Passion Talks

Al Erisman – Navigating a Technologically Infused Society

While some of us are engaged in building new technology devices and systems, all of us are affected by technology. Technology enters our personal lives, our organizational lives, and it shapes our society. Some argue it goes further than this, taking over each of these arenas. The societal impacts may be the most subtle, introducing […]

Al Erisman Saturday – What Does Mathematics Have to Do with Life?

Specialists need to know a lot about mathematics, but does this discipline have anything to do with daily life? Alfred North Whitehead once wrote, “but the ideas [about mathematics] are of highly special application, and rarely influence thought.” Though mathematics is generally taught as a precise, quantifiable tool, I believe Whitehead is wrong. In this […]

Al Erisman Saturday – What Does Mathematics Have to Do with Life?

Specialists need to know a lot about mathematics, but does this discipline have anything to do with daily life? Alfred North Whitehead once wrote, “but the ideas [about mathematics] are of highly special application, and rarely influence thought.” Though mathematics is generally taught as a precise, quantifiable tool, I believe Whitehead is wrong. In this […]

Allan Mishra – VITALITY Zone: Living a Fabulous Life Before You Flatline

Do you want to learn to live in the Vitality Zone? In this discussion, Dr. Mishra will present how he discovered that vitality is a skill that can be learned and taught. He will also share his personal journey with the audience revealing a series of vetted vitality pillars and tips. His insights about vitality […]

Angelo Blancaflor – Authentic Online Witness

How an online writer’s group is forming life-changing friendships God has prepared a rich set of relationships with the people we meet in online communities, but investing in those relationships as real, significant parts of our lives is challenging. The first barrier is authenticity – how do we include our spiritual lives without breaking trust […]

Anime Evangelism: My Journey to an Unlikely Ministry – Gwen Leong

For many believers, evangelism is a dreaded aspect of being a Christian. I struggled with this for many years. When I gave my love for anime (Japanese animation) to God and invited Him into that part of my life, everything changed. Psalm 34:7 became a reality, and I learned an essential element about evangelism that […]

Anna Stamborski – White ≠ Right:

The Problem With Marrying Your Culture and Theology and Steps to Broaden Your View on the Gospel and God The goal of this talk is two-fold. The first is to acknowledge the danger in masking a specific, culturally-biased theology as ‘mainstream’/’correct’ (i.e., euro-centric theology in America) and how a culturally-centric theology can stunt one’s relationship […]

Becky Pomerleau – Life’s Not Fair: Dispelling the Urban Legend of a Deserving Heart Attack Victim

Recently at the age of 34, Becky nearly lost her life to a rare cause of heart attack, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). While 40% of heart attacks in women under the age of 50 are a result of SCAD, the causes of SCAD remain unknown, and women continue to be underrepresented in cardiac research. […]

Danny Kim – How to get downloads from God

From the example of George Washington Carver who was able to get a “download” from God to innovate the secrets of the peanut, how can we as technology, business and education professionals get downloads from God? This session will provide personal examples from a 30 year old tech startup working with the largest companies in […]