What do NPR host Tom Ashbrook, Boston Globe Film Critic Ty Burr, novelist and author Anita Diamant, and Defending Jacob author William Landay have in common? All four writers and journalists are Newton residents, and all will headline the second annual Newton Inspires—An Evening of Ideas and Community, sponsored by the Newton Schools Foundation.
Leaders representing an array of fields and interest areas will topics that inspire them, ranging from business, education, science and medicine, journalism and the environment, to sports, literature, arts and entertainment. Participants attend three 30-minute speaker sessions and all gather with speakers after for refreshments. Space is limited, so register today!
In addition to Ashbrook, Burr, Diamant and Landay, the impressive speaker line-up includes:
- Barry Brown, President, Mount Ida College
- Nancy Clark, Owner, Sports Nutrition Services LLC
- Catie Curtis, Singer and Songwriter
- Pierre d’Hemecourt, M.D., Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
- Erin Delaney, Producer, Masterpiece, WGBH-TV
- Giovanni Fazio, Award-Winning Astrophysicist
- Cynthia Fisher, Entrepreneur, Founder of ViaCord, Inc.
- David Fleishman, Newton Public Schools Superintendent
- Andy Gluck, NBC-TV Olympic Researcher
- Jennifer Goldstein, Senior Conservation Associate, New England Aquarium, Sustainable Seafood Programs
- Charles Pierce, Journalist and Author
- Jothy Rosenberg, Extreme Athlete, Author, Speaker, Computer Scientist
- Peter Vanderwarker, Photographer and Author
- Danielle Wells, Senior Assistant Admissions Director, Boston College
The event is free and open to the public and speaker sessions fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended. To register and for more information go to www.NewtonSchoolsFoundation.org.