Past Santa Barbara Event: VOL 10

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Got Dog?

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

In gratitude to our courageous military heroes, Judy Keene left corporate America two years ago to become a full-time volunteer and administrator for Next Step Service Dogs. Here, an inspiring group of people train service dogs for veterans with PTSD. Next Step trains rescue dogs to be amazing service dogs, whose job is to serve their veteran with trained behaviors that diminish or prevent seizures and sense anxiety. 


To help those who are unable to afford the cost of a service animal, we created a guide that breaks down the total costs of obtaining a service dog, and provide a list of several alternative methods for financing these costs.

We also included a list of accredited organizations who provide complete or partial financial assistance for several different causes and individuals in need.

Please follow the link below to our Guide:

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@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Hugh Margerum is an abstract artist whose work is held in numerous collections in California and around the country. His creative curiousity and reaction to the negative perception of social media led him to create "TictacphOto." This app allows users to play visual tic-tac-toe games with friends, encouraging both online and face-to-face interaction. 

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2014.

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Not Yet the End of the World

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Summer Gray is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Research Associate at the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory. She speaks on the climate justice movement, and what we must do to save the planet from the destruction of global warming. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 5, 2014.

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Origami Math Genius (OMG)

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Following a scientific career, BiJian Fan moved on to visual art. He integrated science and art in his creative practice. He developed OMG as a curriculum for integrating art and science in education. 

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Oceans of Data

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2014.