The Texas Optimism Project organizes a campus speaker series at Texas universities to spark practical conversations about optimism. In 2018, we hosted events at four universities and discussion topics ranged from global health and entrepreneurship to mindfulness and creativity.
We are currently planning programming for both spring and fall semesters of 2019.
Texas Christian University
Topic: Optimism After College
Featured Speaker: Alex Snodgrass | Founder, The Defined Dish
Join Alex Snodgrass, TCU alumna and founder of the massively popular blog, The Defined Dish, for an honest discussion about life after college, pursuing your passion, and using optimism to navigate “the real world.”
Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Partner with us!
If you’re a campus community member and would like to collaborate with us on an event, please contact Melissa Reese at [email protected]
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Rice University Student
In the fall of 2018, the Texas Optimism Project launched events at Baylor University, Texas State University, Rice University, and St. Edward’s University. The events explored the intersection of optimism and other topics, tailored to the interests of each campus. Below is line up from past events.
St. Edward's University
Topic: Optimism + Mindfulness
Featured Speaker: Tessa Todd Morgan | Coach & Yoga Instructor
Topic: Optimism + Leadership
Featured Speakers: Tiff & Leon Chen | Founders, Tiff’s Treats
Recap of 2018 Baylor Event
Topic: Optimism + Global Health
Featured Speaker: Dr. Peter Hotez | Pediatrician, Vaccine Advocate
Recap of 2018 Rice Event
Texas State University
Topic: Optimism + Innovation
Featured Speaker: GONZO247 | Famed Houston Graffiti Artist