Dr. Amy Cuddy to Headline IDEAcademy 2018

Registration now open to see world-renowned author and social psychologist
Jul 31, 2018 5:00 PM ET
Press Release

July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Dr. Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and author of the New York Times best-selling book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, will headline IDEAcademy 2018, set for Sept. 18-19. Featuring thought leaders ranging from storytellers and sports enthusiasts to scientists and students, IDEAcademy promises something for everyone around the theme of “Fueling insights. Driving transformation.”

What is IDEAcademy?
IDEAcademy is a FREE event initiated and endowed by Eastman in 2002 in partnership with.  East Tennessee State University’s College of Business and Technology. The program was established to provide unique opportunities for regional residents, businesses, and community leaders to participate in world-class leadership trainings.

2018 Event Details

Event:  IDEAcademy Main Event
Date: September 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 a. m. – 2:00 p.m. (keynote at 1:00 p.m.)
Location: Eastman’s Toy F. Reid Employee Center, Kingsport, Tenn.


Online registration required to reserve lunch at www.ideacademy.com.

In addition, a satellite event will be hosted at The Millennium Centre in Johnson City at 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 18. Registration is required for the satellite event. Seating is limited.

Featured speakers:
Additional thought leaders sharing the stage with Amy Cuddy at IDEAcademy this year include:

  • Dr. Greg Aloia, East Tennessee State University
  • Jos de Wit, Eastman
  • Steve Forbes, ETSU Basketball Coach
  • Natalie Kuldell, MIT/BioBuilder
  • Annie Malcolm, Roan Scholar, ETSU
  • Tim McAfee, Extreme Sports Enthusiast
  • Allison Myers, StoryCenter
  • Greg Porter, PowerSchool
  • Austin Ramsey, Roan Scholar, ETSU
  • Kiran Sirah, International Storytelling Center
  • Jill Zande, Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE)

About Dr. Amy Cuddy
About Dr. Cuddy’s 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,” has been viewed more than 48 million times and is the second-most-viewed TED Talk. Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice and stereotyping, and the ways in which people can affect their own thoughts, performance, and psychological and physical well-being, she speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives.

For more information, including a detailed agenda and videos from the 2016 and 2017 events, visit www.IDEAcademy.com.

Amanda Allman
Chrissy Idlette