October 24 & 25
At The Commons in Brighton, Michigan
The Hero Round Table is the only conference in the world dedicated entirely to talking about heroism and the people performing heroic deeds. The event invites people from very different backgrounds and walks of life. We bring people together to network, build partnerships, and create projects. We achieve this by sharing lively, engaging and inspiring talks from personal, professional and scientific backgrounds.
Like in the famous TED conferences, the speakers will present short talks to communicate their core message. Hero Round Table speakers also spend time with the audience by having lunch together, grabbing a drink, and signing books. In addition, the conference is complemented by workshops where participants can choose in which topics they want to delve further.
The Hero Round Table returns to Michigan for the fourth year in a row. Brighton is the perfect spot to bring together people from around the world and we're proud to call it home.
Breakouts & Workshops
DOES CALLING THEM “HEROES” HELP OR HURT?
The intent of this panel session is to explore the impact of the term “hero” on US military veterans.
Sponsored by Medical College of Wisconsin
Matthew Winkler, Ellie Jacques, and Clive Williams
This workshop offers two thirty-minute-workshops on getting through challenges on your Hero's Journey.
DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
In this workshop session, we'll learn about individuals who defend human rights in different countries around the world, we'll talk about why these human rights defenders are heroes, and we'll discuss ways to get the word out to others about their heroism.
Sponsored by University of Nebraska
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL SWORD FIGHTING
A class introducing you to the art of sword fighting passed down through the centuries from medieval Europe. Limited to 14 participants. Cost of $20.
THE HEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST
A Q&A session with a docent from Michigan's Holocaust Memorial Center.
STARS OF HOPE
Stars of HOPE® is a unique disaster relief and community arts project that has empowered children and families across the world to transform communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters through colorful art and messages of hope and healing. Limited to 15 participants.
BE NOT AFRAID: A LIFE OF REASONABLE RECKLESSNESS
Ernest White II
Recognizing that fear affects every single human being and, actually, is an incredible tool for learning and growth, we can step into a place of “reasonable recklessness,” pushing through fear into a brand new life, full of accomplishment, fulfilment, excitement, and love.
THE FREAK FACTOR: DISCOVERING UNIQUENESS BY FLAUNTING WEAKNESS
Do you want more happiness, fulfilment and energy? Do you want to dramatically improve your own productivity and increase employee performance and business effectiveness?
By Road: Brighton sits at the intersection of I-96 and US-23 for easy access from all directions.
By Plane: Brighton is about 40 minutes from three airports: Detroit (DTW), Lansing (LAN, and Flint (FNT).
The Marriott Courtyard is our official hotel partner. You can book at the conference rate at this link. You can also call them at +1-810-225-9200 and mention the Hero Round Table.