We are just around 60 days or so away from Geek Summer Camp 2018, or more commonly known as Cisco Live 2018.  Cisco Live is trying to step up their game this year with the introduction of a Big Ideas Theater at the conference.
What is the Big Ideas Theater?  Well, Cisco Live has defined it as “a diverse line up of thought leaders, strategists, technologists and other provocative voices from across industries designed to inspire and provoke your imagination and the exchange of ideas.”  It will be located in the middle of the Orange County Convention Center.
Also be aware that there is a good chance that the Cisco Live wireless will not reach this location, so be ready with a battery pack when you attend these talks.

These talks will be moderated by Glenn Thayer, The Voice of Meetings and Events.  Looking at some of his videos on his website with a cool URL ( http://www.emcee.com/ ), he is a professional moderator.  ‘
There are few of these talks that I am looking forward to, definitely Hakeem on Monday and Grant on Tuesday look interesting.  Who are you looking forward to seeing/
Below is the schedule of the talk with videos on YouTube for you to check out.  These all look to be very motivational, inspirational, and educational talks to attend.  It will be a nice break from all the technical talks we always get – these are worth checking out and scheduling!

Monday, June 11

Star Search
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Hakeem Oluseyi
Astrophysicist and the Space Sciences Education Lead for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters
You may know him from Outrageous Acts of Science BTW!


Shift Your Brilliance: Leading Amidst Uncertainty
4:00 – 5:30pm
Simon Bailey
Best-selling author and renowned teacher


Tuesday, June 12

Emotional AI and the Future of Work
9:00 – 10:00 am
Dr. Rana el Kaliouby
Pioneer in Emotional AI, Co-Founder, and CEO of Affectiva


Herding Tigers: Be The Leader The Creative People Need
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Todd Henry
Author, Inspiring Speaker and Expert on Managing Creatives


Finding Your True North: Possibility Through Positivity
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Grant Korgan
World-class adventurer, Nanoscientist, and professional athlete


Wednesday, June 13

The Future Is Talent
9:00 – 10:00 am
Jenna Carpenter
Founding Dean & Professor of Engineering at Campbell University


The Neuroscience of Innovation
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Amy Posey
CEO & Facilitator


How This Entrepreneur Turned Her Diet Soda Addiction Into a Company
4:00 – 5:15 pm
Kara Goldin
Founder & CEO of Hint Water