2019 THEME AND RESULTS

Thrive: Connecting the community

We want to see our city thrive! So what’s keeping our neighbors in Columbus from connecting and thriving?

Consider the needs of your friends, your family, your neighborhood, your work or school. What strikes you? With a little support, what idea would you be excited about seeing come to life? The kind of idea that could bring lasting health to people’s lives. The kind of idea that values people not just the accomplishment of a program. Connections can change lives. It’s time for Columbus to CONNECT and then THRIVE

 
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Hilliard Schools Food Pantries

Margaret Lee with Taylor McClintock
Audience Award Winner!

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Sugar & Spice

Omar Alghothani with Bart Griffin
Audience Award Winner!

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Crescendo Project

Alana Becker with Katie Widing

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Radiant Youth Perception Project

Jessica and Joanne Xu
with Nancy Jeggle

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Cbus

Kush Hari and Melanie Marszal
with Tom Slemmer

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2019 MENTORS & SPEAKERS

 
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kEYNOTE SPEAKER

Timothy Rush
Creator & General Manager
Third Way Café
• social enterprise of CleanTurn

 
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Mentor/panelist

Tom Slemmer

Former CEO & President
National Church Residences

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Mentor/panelist

Nancy Jeggle

Actuarial Financial Director
Nationwide Insurance

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Mentor/Panelist

Bart Griffin

Managing Partner
Griffin-Lantz Insurance

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Mentor/Panelist

Katie Widing

Choir Director
Jones Middle School

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Mentor/Panelist

Taylor McClintock

President & Creative Director
G & P Productions, LLC

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O2 Conference Director

David A. White IV

Pastor, Families, Youth & Children
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church

 

2018 THEME AND RESULTS

thrive

verb | \ ˈthrīv \


To grow and develop. To flourish and be successful.
To progress toward a goal despite or because of the circumstances.

 
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PROJECT INNOVATION

Ilya, Madelyn, Teresa Rakowsky with
Charley Shin

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THE UNDERRATED POWER OF TEENAGERS

Khadijo Abdirahman with
Madison Mikhail Bush

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FASTFORWARD

MaryGrace Osborn with
David White

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TAKE OFF

Katie Overmeyer, Clarie Geistfeld, & Maria Buffer with Stori Rex

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MATTER

Greta Schreiber and Gabriella Shell with
John Ness

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WHARTON PAIN SCALE

Kota Wharton with
Don Leach

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FITNESS GROUP FOR WOMEN IMMIGRANTS

Deika Ahmed and Sarah Khoury with
Lisa Igel
Audience Award Winner!

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SENIOR PROM

Elizabeth Weller wtih
Taylor McClintock
Audience Award Winner!

 

 

2018 MENTORS & SPEAKERS

 
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ryan Miller
President & Co-Founder, The 2nd & 7 Foundation Partner, m2 marketing
Former Linebacker & Defensive co-MVP
OSU Football Team

Just announced! Jane Leach, the Executive Director of FutureReady Columbus, will be the guest speaker at O2. Look up the work she is doing and you'll quickly understand how inspirational this conference is going to be. #o2conf www.o2conference.org

GUEST SPEAKER

Jane Leach
Executive Director, FutureReady Columbus
Founder of the Hilltop Preschool

 
 
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Mentor/Panelist

Charley Shin
Founder and CEO of BIBBIBOP
Asian Grill, Charleys Philly Steaks and
Solar Planet

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MENTOR/PANELIST

Madison Mikhail Bush
Founder and CEO of POINT and
Director of Corporate Development at
Gnome Diagnostics

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MENTOR/PANELIST

John Ness
Chief Executive Officer
ODW Logistics, Inc.

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MENTOR/PANELIST

Stori Rex
Volunteer Coordinator
LifeCare Alliance

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MENTOR/PANELIST

Lisa Igel
Wellness Program Manager
Huntington National Bank

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MENTOR/PANELIST

Don Leach
Attorney/Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

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mENTOR/PANELIST

Taylor McClintock
President & Creative Director
G & P Productions, LLC

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O2 Conference Director

David A. White IV
Pastor, Familes, Youth & Children
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church