GeoTech Conversations in the Cliff



The GeoTech Lecture Series serves the spirit of common inquiry among students, faculty and staff, helping enhance Bishop Dunne as a vibrant learning community.

On the evening of February 28, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., join the Bishop Dunne community in the Monsignor Milam J. Joseph Auditorium for a night of exploration as our panelists discuss their roles in bringing local and global sustainability to southern Dallas. 

Join Amanda Moreno-Lake, Drexel Owusu, Jason Roberts, Kiyundra Gulley, Paula Blackmon, and moderator Edwin Cabaniss, for an evening conversation around local sustainability and development. Hear from these experts as they discuss their unique visions for the future of southern Dallas.  

Amanda Moreno-Lake

Vice President of Operations,
Jim Lake Companies

Paula Blackmon

Private Business Consultant

Drexell Owusu

Senior Vice President,
Education and Workforce

Kiyundra Gulley

President of Oak Cliff
Chamber of Commerce

Edwin Cabaniss

Proprietor of the Kessler Theater

GeoTech Speakers

The GeoTech Conference was established in 1987 and features a keynote speaker of renown who is an explorer, environmentalist, conservationist, scientist, author, or all of these. Previous keynote speakers include Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Dr. Robert Ballard. The conference continues for three days at the end of February or beginning of March and includes intensive GIS (Geographic Information Systems) training for teachers, workshops in all disciplines, and guided field trips to educational centers. The conference is open to the public and to students.

Previous GeoTech Keynote Speakers

2018 Bertie Gregory Wildlife filmmaker and host of National Geographic's WildLife!
2017 James Balog Film Producer: Chasing Ice and Environmentalist
2016 Joel Sartore National Geographic Photographer and Conservationalist
2015 James Balog Film Producer: Chasing Ice and Environmentalist
2014 Dr. Patrick Meier Crisis Mapper and Humanitarian
2013 Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin Archeologist, Explorer, and Pioneer of Crowdsourcing and Drone Exploration
2012 Dr. Mireya Major Field Correspondent, Explorer, Naturalist, and Author of Pink Boots and Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer
2012 Dr. Kobe Boykins Engineer and Designer for Mars Explorer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2011 Dr. Robert Bakker Paleontologist and Author: The Dinosaur Heresies
2010 Ben Osborne Planet Earth DVD Series Photographer
2010 Chad Pregracke President of Living Lands and Waters, U.S. Jefferson Award for Public Service Winner, CNN Hero of the Year 2013
2009 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist, Nova Host, and Cosmos Host
2008 Dr. Dawn Wright Oceanographer and Deep Water Explorer, Professor of Geography and Oceanography, Oregon State University
2007 David Rumsey Cartographer and Philanthropist
2007 Dr. Spencer Wells Geneticist, Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
2007 Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ

Author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States; The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions; and River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

2006 Dr. Mae Jemison Astronaut and Author, Founder and Chair of the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence
2005 Dr. J. Michael Fay National Geographic Conservationist-in-Residence
2004 Jodi Cobb National Geographic Photographer
2003 Dr. John Kuglin Former Director of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Education Project
2002 Dr. Wade Davis National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
2001 Dr. Sally Ride

Astronaut and Author, Professor of Physics, University of California at San Diego

2000 Erik Larson Author: Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History; Thunderstruck; Devil in the White City; and In the Garden of Beasts
1999 Dr. Jane Goodall

Author: Reason for Hope: Anthropologist and Scientist, Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute

1998 Dayton Duncan Author and Co-Producer (with Ken Burns) Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; An Illustrated History; The National Parks; America's Best Idea; The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History; The Civil War; Baseball; and Jazz
1998 Ann Bancroft Author: No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica and Explorer - First woman at the North Pole and the South Pole and to traverse the Antarctic continent
1997 Dr. Robert Ballard Author: Lost Liners: Explorer and Discoverer of RMS Titanic, Founder of the Institute for Exploration, and the JASON Foundation
1997 Dr. Kenneth C. Davis Author: Don't Know Much About Geography; Don't Know Much About History; Don't Know Much About the Civil War: and Don't Know Much About the Bible



Previous GeoTech Lecture Series Speakers

Dr. Leslie Dewan National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Nuclear Engineer, Entrepreneur
Liz Cedillo-Pereira City of Dallas - Director of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
Eddie Reeves Reeves Strategy Group

Immaculée Illibagiza

Author of Left to Tell, a personal account of the genocide in Rwanda
Sonia Nazario Pulitzer Prize winning author of Enrique's Journey
Dr. Ainissa Ramirez Author of Newton's Football; TED Book: Save Our Science; and founder of television series Science Saturdays
Sister Helen Prejean Author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States; The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions; and River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey
Sister Mary Immaculee Mukabugato Former principal of the College of Sainte Marie de Kibuye