Be inspired 11/14 by #ideagen Spark Stories Speakers!
Exchange ideas. Make connections. Inspire + be inspired.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm Impact Hub MSP
We're thrilled to have a great set of thinkers and doers to kick off our event with their Spark Stories of taking action. Read on for more about Ifrah Mansour, Jun-Li Wang, Amee McDonald, and Bryan Boyce and then register to save your seat at the IDEA GENERATION!
Ifrah Mansour is an interdisciplinary mixed media artist, performer, and teacher, bridging cultures and generations. A Somali refugee artist who's recently gained an expanded audience through her "How to Grow up in a Civil War" piece performed at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, she’s made a name for herself in the theater world, establishing herself as a formidable costume designer and actress in many staged productions. As an environmentally conscious performer, Ifrah’s performances almost always includes recycled fashions.
Amee is an entrepreneurial spirit guided by passion for marketing and dedication to the community. She is CEO and Co-Founder of jabber logic, which helps businesses and nonprofits communicate. Communication happens every time you have contact with your consumers. Every time you post on social media, every time your consumers see your logo, every time your staff interacts with consumers, your brand is communicating a message. jabber logic has created a simple formula that blends strategic direction, thoughtful execution and evaluation to ensure clients' brands are starting the right conversations.
Jun-Li connects people, places and ideas as founder of Saint Paul Helloand Board Repair. At Springboard for the Arts, she creates and delivers programs that organize communities of artists, build reciprocal relationships between communities and their artists, and train artists to address community interests – locally, regionally and nationally. Jun-Li serves on the St. Paul Planning Commission, manages a community-building art program Paint the Pavement and is on the board of Urban Boatbuilders, a metro non-profit serving at-risk youth.
Bryan Boyce taught high school English in Lesotho and a Lakota reservation before serving as Assistant Director of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano in California, which he led to the highest student reading and math growth in the nationwide Collaborative. He recently received Grinnell College's Wall Alumni Service Award to foundCow Tipping Press, a program dedicated to amplifying the written voices of adults with developmental disabilities. A Southern Minnesota native, he enjoys every single menu item at Taco John's and works hard to preserve a streak of having swum in outdoor bodies of water each of the past consecutive 106 months.