Campus Events

The Texas Optimism Project organizes a campus speaker series at Texas universities to spark practical conversations about optimism. Since 2018, we have hosted nine events at universities across the state and discussion topics ranged from global health and entrepreneurship to mindfulness and creativity.

For photos from past events, check out Texas Monthly’s Flickr album.

Upcoming Events

We are currently planning events for the fall of 2020. If you are part of a campus community and are interested in partnering with the Texas Optimism Project, please email Jacki Brinker Buchan,

Recap: 2019 Campus Events

Spring & Fall 2019
Texas Christian University • Baylor University • St. Edward's University • University of Texas at Austin • University of Houston

In 2019, the Texas Optimism Project launched more campus events, and built upon the relationships at universities from year one. Partnering again with departments and alumni groups, the events brought themes of optimism tailored to each campus.

Recap: 2018 Campus Events

Spring & Fall 2018
Baylor University • Texas State University • St. Edward's University • Rice University

In the fall of 2018, the Texas Optimism Project launched events at Baylor University, Texas State University, Rice University, and St. Edward’s University. The events explored the intersection of optimism and other topics, tailored to the interests of each campus.