2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Daring Greatly

Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
531 E 4th St

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Based on thirteen years of research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, joy, innovation, creativity and change.
In a scarcity culture where “never enough” dominates and fear has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized and failing. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable or dangerous as standing on the outside of our lives and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to show up and let ourselves be seen.

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Brené Brown

Founder & CEO

The Daring Way and COURAGEworks


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