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Dr. Charles H. Edwards II, MD
Living with an Aging Brain: A Survival Guide

Judy Goldman, Author
Love in the Shadow of White Privilege & Racism

Blake Bourne, VBH Exec Director and Army Veteran
Veterans & Communities – Be the Bridge!

Michael J. Smith is the President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners
The State of Our City Center

Kieth Cockrell, President, Bank of America
Making a Collective Impact

Tom Hanchett, Historian
A Virtual Walk in South End

Marjorie J. Spruill, Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina
Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Dr. Mark Kelso, Professor Queens University
The Politics of Climate Change

Marcellus Turner, CEO & Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Marcellus Turner, CEO & Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Pierce J. Howard, PhD
A Day in the Life of Your Brain

Amy Burkett, General Manager, WTVI PBS Charlotte
How PBS Charlotte Educates, Inspires and Entertains our region

Mr. Mike Menzel, The James Webb Space Telescope Mission Systems Engineer
James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Steve Sabol, Professor – UNC Charlotte
Great Decisions Topic: Russia and the US

Dena Diorio, Manager – Mecklenburg County
“YOUR County Government” – Highlights of Mecklenburg County services and successes

Dr Matt Milowsky, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Precision Medicine in Bladder Cancer

Dr. Michael Ewers, Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina Charlotte
Great Decisions Topic: Changing Demographics

4/25 – 28/2022
Wildacres Retreat / Spring 2022

Dr Elizabeth Davis, President Furman University
Furman Advantage – Preparing students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact

Mr Glenn Burkins, Publisher & Founder QCity Metro
The News You Never Heard

Brian Cyprian, Supervisory Special Agent – FBI
Cyber Threats and Trends
(the FBI does not allow us to post the presentation, audio or video recording)

Dr. David Collins, Professor of English, Emeritus – Westminster College 
When the Left Bank is the Right Bank – American Writers in Paris

Dr. Greg Weeks, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts & Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Drug Policy and Latin America

Jack Thomson, Executive Director, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission 
Historic Preservation tools for a New South City

Ms. Joan Zimmerman, Founder – Southern Shows
Prominent NC Women in Business is now Living a Successful Life – Giving and Receiving Help

Mr. Sanjeev Bhasker, Assistant US Attorney
Our Modern Opioid Epidemic: Deep Dive into the Dark Web & Cryptocurrency (the speaker is unable to grant permission to post presentation)

Mark Wilson, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Great Decisions Topic: Industrial Policy

Scott Allen Jarrett
God’s Time, Bach’s Tune: discovering the marvels of Cantata 106

David Fisk President and CEO
The Charlotte Symphony

Dr Willie Griffin, Staff Historian, at the Levine Museum of the New South The Clerk and the Postmaster: A Story of the Local Civil Rights Struggle for Equal Employment

Dr Tom Hanchett, Historian
Making History in Our Own Time: Charlotte Since 1990

Dr. Katherine “Kate’ Kaup, James B Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics and International Affairs Furman University
Myanmar and ASEAN

Dr Mary N Hall, SVP & Sr Associate Dean of Education and Faculty at Atrium Health
Wake Forest School of Medicine – Charlotte Update


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