Grand Views 2023

Join us for Grand View University’s version of TED Talks, where we invite the GV community to spread ideas worth sharing and give speakers a venue to voice innovative and thought-provoking concepts.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Speed Lyceum, Henning Student Center
Grand View University
2811 E 14th Street

Started in 2022, this annual event will again feature two speakers (seven minutes each) in the following categories:

  • Research & Learning
  • Community & Belonging
  • Creativity & Expression
  • Vocation & Character

This year we are accepting nominations for speakers. Nominations are open to faculty, staff, students and alumni (both as the nominator and the nominee).

Nomination Deadlines:
August 22, 2023 - All nominations are due 
September 8, 2023 - Speakers will be selected and notified
September 18, 2023 - Speakers’ bios & brief descriptions of talks due
September 24, 2023 - Speakers' final presentations due

Thank you for your nomination - we look forward to seeing you at this year's Grand Views!

View Nomination Form


2022 Topics and Speakers


  • “The Power of What We Don’t Know” – Bonnie Hall, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • “Lifelong Learning: All Ships Rise” – Carrie Sponheim, Director of Annual Giving and Chris Lee, Vice President for Administration and Finance


  • “What If...?” – Amy Schumann, Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • “Belonging in the Yin and Yang” – Stephen Sporer, Associate Vice President for Advancement


  • “Connecting Disciplines, Traveling Often and Touching the Wild” – Paul Brooke, Professor of English
  • “Chameleon in the Cornfield-Being Black at a PWI” – Miradieu Joseph, Head Coach, Track & Field and Cross Country


  • “Your Feelings are Irrelevant” – Nick Mitchell, Head Coach, Men’s Wrestling/Assistant Director of Athletics
  • “The Room Where it Happens” – Steve Snyder, Professor of Humanities