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Why smart brands are taking action to promote social harmony and repair the bonds of our shared humanity!

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Why smart brands are acting as servants that make offline social interactions easier, more effective and more meaningful!

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Consumers are embracing tech-fueled innovations that protect and serve.

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What if YOU believed big brands are the answer to a more sustainable, ethical, brighter future for us ALL?

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Bring on the female superheroes! | Christopher Bell

Why is it so hard to find female superhero merchandise? In this passionate, sparkling talk, media studies scholar (and father of a Star Wars-obsessed daughter) Christopher Bell addresses the alarming lack of female superheroes in the toys and products marketed to kids -- and what it means for how we teach them about the world.

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How women wage conflict without violence | Julia Bacha

Are you setting out to change the world? Here's a stat you should know: nonviolent campaigns are 100 percent more likely to succeed than violent ones. So why don't more groups use nonviolence when faced with conflict? Filmmaker Julia Bacha shares stories of effective nonviolent resistance, including eye-opening research on the crucial leadership role that women play.

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The spellbinding art of human anatomy | Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz takes us on an illustrated journey of human anatomical art over the centuries, sharing captivating images that bring this visual science -- and the contemporary artists inspired by it -- to life. "Anatomical art has the power to reach far beyond the pages of a medical textbook," she says, "connecting our innermost selves with our bodies through art."

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How the blockchain is changing money and business | Don Tapscott

What is the blockchain? If you don't know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don Tapscott is here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government and society.

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