our lives. “Imagine a world where luck is irrelevant and all the children in the future can start life with the same opportunity.”
How do we know when the status quo is no longer working? What does it take for us to see that the current model needs to be redesigned? For Jay Gosselin it took 12,000 heartbreaking conversations with students to fully understand how badly our model for educational transitions needs to be overhauled.
The purpose of government is to improve the lives of people. We can not be a Blockbuster government serving a Netflix citizenry. Scott Brison is happiest when thinking ahead, driving change and breaking boundaries.
Make the world a better place. A very personal story of a parking lot, the Tetra Society of Canada, ComputerWise and a customized software tool.