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Sagar Sawant

IT Consultant, Cyquent, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland

How Much Did Your Ultrasound Cost?

PRESENTED ON OCT 24, 2013
IN BALTIMORE, MD @ VOL 1

How much did your medical procedure cost? How much should it have cost? Where is the kayak.com for doctors? In this presentation Sagar Sawant shows us just how much the cost for procedures can vary. A hip replacement surgery in Ada, Oklahoma will cost $5,300 while the same procedure in California will cost $223,000. Sagar hopes to help make people more knowledgable about their choices so that medical costs will go down and care quality will go up.

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The Big Picture of Healthcare

BY CATHY ULRICH
@ HEALTH TALKS 2013 ON FEB 27, 2013

Speaker Cathy Ulrich talks about the complexity of our modern health care system, and how it can cause difficulties with patient care. She also shares her work in integrating local healthcare systems into their communities through health programs, increasing acessibility, decreasing wait times and advocating for home care. 

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Penned Impression: Caribbean Medicare Mafia

BY JAMES ANDERSON
IN MIAMI

James Anderson shares how Miami's crime scene has evolved over the years from the guns days of Al Capone to technology and Medicare.  James' undercover role led him to create his technology company Penned Impression

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Your Personal Digital Brand - You Already Have One! Are You Controlling It?

BY DANA ZURBUCHEN
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 18, 2016

An effective LinkedIn profile includes much more than career data. How do you create a profile that is engaging and effectively highlights your personal brand? Join personal branding coach Dana Zurbubhen for this interactive workshop where you'll learn step by step how to enhance your LinkedIn profile with your personal brand's message. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner liked the tips so much he shared them with his own LinkedIn followers!

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The Cost of Wearing Art

BY KOVEN WEI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Koven Wei is an apparel designer and entrepreneur who runs a brand called Toronto Boarding Club. He questions what defines art and how it is intertwined in street wear and culture.   

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The Key to Holding Government Accountable

BY ARTUR PAPYAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Artur Papyan explains how can mass media and journalism can help improve public governance process and keep government accountable for its' actions. Artur gives a Armenian's perspective on an international issue. 

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Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World

BY ANDREW KASZOWSKI
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

"You can do what you dream of."

In Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World at PechaKucha Night London, Ontario Vol. 1, Andrew Kaszowski shares how he lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!

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Rebuilding Local Trust in Government

BY ROHIT MALHOTRA
IN ATLANTA

Community is so much bigger than one's individual self and this is something that seems to have been forgotten here in the US of A. Rohit Malhotra's grandfather was a hero of his, a teacher in a remote village in India, who instilled this ideal of what community is, in him as a small child. The polar opposites of 'community' and of 'government' (at least after this election) are what Rohit grew up loving. Listen as he speaks about the importance of local government and trust has in our communities. 

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How did I get here?

BY CATHY BARKER
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Planned Parenthood practitioner Cathy Baker shares her path, both genealogical and physical from the Midwest to the Northwest struggling as a single mom.

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On Officially Getting Things Named on the Map; or, How a Seemingly Interesting Class Project Went Totally Awry and Nearly Drove the Professor and Government Employees Insane

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Keith Yearman, a geography professor, decided to get his classes involved in a project related to toponyms; that is, geographic place names. Using guidelines established by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a little-known function of the federal government, his students worked to name DuPage County features that lacked official names. He admittedly did not think this project through as thoroughly as needed, which resulted in this of a project gone awry—a project that caused a tremendous amount of work and stress for federal employees and local politicians.