Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad

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Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad offers a concrete way to complete your plan of action. The UGRR is among the most disruptive, effective and innovative networks in US history. The goal always has been and continues to be freedom. Want to write a book? Start another career? Become an entrepreneur? Then these lessons from the past will help you in the present while planting the seeds for a bright future. If you're stuck, this seminar will help you get unstuck. Catch a ride. Get your ticket today!
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    Sat Oct 11 at 11:00 am EDT
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Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad
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Sat Oct 11 at 10:00 am EDT
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Award-winning professor and journalist, Dr. Sybril Bennett, wins the USA Book News Award for multicultural non-fiction. USA Book is the premier online magazine featuring mainstream and independent publishing houses. Recently, she was a featured speaker on the international stage at the Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland. The Web Summit is a global conference where the world’s leading thinkers and doers in technology. Bennett, affectionately known as “Dr. Syb,”shared the significant research she has tackled demonstrating today’s Internet parallels with the early 19th century slave escape routes of the Underground Railroad (UGRR). In her latest book “Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad,” Bennett explains how the Underground Railroad is among the most effective, disruptive and innovative networks in American history, and compares it to the Internet by establishing how the past and the present virtually collide to create the future in real time. “When you think about the ingenuity that went into creating such an organized network of movement and communication during the time of the Underground Railroad and you compare that same concept to how individuals move and share information through the Internet, the comparisons are too obvious to ignore,” Bennett said. “This book reveals how both platforms serve as avenues for expression of freedom, justice and equality whether networking through portals and links to branding and ownership.” Bennett is a Vanderbilt-educated, Harvard-trained, two-time Emmy award-winning journalist with professional experience in the traditional and social media fields spanning more than 20 years. She is currently a professor of Journalism at Belmont University in Nashville. Bennett’s many accomplishments and honors, includes being named recipient of the International Association of Business Communicator’s “EXCEL Award,” which recognizes individuals who exhibit leadership in fostering excellence in communication. Specialties:Facilitating Change, Multimedia Strategist & Visionary, On-Air Anchor/Reporter/Talk Show Host/Keynote Speaker, Facilitator, Consultant, Blogger, Producer, Writer, Author and more.
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