TEDx speakers challenge status quo

2014-01-11T09:00:00Z 2014-01-15T12:29:48Z TEDx speakers challenge status quoRegister staff Napa Valley Register
January 11, 2014 9:00 am  • 

TEDxNapaValley has announced its first set of speakers for the 2014 conference.

Included in the lineup are funk music artist Cliff Beach, sexual empowerment coach Amy Jo Goddard, and Palo Alto high school student and young scientist Kriti Lall.

The conference is scheduled for March 30 at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center.

Speakers will share their insight and knowledge on the 2014 conference theme, “Going Against the Grain: Embracing the Unconventional.” The theme is designed to spark conversation about when and why the status quo should be ignored.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tedxnapavalley.org.

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  1. Marty
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    Marty - January 11, 2014 9:26 am
    I bet they don't think the current liberal status quo should be questioned. You know they've been "vetted". Come on Napa College have something really interesting, like how big gov't will end up destroying opportunities for our youth. But then I guess you would lose your grip on controlling these angry young people.
  2. msetty
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    msetty - January 11, 2014 1:02 pm
    Marty, your side is always bellyaching about how the "liburals" (sic) have marginalized your side. So why doesn't your side get together and send a speaker "challenging the status quo" (sic) and [attempt] to show how conservatism/libertarianism is better than the status quo.

    I know the remnants of the local Tea Party are still around, so you could start with them. But of course it would be work (1) researching facts and putting together a short, convincing speech; and (2) developing and supporting arguments that would be convincing to people outside who might be skeptical of conservatism/libertarianism. Of course, I wonder if there is anyone on your side who has the motivation to work towards positive ends to convince others of your viewpoint, as opposed to all the negativity of the already convinced that has been vented towards Obama and the "liburals."
  3. HeavyDB
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    HeavyDB - January 11, 2014 5:31 pm
    I hate this when its "cool" to challenge authority or go against normal. What's wrong with following directions? Doing the right thing!
  4. Marty
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    Marty - January 12, 2014 9:42 am
    msetty, it's not my job to run the local JC. It is their job to run a fair and balanced academic program. Remember, they're the ones getting taxpayer money.
  5. Marty
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    Marty - January 12, 2014 10:04 am
    Maybe they could show this video, it's about how there's no freedom of speech, press or religion under liberal/socialist/marxist occupation in our schools. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdbSP_Ramvs
  6. MyWrites
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    MyWrites - January 12, 2014 11:08 pm
    Yes, agree with Marty here. Why can't the college create a "fair & balanced" (where have I heard that phrase?) approach…perhaps speakers who can talk about irrational fear and paranoia coupled with religious devotion as a basis for political affiliation.
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