Convocations round out Meredith students’ intellectual and artistic experience, giving students a chance to hear and interact with thought leaders, and to explore new ideas in community with other students and faculty.

Previous convocation speakers include author Denise Kiernan, FBI agent and tv host Candice DeLong, dog cognition scientist Brian Hare,500 Women Scientists founder Jane Zelikova, photographer Chris Jordan, filmmakers Lauren Greenfield and Beth Murphy, anthropologist Sarah Hrdy and choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.

A special characteristic of convocations is that they give students a chance not only to hear or see a presentation, but also to interact with the presenters. Convocation presenters include scientists, novelists, adventurers, musicians and filmmakers.

Visit the Convocations website.