Recap of Stanford Passion Talks 2015

This is our third year hosting Passion Talks, and through the service and time of many people, we’ve grown this conference quite a bit. This year we were able to fill three tracks of concurrent talks, totalling to 23 presentations. We had 130 pre-registered attendees not to mention even more who registered on-site. Last year, at Berkeley, we had about 86 in attendance. You can visit the official site here: http://pt15.passiontalks.org/

This year we had academics and professionals speaking from Stanford University, Berkeley, Google, and many other schools and companies. Topics ranged from law, technology, education, renewable energy, philosophy, and more. Below is the complete list of talks:

TIME TRACK A
ROOM 114
TRACK B
ROOM 112
TRACK C
ROOM 106
10:40AM How to be a Servant to the Poor Is it a Thing? Scientific Knowledge as Ectypal Theology Value and Purpose: Teaching Youth Around the World to Use Technology
11:00AM The problem of evil: a contract theory approach Order-of-Nature Miracles & Specific-Point Miracles Maximize Physical & Spiritual Potential
11:20AM How to Love Your Neighbor in the Public Square A Theology of Computer Programming Languages Walking Boldly in Our Identities as Sons and Daughters
1:00PM Charis Before Christ: a Discussion of Grace in Ancient Greek Literature Drawn Toward God Through Music and Chemistry How can technology help us encounter God?
1:20PM Integrating Work with Purpose: Keys to Personal & Professional Fulfillment How Science and Engineering Strengthen Faith Loving our neighbors and the least of these online
1:40PM Octalysis: The Dark and Light sides of What Motivates Us Molecular Man: Biological Determinism and Identity How Sci-Fi and Fantasy can save Christianity?
2:10PM Failure and Faith in Academia: How I lost tenure and found a new vocational calling From fossil fuels to renewable energy — who delivers prosperity and salvation to our planet?
2:30PM The “Right Work” Is The Wrong Question Going Wireless: The Graduate School Walk of Faith
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