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Service and Leadership Symposium

September 10, 2024

Discover How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community!

Are you driven to make a positive impact? Join us at the Service and Leadership Symposium to connect, learn, and lead. Perfect for individuals, businesses, and student organizations, this event provides invaluable insights, inspiration, and the chance to make meaningful connections.

Join us for:

  • Inspiration: Be moved by keynote speaker and artist, Phil Hansen.
  • Connection: Network with local nonprofits and volunteers at our agency fair.
  • Service: Participate in impactful on-site volunteer projects.
  • Reflection: Find peace and insight as you walk the labyrinth.
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Who is the Symposium for?


Discover personal growth and new ways to contribute to your community.

Businesses and Organizations

Engage in corporate social responsibility and strengthen team bonds through volunteerism.


Develop leadership skills and find meaningful community service opportunities.

Keynote Speaker,
Phil Hansen

After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil Hansen embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically, turning his limitation into a catalyst for creativity. By redefining his approach, he not only restored his artistic abilities but also became more innovative than ever. Phil’s powerful TED Talk, “Embrace the Shake,” has inspired millions, encouraging individuals and businesses to find creativity within their limitations. His message, combined with jaw-dropping visuals and live interactive art, challenges us to look inside ourselves and transform challenges into opportunities for success.


Artist and Keynote Speaker

Phil Hansen

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Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People,” Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator—at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. His work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.

For the tens of millions who have seen Phil’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, he discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity. His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Phil’s ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table. He’s the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials and he’s the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.

Other Features of the Symposium

Nonprofit Agency Fair

Discover exciting community involvement opportunities at our Agency Partner Fair. Local nonprofits will showcase projects and initiatives, providing insights into how you can contribute your time and skills to important causes in Lubbock. Find inspiring ways to make a positive impact in education, conservation, social services, and more.

Hands On Volunteer Projects

Engage in rewarding on-site volunteer projects that truly make a difference. Whether it’s assembling hygiene items or simply activities to spread joy, these activities offer a tangible way to give back. Join forces with fellow participants, roll up your sleeves, and contribute to building a stronger community.


Embark on a meditative journey through our labyrinth experience. Walk alongside others and reflect on community connection. This symbolic activity encourages mindfulness and unity, offering a peaceful retreat amidst the Symposium’s energy.

This is truly a quality event that gives credence to our organization.

-Past Symposium Attendee

Event Details:

September 10, 2024
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall
Tickets – $50
Table of 8 – $500