Highlighting changemakers who are making a difference in the world will be the purpose of a new event coming up next week in Grapevine.
The Power of One Conference seeks to “encourage conscious living by celebrating those who are living consciously,” according to the event website.
The brainchild of author Christine Crockett Smith, the conference will bring attention to individuals making a social impact ranging from an e-commerce social enterprise founder to a professor who sought to raise awareness about homelessness through the power of art.
Smith also hopes the conference can help build a community of like-minded people in Dallas-Fort Worth. The event concept has its beginnings when Smith wondered how collective energy directed toward good could make a big difference in the lives of those being helped, as well as those giving aid.
The day will consist of speakers, interviews, panels, and entertainers. The featured speakers include:
- Ron Hall — author of Same Kind of Different as Me
- Andrew Newman — creator of Conscious Bedtime Stories
- Sophie Eckrich — co-founder of Teysha, an online company that sells shoes created by artisans in Guatemala
- Willie Baronet — SMU professor and founder of We Are All Homeless project
- Chonnie Richey — founder of Independence Gardens, a nonprofit that helps children learn about nutrition by building gardens in Lewisville ISD’s elementary schools
- Terry Odis — executive director of Dallas Youth Poets
IF YOU GO
The Power of One Conference
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10
Where: The Palace Theater, 300 S. Main St., in Grapevine
Cost: Tickets are available online for $125. Scholarships and free tickets also are available through application.
More Info: thepowerofoneconference.com
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