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21st Century Learners: The Creator Archetype with Byron Sanders; Big Thought; Ellipse Talk.



2022 Speakers

Each month, the most fascinating speakers lead interactive conversations about the latest advances in brain health science, technology and real-world application.

Virtual talks are free of charge. Register for the season and attend as many as you like. For more details, contact brainhealthevents@utdallas.edu or visit our events FAQs.

Want to attend live? Register for in-person talks happening in Dallas, Texas.

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Fall 2022 Speaker Lineup

Matt Walker, PhD, sitting on a red couch against a dark gray background.

Why We Sleep

Matt Walker, PhD

Scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Matt Walker is a public intellectual focused on the subject of sleep. As an academic, Dr. Walker has researched the impact of sleep on human health.

Event sponsored by the Rouse Family Foundation

Tony Bridwell, Upali Nanda, PhD and John Ryan – Panel for the The Great Disconnect: Finding Common Ground in the Workplace, part of the fall 2022 lineup for BrainHealth Presents.

The Great Disconnect: Finding Common Ground in the Workplace

Vice Admiral John Ryan, USN, Ret., Tony Bridwell, Upali Nanda, PhD

This panel discussion will help anyone who feels major fatigue when working or as if they are close to experiencing burnout. Join employee experience and culture expert Tony Bridwell; John Ryan, retired Vice Admiral and former president and CEO of Center for Creative Leadership; and Dr. Upali Nanda, global practice director for research and a principal at HKS Architects, to explore how brain health encompasses problem solving, innovation, social engagement, resilience, clarity and purpose. These brain skills are important in the workplace, especially to mitigate the impact of stressful jobs.

Ryan "Birdman" Parrott standing in front of a city.

A Navy SEAL’s Perspective on Adversity and Brain Health

Ryan "Birdman" Parrott

Navy SEAL veteran, author, suicide prevention advocate and extreme sports aficionado shares insights and lessons about overcoming adversity to live life to the fullest.

Event sponsored by Meredith and Jack Woodworth

Peak Performance and Brain Health

Brian Miller, PhD and Wes Clapp, PhD

What can the neuroscience of elite athletes teach us to improve our everyday cognitive capabilities and extend our peak performance? Neuroscientists Dr. Wesley Clapp and Dr. Brian Miller share insights from a decade of training and studying professional athletes.

Event sponsored by Spurs Sports & Entertainment