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TEDxWestlake - Elizabeth Wattley - "Access: Food for all"

TEDxWestlake - July 12, 2012 Our first TEDxWestlake explored the accelerating change in the world around us. This change is largely driven by the power of the digital infrastructure built over the last few decades. William Gibson has remarked: "The future is already here -- it's just unevenly distributed." While we can't predict the future, we tried to uncover and mine some of these veins. We were lucky to have speakers from a wide array of disciplines, from kinetic art to philosophy to hybrid social ventures, to come share their stories with our audience of business students and innovators, and help us wonder about what might lie ahead. Elizabeth Wattley, the Director of Service Learning, manages the Service Learning Program and the newly established Food for Good Farm at Paul Quinn College. Elizabeth has been with Paul Quinn College since August 2008 and is a graduate of a historically black college, Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Wattley left her position as a Senior Convention Accounting Manager with Wyndham Jade to join the College because of her personal commitment to the higher education of the African American community. Since coming to the College, Ms. Wattley has focused her talents and energies on the development of service learning projects that are incorporated into course curriculums. Additionally, she has served on a variety of college committees and plays an active role in developing student activities and programs to enhance campus life for current students at Paul Quinn College. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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