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Programs are free for members, $10 for non-members.

Thinking on Our Feet: Lightning Talks and PowerPoint Karaoke
Date of event: 1/24/2017
4-6 p.m. | Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union
Appetizers provided, other imbibements on your own

Ted Talks, Ignite, YouTube—people are saying smart, amazing things packed in a short amount of time. Here are some tips, tricks, and try-outs. We'll start with three lightning talks, led by Hannah Jastram, Extension, on "How to give a lightning talk."

Then we'll move into PowerPoint Karaoke (AKA Battle Decks) with your MC, Kari Williams, from the Minnesota Population Center and Pub Trivia Host at the Pig & Fiddle. During this improvisation exercise, volunteers from the audience will present a set of slides that they have never seen before, with audience/setting and topic/purpose coming from the crowd. Your mission: make sense of it and entertain!
Design Makes a Difference with Sharon Werner
Date of event: 3/8/2017
8:30-10 a.m. | Bagels and coffee at 8:30, program starts at 9 a.m.
Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building

You've seen her work in stores, exhibits at the Walker Art Center, and probably own some of the products her packaging adorns, including Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products. Esteemed Minnesota designer Sharon Werner of Werner Design Werks will share three projects from her impressive portfolio of work and what design has done for them. Because design is so much more than making it look pretty.

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