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UP Alumni In The News 10.5.11

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

As you read this post, The UP Experience 2011 is just 3 weeks away! We’ve been waiting all year and can’t believe it’s already here.

As we wait on pins and needles for October 27th we thought we’d take a closer look at what some of our UP 11 speakers have been up to this week:

Dr. Anthony Atala was featured on the CBS News in New York for his incredible, pioneering work in growing human organs and the incredible opportunities this breakthrough technology stands to give the thousands on transplant lists in the U.S. His talk at UP11 is definitely one not to be missed.

Also featured on CBS News this week, fellow UP 11 speaker Katie Linendoll, talking about her predictions for yesterday’s big Apple iPhone announcement. See what she expected and if it lined up with the big announcement.

Memory guru Ron White contributed a great actionable memory tip to an interested article produced by Men’s Health and ABC News, “17 Ways to Upgrade Your Whole Life.”

Meanwhile Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy which is revolutionizing education, was interviewed on CNN about how to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

Sign UP now to see these incredible innovators on October 27th!

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UP Alumni In The News 9.7.11

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

We hope everyone had a great long weekend! The week might have just started but it’s already Wednesday and time for UP Alumni In The News!

This past week:

UP 10 speaker and New York Times tech critic David Pogue reexamined previous advice to never unsubscribe from spam emails.

Kevin Kelly recommends his book on paperback over ereader. Image courtesy of Flickr/edwc

September marks the month when Pogue’s fellow UP 10 speaker and technology writer Kevin Kelly releases the paperback version of his book What Technology Wants many of you may have read it as all of last year’s UP attendees got copies in their gift bags. Kelly has some surprising thoughts on the advantages of buying the book versus reading it on an ereader and highlights some unconventional interviews he’s done lately.

UP 09 speaker Michio Kaku was featured in the latest edition of “Symphony of Science” on CBS News. This series mixes some of society’s greatest current scientific minds including Kaku and Stephen Hawking with the entertaining world of viral internet videos.

Don’t forget, our full speaker lineup for UP 2011 has been announced and posted. Check it out!

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UP Alumni In The News 8.24.11

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

This week in addition to UP Alumni news, we’ve got UP Founder news! UP Experience co-founder Sheryl Rapp has been selected by Texas Executive Women as one of their 2011 Women On The Move. Houston Woman Magazine wrote about the upcoming awards in their latest issue.

Also this week:

Yesterday's East Coast earthquake should be a warning says Michio Kaku. Image courtesy of flickr/digitalsadhu

UP 10 speaker Michio Kaku commented in near real time on yesterday’s East Coast earthquake.

UP 09 speaker Peter Diamandis and his X Prize Foundation were featured on CBS News for their work “to solve the unsolvable.”

UP 09-11 speaker and emcee David Eagleman‘s pioneering research on time perception was included in an article from Wired, “Why Some Seconds Seem to Last Forever.”

Congrats are in order for UP 10 speaker Gracie Cavnar who has been recognized by Self magazine as one of three winners of their “Women Doing Good” award.

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Former DEA leader Robert Stutman joins UP 2011

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The UP Experience is pleased to welcome Bob Stutman, former head of the New York office of the Drug Enforcement Agency, the largest DEA office in the world. Spending 25 years on the front lines of the drug wars, Bob became one of America’s highest-profile drug busters. During his UP presentation – Drugs in America 2011 & Beyond – Who, What & Why-Bob will share facts and statistics surrounding the staggering level of substance abuse across our country, specifically among our youth, our communities, and in the workplace.

Coined “the most famous narc in America” by New York magazine, Bob is considered to be one of the nation’s leading experts on drugs, and has received numerous awards and honors for his work throughout the United States and from the governments of many other countries. His insight, and the data he has collected over the years, is astounding. According to Stutman, one out of six U.S. employees has a substance abuse problem, and nearly 2,000 Americans die every month because of the effects of illicit drug use. Based on statistics such as these, along with his vast experiences with the DEA, Bob is passionate and outspoken about the fact that drugs are devastating our communities, homes, and workplaces.

Bob has been the Special Consultant on substance abuse for CBS News, and has appeared frequently on hundreds of TV shows, including 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, Today, and Oprah. He was recently featured in the PBS Frontline documentary titled Drug Wars and the VH 1 special titled The Drug Years. His best-selling autobiography, Dead on Delivery, was published by Warner Books and was the basis for the television movie Mob Justice.

Upon retiring from the DEA, Bob formed The Stutman Group, a Management Consulting firm that designs and implements comprehensive and practical substance abuse prevention programs for communities, corporations, and school systems across the nation. Bob has traveled to more than 70 countries, speaking to corporations, employees, parents, families, and students. His presentations are eye-opening, and one attendee was quoted as saying, “I went in a skeptic; I came out an activist.”

To learn more about Bob Stutman and  the devastating impact of illegal drugs in our society, sign UP today.

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UP Alumni In the News 6.1.11

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Welcome to June! We are just five months away from UP 2011. The speaker lineup is almost set and we can’t wait to announce the rest of the amazing individuals that will take the stage on October 27th.

This week some of our 2011 speakers and UP alumni highlighted the biggest stories making headlines.

David Eagleman is in the news again, this time for the U.S. launch of his latest book Incognito. Congratulations go out to David, this morning his book was already at #10 on Amazon’s best seller list. Visit NPR.com for a great story on his work and the new book.

Chef Jeff Henderson, who we announced as part of the UP 2011 speaker lineup earlier this month, made a preview appearance in Houston at a luncheon benefiting the Living Forward Alliance, highlighting how he turned around his own life to become a renowned chef.

UP 08 speaker Craig Kielburger‘s latest project Me to We is honoring socially conscious youth, adults and educators for their work to better their communities and the world. See the amazing nominees and vote here.

Image Courtesy of NASA http://www.flickr.com/photos/oursolarsystem/5199475364/

David Pogue, who amazed us with the latest technology at UP 10, reported for CBS News this week on the end of NASA’s shuttle program. While his fellow UP 10 speaker, Richard Florida, examined the changing geography and dynamics of NBA dominance as the league heads into its final games of the season.

And, Kevin Kelly, who also took the UP stage in 2010, shared the challenges of publishing an ebook. Good lessons for us all as technology continues to change our daily lives.

Enjoy!

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