Brightlands Young Professionals 'Lift Off: How to reach your potential'Event date: November 24, 201712:00u
End date: November 24, 2017
The second Chemelot Young Professional Sessions (CHYPS) will be presented by Donovan Livingston. Livingston gave the greatest graduation speech of all times at Harvard University. His speech went viral and inspired millions, including Hillary Clinton and Justin Timberlake with the powerful poem about reaching the stars. Livingston has earned master’s degrees from Columbia University and Harvard University, and is now a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.
Livingston is a passionate speaker and encourages students, educators, and communities to realize their potential to change the shape of education, and to "lift off". Now, he is coming to the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. Theme of the session is: “How to reach your potential'.
12.00-13.00h Talk by Donovan Livingston
13.00-13.30h Questions & Dialogue, moderated by members of the YP Advisory Board
Date and location
Date: November 24, 2017
Location: Brightlands Chemelot Campus,
Auditorium Center Court
Biography Donovan Livingston
Donovan Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address “Lift Off” went viral, reaching over thirteen million views and prompting Hillary Clinton to praise, “It’s young graduates like Livingston who make it clear that America’s best days are still ahead.” Since his pivotal speech, Livingston has been featured on CNN, NPR, BBC, Good Morning America, and in news outlets across Europe, Australia, India, and South Africa. His convocation address was published as a book by Spiegel & Grau in 2017.
A believer in the enormous opportunities that education provides, Livingston inspires students, educators, and communities with his conviction that every child has the right to “lift off” and achieve their dreams. Drawing on personal experiences as well as scholarship, Livingston examines the legacy of social inequalities in America’s school system and encourages educational reform as a means to greater change. An impassioned and dynamic speaker, he incorporates creative elements into his lectures such as spoken word poetry and audience collaboration.
Livingston has earned master’s degrees from Columbia University and Harvard University, and is now a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
We hope to see you at Friday, November 24!
The Advisory Board of the Chemelot Campus Young Professionals Sessions
Maastricht University (AMIBM+), Martien Wurdemann
ARLANXEO, Maxence Valla
DSM (Next), Romain Cauchois
SABIC, Björn Otte
Brightlands Materials Center, Ryan van Zandvoort
CHILL, Jolien Paulussen