Video: Not Your Average Speakers, Champions For Change

Youth, the elderly and everyone in between have much at stake in the Tampa Bay region's new economy going forward.

Watch and listen as four Tampa Bay area change leaders talk about understanding what motivates key stakeholders, calculating who has the most to gain and the most to lose, adding up the value proposition for the community to find what works best to affect positive change in communities.

The leaders -- Tom McLain of BioFlorida and Claro Scientific, Sean Davis of Red Hawk Interactive, Tim Dutton of SCOPE and the Institute for the Ages in Sarasota and Stacie Blake of Community Tampa Bay -- shared their experiences as influencers during 83 Degrees Media's "Not Your Average Speakers'' series "Champions For Change'' on Nov. 17, 2011 at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Additional video from the series can be found on YouTube filed on the 83 Degrees Media channel.

Join 83 Degrees for additional conversation online at Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #83degreesNYAS.

The event was made possible by funding support from Tucker Hall. Additional sponsors included White Book Agency, Mighty Fine Production, Gazelle Lab and freeFall Theatre.

Diane Egner is publisher and managing editor at 83 Degrees Media. Comments? Contact 83 Degrees.

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Diane Egner is a community leader and award-winning journalist with more than four decades of experience reporting and writing about the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. She serves on the boards of the University of South Florida Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications Advisory Council, The Institute for Research in Art (Graphicstudio, the Contemporary Art Museum, and USF’s Public Art Program) Community Advisory Council, Sing Out and Read, and StageWorks Theatre Advisory Council. She also is a member of Leadership Florida and the Athena Society. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism, she won the top statewide award for editorial writing from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors while at The Tampa Tribune and received special recognition by the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists for creative work as Content Director at WUSF Public Media. Past accomplishments and community service include leadership positions with Tampa Tiger Bay Club, USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP), Alpha House of Tampa Bay, Awesome Tampa Bay, Florida Kinship Center, AIA Tampa Bay, Powerstories, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Diane and her husband, Sandy Rief, live in Tampa.