Four guest speakers will focus on Springfield and southwest Missouri in 10-minute "TED-style" talks followed by five minutes of audience Q&A.
"Compassion Through Action" by Amy Blansit, chair of the Drew Lewis Foundation at the Fairbanks
"Smart Cities Build Better Communities Through the Use of Data Analytics" by Jeremy Clopton, BKD director of Big Data & Analytics, Digital Forensics, and instructor at the Management Development Institute at MSU
"What's Your Green Dot? How Springfield Area Colleges are Changing Campus Cultures" by Jenay Lamy, MSU Green Dot program coordinator
"The Communion of Art" by Patrick Mureithi, documentary filmmaker and singer-songwriter
The event is sponsored by the Springfield-Greene County Library District, City of Springfield, Missouri State University and the Management Development Institute at MSU.