Facebook executive, former quarterback to speak at fall Hilton Head lecture series

bheffernan@islandpacket.comJuly 8, 2013 

  • Hilton Head Island Institute schedule of events

    The Hilton Head Island Institute's season will run from Aug. 3 to Oct. 27. Included events are:

    • Aug. 3: A "Chat with Charles Fraser," the first public viewing of a 2001 interview with Fraser.
    • Sept. 12: "The Art of Imagining," a lecture by documentary producer Robert Hutton, who was senior vice-president of creative development at Walt Disney Imagineering and vice president and general manager of the Disney Institute
    • Oct. 7 and 8: The two-part "Calibogue Series," which will feature sessions on the Lowcountry environment and the history of Mitchelville by local experts
    • Oct. 23 through 27: The four-day "ImaginNATION 2013," which includes panel discussions and keynote speakers on topics including technology, education and community

Technology and creativity, education issues and community will be the focus of a four-day lecture series planned for Hilton Head Island this fall that includes speeches from the former head of marketing at Facebook, a former NFL quarterback and an education expert.

The Hilton Head Island Institute announced Monday its schedule of speakers and events for the fall debut of its four-day lecture and panel series to promote intellectual curiosity. The institute also plans several lectures in the weeks leading up to the main series.

The main event, the ImagiNATION series will be held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation from Oct. 23 through Oct. 27. Each day or the series will focus on a specific topic, including turning individual success into a community impact, technology and creativity, and education.

Keynote speakers at the event will include former Facebook marketing head Randi Zuckerberg; author William Paul Young, who wrote the spiritual novel "The Shack"; motivational speaker and former quarterback Tom Flick; and education expert Tony Wagner.

Several lectures will lead up to the event, including the viewing of a 2001 interview with the late Charles Fraser, a lecture by documentary producer Robert Hutton and a two-part series on the history of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry's environment.

This is the institute's inaugural year. The not-for-profit organization aims to raise Hilton Head's profile as a hub for intellectual thought and new ideas.

Check back with The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette for more details and follow reporter Brian Heffernan at twitter.com/IPBG_Brian.

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