Parent Alliance Speaker Series

Tuesday, JAN. 15, 2019 - Baylor School Chapel
5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Followed by Q&A and opportunity to meet the speaker.
Sponsored by Baylor School and the Baylor Parent Alliance

About John Medina

Wherever the very latest neuroscience intersects with real-world challenges facing the workplace, education, healthcare, and our everyday lives, you’ll find energizing insights from brain scientist John Medina.

Acknowledged as one of the most engaging and crowd-pleasing speakers in the world of neuroscience, Dr. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist, researcher, professor and the author of ten books. His New York Times bestseller, Brain Rules has been celebrated as the standard handbook on understanding the brain and optimizing its performance. The community is invited to hear insights from his newest book, Attack of the Teenage Brain! Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner.


The Baylor Parent Alliance Speakers Series features renowned speakers and authors who present new and challenging ideas that expand our understanding of the world around us. The speakers series is always free and open to the general public.

Previous speakers include:

2018: Casey Gerald - Casey Gerald began his career in economic policy and government innovation at the Center for American Progress, and he has worked as a strategist with startup social ventures such as The Future Project as well as companies like The Neiman Marcus Group. Gerald received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Political Science from Yale. He founded an organization called MBAxAmerica and has been called one of the "Most Creative People in Business."

2017: Sarah Lewis - Sarah Lewis is a bestselling author, curator, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard University. Lewis’s books include The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, a layered, story-driven investigation of how innovation, discovery, and the creative process are all spurred on by advantages gleaned from improbable foundations.

2016: Paul Tough - author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which has been translated into 27 languages and has spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists.

2015: Richard Louv - Journalist and author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, Louv's books have been translated into 13 languages and published in 17 countries, and helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature.

2014: Wendy Mogel - A clinical psychologist, parenting expert, author of The Blessings of a Skinned Knee and The Blessings of a B-Minus, and international keynote speaker, Mogel's mission is the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability and exuberance in children.

2013: John Medina - In Brain Rules, molecular biologist John Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work.


Call 423-267-8506, ext. 354, or email

Join Us for this Free Event
We hope you will join us for a captivating evening with brain scientist John Medina, Tuesday Jan. 15, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Baylor School Alumni Chapel.


Baylor School Chapel
171 Baylor School Road,
Chattanooga, TN 37405