With more than 30 events slated for the 2016 Public Affairs Conference, the schedule provides a diverse list of opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the public. But while we could simply put the options in front of you and say, “Here ya go,” we’d like to explain why the conference matters, and why you should take some time to join us on campus April 5-8.
The conference has something for everyone. Presenting five reasons you should experience the PAC in 2016:
Meet nationally recognized experts
This year, you’ll hear from professors from Boston College and Harvard, a senior adviser to a presidential campaign and the CEO of CoxHealth, among others. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s a list of a few folks whose names you might recognize:
- Barbara Bush
- Maura Cullen
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
- Cal Ripken, Jr.
- Toshia Shaw
All of them were plenary speakers at previous Public Affairs Conferences. Basically, you’re going to learn from the best.
Engage with Jillian Michaels
Enjoy more than just speeches
The conference brings far more to the table than just people speaking from a podium. You might be interested in getting involved in other ways, such as the Body-Mind-Spirit Wellness Walk, the Field of Memories or Show-Me Chefs Show Us How.
These are opportunities to become actively engaged in your community and meet people with similar passions for the #CitizenBear mission.
Share your experience worldwide
While you’re participating in the conference, use the #CitizenBear hashtag on your social media channels to join the digital discussion. Posts that include the #CitizenBear hashtag are pulled into a Tagboard.
Check out the campus in spring
We’re proud of our campus, and it looks spectacular in April. So please take some time, walk around and enjoy features such as the John Q. Hammons Fountain, new facilities such as the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center and O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center and the renovated Plaster Stadium.