We all know by now that Denton is a diverse city with a plethora of interesting people who have expertise in a wide range of subjects - from the intricacies of jazz to the finer points of ancient poetry. However, most of us don't have the chance to chat with some of these experts in our daily lives. That's where Great Conversations steps in. In the spirit of education, there is an excellent annual fundraiser that gives you the opportunity to speak with people who have a wide range of 'expertise' in a diverse range of fields, all the while supporting the furthering of higher education by giving back to the Honors College. Read on for a few of our top picks!
Crystal Marks I Table 15 I Women in STEM: Breaking barriers in a field dominated by men
Crystal Marks is a UNT TAMS alum is breaking barriers in the fields of STEM. Currently, she works as an Enterprise Systems Architect for the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. Book her table if you're wanting to know more about overcoming gender hurdles in the male dominated fields, or inspiration for women in STEM!
Megan O'Brien I Table 18 I Inside Politics
Given the current political climate, Megan O'Brien's table is of particular interest. She served in the offices of a Senator, Governor and Congressman on Capitol Hill before moving home and working for the George W. Bush Center.
Dr. Mark A. Thompson I Table 24 I Cybersecurity and How to Protect your Connected Crock Pot
We live in a world of lies, deception, and trickery according to Dr. Thompson, especially when it comes to the world of cybersecurity. Just how secure are you? What conveniences have we bought into for the price of our privacy? Dr. Thompson will likely let you know whether or not you're about to get hacked!
Alyssa Stevenson I Table 23 I The Art of Being in the Know
Ever wanted to know more about We Denton Do It than you already do? What burgers we can't get enough of? What our personal favorites list of late night snacks and cocktails is? This is your chance to get with one of our writers beyond the screen.
Dave Barnett I Table 4 I British Invasion
Long before he was the radio voice for North Texas Athletics, he dreamed of becoming a Beatle or a member of the Rolling Stones. He knows that the Ed Sullivan show of February 9, 1964 changed western culture forever, and he's ready to talk to about it.
Dr. Katy Wesley I Table 25 I Combating Slavery in the Clinics
There are an estimated 20.9 million people enslaved in the world today, with hundreds of thousands of those living in the U.S. Many of these are victims of human trafficking. A TAMS alum, Dr. Katy Wesley developed a training module to combat this, helping healthcare providers address human trafficking in their own clinics and hospitals.