Optimism 101: Online Speaker Series

Class is in session starting September 23 and we are making 2020 the year of optimism!

We’re partnering with colleges across Texas for an online speaker series designed to inspire students in every corner of the state with real-life stories and practical advice. Optimism 101 is three-part virtual event designed for college students across Texas. Each course features a guest speaker in a video interview and goes live on Wednesday, September 23. These virtual speaker sessions will be moderated by Texas Optimism Project columnist and Good Newscast host Owen Egerton.

For more information visit www.texasmonthly.com/optimism101.

“Expect The Unexpected” with Priya Parker (Live at 4pm)

Priya Parker sheds light on to how shift our mindsets to make the most out of this unexpected time and transform the way we connect.

“Seek Progress Not Perfection” with Morgan Harper Nichols (Live at 5pm)

Morgan Harper Nichols encourages us to show up, rather than live up, during moments of chaos and uncertainty.

“Tackle the Taboo Topics in Life” with Cord Jefferson (Live at 6pm)

Cord Jefferson shares how his experience in journalism has helped him tackle some of life’s most uncomfortable topics, both in his personal and professional life.

For more information visit www.texasmonthly.com/optimism101.

Campus Partners for Optimism 101:
  • Baylor University
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Texas – San Antonio
  • Texas Southmost College
  • El Paso Community College