Like TED Talks? You will love Birmingham-Southern College’s 100 Minutes on the Hilltop

Desi Hall. Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College

If you are a fan of TED Talk YouTube videos and NPR’s TED Radio Hour, check out Birmingham-Southern College’s own TED Talk-like version called 100 Minutes on the Hilltop, this Saturday, April 28th on the BSC campus.

100 Minutes on the Hilltop will feature ten carefully-prepared ten minute talks given by current students, alumni and faculty focusing on topics that inspire actions, spark conversation, and increase understanding about what it means to lead a life of significance.

This special program is part of the BSC’s 100th anniversary celebration at their present location in Birmingham.

Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College

Free and open to the public, the event will be held on the campus of Birmingham-Southern-College at the Norton Theatre in the Norton Campus Center beginning at 1 p.m.

The impressive lineup of featured speakers include BSC President Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, BSC alum and President of AT&T Tennessee Joelle James Phillips and BSC professor James Heaton.

Heaton was recently profiled by WBHM for his work with a research team on “little foot” the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.

Here is the entire lineup:

Emily Kyzer Browne, BSC Class of 2000, Director of Professional Development at St. Jude Research Hospital
Courage: What if we celebrated acts of micro-courage?

Dr. Joe Chandler, BSC Class of 2003, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Mindfulness: How can you cultivate joy in our plugged-in, always-on society?

Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, BSC President
Alchemy: Through the alchemy of life experience, can one’s consciousness be transformed from a base metal into gold?

Robyn Gulley, Class of 2020, Political Science Major/Human Rights, Conflict Studies Minor
How we can reframe our narrative in order to live our best life?

Desi Hall, Class of 2019, 2017 Hess Fellow and Religion Major
Identity: Can we create spaces where we are free to explore our identities?

Dr. Jason Heaton, Associate Professor of Biology
Discovery: What if we understood that big discoveries happen because of small accomplishments?

Ronald G. Johnsey, Class of 1971, Founder of Axiometrics Inc. and Growth Managing Member at Growth Destiny LLC
Purpose: Are you living your purpose?

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“The Hilltop.” Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College

Joelle James Phillips, Class of 1989, President of AT&T Tennessee
Curiosity: What if we never stopped thinking of ourselves as students?

Aditi Prasad, Class of 2018, 2017 Hess Fellow and Harrison Honors Scholar
Stewardship: How can advocacy work help us find our passion?

Lindsay Sheets, Class of 2015, 2017 Recipient of the Sara Crews Finley, M.D., Endowed Leadership Scholarship at UAB
Mercy: What if we open our minds to exploring places people tell us to avoid?

Don’t miss this first ever event at BSC .

Learn more  about 100 Minutes on the Hilltop and the activities celebrating BSC’s 100th anniversary of the merger of its two parent institutions in Birmingham at:  100 Minutes on the Hilltop at BSC. Ten speakers. Ten minutes each. Ten big ideas.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.