DMACC West Des Moines Campus Set to Unveil 13th Anniversary ciLive! Speakers and Program

Posted 1/6/2022

​​​​The theme of ciLive 13 is "Go Boldly"

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DMACC Provost Tony Paustian will be joined by WHO-TV Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson and West Bank Chairman and CEO Dave Nelson as they announce an all-star lineup of speakers for the 13th anniversary presentation of Celebrate Innovation Live (ciLive! 13)​, Iowa’s version of famed South by Southwest SXSW® conference and festival. ciLive! serves as a platform for social, educational, economic development and cultural engagement.


Some of the highlighted speakers to be announced during the unveiling include:

  • A Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winning stunt actor

  • An actor and technical consultant for the "Star Trek" franchise

  • A world-famous cyber security expert and ethical hacker

  • A conservation photographer and underwater journalist for National Geographic

  • An editor of an “entrepreneur” magazine

  • A host of the PBS series “NOVA Wonders”

  • A glassblower featured on a Netflix series

  • An American actor who has starred in numerous "Star Trek" shows

  • A three-person "Future of Space" panel featuring leading space experts

  • A Grammy-nominated singer and song-writer


DMACC West Des Moines Campus, 5959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines


Noon on Mon., Jan. 10, 2022

The line-up of speakers will be announced during a special video premiere event, which will also be streamed LIVE and FREE online through the free e360TV app which can be downloaded to any streaming device.


This year’s ciLive 13 theme, “Go Boldly,” focuses on achievements in science, business, media, exploration and more. It shows how a vision and persistence can lead to tremendous accomplishments.

ciLive! 13 will return to being held in-person this year on March 9-10, 2022 at DMACC’s West Des Moines Campus, 5959 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. The event will also include free streaming of all speaker presentations on e360tv and Facebook LIVE.


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