Iowa Wesleyan University to host educational speaker

Written by Theresa Rose on November 9, 2015

David Gould will be speaking in the Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel auditorium on November 10 at 7 p.m. His presentation, titled “Don’t put Your Hand Down,” addresses how to get young people to think big in the real world. Gould tells his own personal journey through education and shares his evolving view of “what sets students’ hair on fire” – what will help them forge creative and fulfilling lives, not just earn them a diploma.
Gould is a University of Iowa Scholar, filmmaker and Director of Imagination. He has spent much of his life teaching others the importance of education. He is a sought after public speaker, whose presentations include the commencement address for the University of Iowa, keynote speaker in Tokyo, Japan and a TED talk. Aside from public speaking, Gould is the University of Iowa’s first Obermann Center Public Scholar and a member of its adjunct faculty. His Life Design course was created to transcend higher education’s conventional role by helping students find meaning and purpose. He recently returned from spending 14 months working with the Downtown Project, Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh’s organization dedicated to transforming downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. He is also a filmmaker whose credits include Freestyle: The Victories of Dan Gable, The Checker King, and Two Sides of the Moon..
This event is free and open to the public and the Iowa Wesleyan community.