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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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UP Alumni In The News 7.19.11

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

This week UP 08 speaker, Craig Kielburger and his brother Marc wrote about a group with an interesting plan for peace in the Middle East. Friends of the Earth Middle East is working to save deteriorating and polluted water resources in the region, including The Dead Sea, while setting the framework for a plan for long term peace.

Sal Khan, a speaker joining us in October for UP 2011, and his Khan Academy are featured in the latest issue of Wired, in “How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education.” Do you think his method of teaching can change education in third world countries as we know it?

UP 08 speaker, Ray Kurzweil, who is well known for his quest to stop aging and merge humans with machines was recently featured in an article on “Biotrackers,” a movement whose participants track what once where thought to be qualitative characteristics of the body.

Manhattanhenge image courtesy of Tim Burke Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/tburke/5779465576/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Meanwhile, UP 09 speaker and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson was included in a BBC article on “Manhattanhenge” a term he has coined to describe a unique phenomenon that allows New Yorkers to experience Stonehenge without leaving home.

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UP 2011’s First Speaker is . . . .

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Today’s a day we’ve been long preparing for and hope you’ve been looking forward to! Today we begin publicly announcing the incredible lineup for UP 2011.

For everyone who read our teaser announcement on Friday, did you guess right?

The UP Experience 2011’s first speaker is . . .  DANIEL PINK!

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Currently best known as the author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Pink is authority on human motivation and performance.

According to Pink, everything we think we know about what motivates us is wrong. He pits the latest scientific discoveries about the mind against claims that people can be motivated only by the hope of gain and the fear of loss. Pink cites numerous case studies revealing that “carrot and stick” motivation tactics can actually significantly reduce the ability of workers to produce creative solutions to problems. And, what truly motivates us once our basic survival needs are met is the ability to grow and develop, to realize our fullest potential. Drawing on research in psychology, economics, and sociology, Pink’s analysis — and new model — of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature.

Pink has published four books, authored numerous articles on business and technology for Wired, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Telegraph, and Fast Company, and has appeared as a featured presenter at TED Global.

His focus on improving people’s professional and personal lives by reexamining conventional theories strikes at the heart of what The UP Experience looks to deliver each year – new insights that allow all of us to live better lives.

We hope you are as excited as we are to see Daniel Pink on October 27th.

Don’t forget to come back to The UP Experience blog tomorrow for UP alumni in the news and on Friday for clues about the speaker we’ll announce next week!

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