Events

Texas Optimism Project Campus Speaker Series

October 8 - December 21, 2018

The Texas Optimism Project proudly presents a campus speaker series with Frost Bank.

Exploring how optimism plays a role in leadership, innovation, and health, this speaker series will invite active college students to learn first-hand from experts in the field. Join Texas Monthly and Frost Bank for lively discussions, free food, and a few surprises.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY | October 8th

WHERE: Paul Foster 240

WHEN: 5:00 PM

WHAT: Optimism + Leadership with Leon Chen and Tiffany Taylor, founders of Tiff’s Treats. What started with $20, a cell phone, and a dream, Leon and Tiffany turned a batch of “I’m sorry” cookies into a sweet empire of 750 employees and 41 stores. Hear all about how having the right attitude helped get them there.

RSVP HERE (for current Baylor students only)

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY | October 17th

WHERE: Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

WHEN: 5:00 PM

WHAT: Optimism + Innovation with artist and founder of The Graffiti and Street Art Museum, Gonzo247. Hacking Graffiti to Bring Communities Together.

RSVP HERE (for current Texas State students only)

RICE UNIVERSITY | October 24th

WHERE: Grand Hall

WHEN: 11:30 AM

WHAT: Optimism + Health with Dr. Peter Hotez. Bringing optimism and science to advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control.

RSVP HERE (for current Rice students only)

ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY (To Be Announced)


Can’t make it but want to be a part of the fun? Hop on over to Texas Monthly’s Facebook Page for a live stream during the events! 


The Texas Optimism Project is a paid initiative between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank. The project aims to inspire optimism through stories of extraordinary Texans.