In her own words, Tamara Park is “a lover of beauty. a chaser of borders. captivated by story. caught in grace.”  Tamara has traveled the world as an author and as a television producer, sometimes seeing the greatest good and the lowest lows the world has to offer and giving her a unique perspective on the definition of “unlimit.” When asked to define “unlimit,” Tamara responds with,”I see it as an invitation to adventure, contribution and generosity.”  She believes that with a great enough longing or a big enough hope, anyone can be energized to get around limitations.  As examples, Tamara recounts a few encountersRead More →

When Jamie Oliver presented his TED prize wish, he didn’t just focus on milk.  He focused on all food – and our ignorance of it.  He wants to teach every child about food, about its primal place in our homes and about how obesity and related diseases are 100% preventable. In his amazing talk, Oliver presents astounding statistics such as: -Four Americans die from the food they eat every 18 minutes. -2/3 of Americans are statistically overweight or obese -Parents today are giving their kids 10 year shorter life spans, all because of the foods they eat. Watch the talk to find out the simpleRead More →

To many, the four letters JBIP do not mean anything, but means the world to TEDxCharlotte 2011’s home, Queens University of Charlotte. Traditional third-year students in good standing with the University are given the opportunity to participate in The John Belk International Program (JBIP). Each year, countries all around the world are selected for students to apply to for this once in a lifetime travel experience. This year, twelve students and three professors were handpicked to partake in a journey to Micronesia with hopes to assist in preserving the environment, adapt to a different culture, earn valuable skills, and have fun. Throughout the month ofRead More →

MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems — those we know how to solve, but don’t. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology … yet somehow, we don’t or can’t. Why?Read More →