With nearly 10 million combined views, Colin Stokes’ TED talks on the influence of stories in our lives have challenged and inspired people all over the world. His presentations on popular culture, parenting, and our diverse world will change the way you think about the media you love, the conversations you have with your children, and your place in the galaxy. From “The Wizard of Oz” to “The Avengers,” we’ve all grown up admiring superheroes, princesses, wizards and Jedi Knights who taught us that courage and compassion could save the world. But the stories that surround us have other lessons too--about the nature of conflict, the pace of change, and which lives are most worthy of becoming legendary. With humor, data, and a breadth of knowledge of history and popular culture, Colin will entertain and enlighten leaders, parents, students, and creatives.