Jane Kelly

The Covid pandemic reignited an age-old debate about myths and realities of health and medicine. Jane is a veteran epidemiologist and was on the front line of the pandemic as a consultant for DHEC. She brings her perspective on the challenge of finding the truth in today’s noisy world.

Raven Saunders

Raven took the world by storm when she won a silver medal in the shot put at the Tokyo Games, her second Olympics. Hear about the challenges she faced, on and off the field – throughout her journey from high school in Charleston to Olympic champion.

Chris Singleton

A former pro baseball player and best-selling children’s book author, Chris also inspires listeners with his message of resilience, forgiveness and unity following the loss of his mother in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy in Charleston.

Jody Bell

When this College of Charleston junior was in high school, she noticed good friends suddenly not coming to school out of fear for their undocumented parents. Jody will share her idea to help educate this growing, often overlooked population.

Jared Bramblett

Flooding is escalating: solutions are daunting. Jared, engineer and expert on issues relating to flood mitigation, sees the need for increasing collective awareness on sea-level rise impact and modifying approaches to accelerating risks.

Charleston Symphony

The Charleston Symphony’s String Quartet presents Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, often referred to as the composer’s first masterpiece. Featured CSO musicians: Yuriy Bekker and Micah Gangwer, Jan-Marie Joyce, and Norbert Lewandowski.

Zandrina Dunning & Stephen Washington

A Boston-born, Charleston-based classically trained singer/songwriter joins a native son of the Low Country who is a piano virtuoso. Together the talented duo will debut an original work inspired by the Cascades theme.

Austin Fitzhenry

Enamored with biology from an early age, Austin looks to nature for clues on improving our own human interactions. Who knew that the much-maligned snake would give us a template on how to treat each other in life, by using environmental responsibility as a natural bridge to culture and environment?

Gracie & Lacy

Talented performers, songwriters and creators whose work honors their Charleston roots. This dynamic duo will present with their unique style featuring two original pieces honoring the 350th Anniversary of Charleston.

Jacquelyn Nagel

The old saying holds true: we can learn from nature. Jacquelyn, a PhD in mechanical engineering, believes inspiration through biomimicry can lead to realistic and feasible solutions using nature as a guide.