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Saturday, February 25 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Every Nerdfighter Has an Origin Story: The Road to Nerdfighteria

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Nerdfighteria’s growth, size, and complexity rely upon the contributions and active involvement of Nerdfighters who found this community yesterday or from the beginning. Nerdfighters’ welcoming, connected community and meaningful projects are the hallmarks of the tenant of decreasing world suck. Each Nerdfighter has a road to Nerdfighteria and reason why this community means so much. Come meet fellow Nerdfighters, share your story and listen to Nerdfighters’ stories from across the world.

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avatar for Sara Langworthy (Developmental Enthusiast)

Sara Langworthy (Developmental Enthusiast)

Sara Langworthy, PhD is an author, consultant, speaker, YouTuber, and giant nerd. She’s a member of the team behind the Road to Nerdfighteria storytelling project. Her book, Bridging the Relationship Gap, and her YouTube channel address the science of stress, resilience, and brain development in young children. Sara is also an organizational advancement consultant and founding partner of The Exchange Loop. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her... Read More →
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Maia Ledesma

The Road to Nerdfighteria
Maia Ledesma is an education researcher, vlogger (WeAreStElmosFire), videographer and motion graphics artist. She manages the daily operations for The Road to Nerdfighteria, a worldwide multimedia project featuring Nerdfighter origin stories from members of the Nerdfighter community. Her passion lies in creating visual stories to educate, entertain, and inspire. Nerdfighteria inspired her to pursue a career in online video, and she hopes to one... Read More →
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Liz McElwee

Dreamer, The Road To Nerdfighteria
Liz McElwee is a writer/storyteller, small YouTuber and is currently studying to become a Life Coach. She’s a member of the team behind the Road to Nerdfighteria storytelling project. Liz is a real life mother of 2 and an internet "mother" to many. She is currently lives in Pennsylvania.
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Matt Palka

The Road to Nerdfighteria
In a nutshell, I'm an avid leadership image enthusiast, journaler, greyhound lover, freshwater bass fisherman, Nerdfighter, youth leader, criminal investigator, and photographer. I help run The Road to Nerdfighteria Youtube channel and I have been in the New York State Delegation of a career and technical student leadership organization called The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America for about a decade. I love all aspects of... Read More →
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Colleen Theisen

Special Collections Outreach & Engagement Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries
Educator working to inspire a love of books, libraries, history, and material culture in online spaces. YouTube.com/uispeccoll


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203

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