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Creativity is Your New Super Power - Virtual Sips & Science Speaker Series

Sips & Science: Enjoy the latest insights on brain science innovations during the Brain Performance Institute’s monthly speaker series.

Andy Walshe, PhD and Ben Potvin
The Liminal Collective

Title:  Creativity is Your New Super Power | 7:00PM-8:00PM CT

Dr. Andy Walshe is a founding member, partner and chief performance officer of Liminal Collective. A globally recognized leader and expert in the field of elite human performance, his experience runs the gamut of human performance - the research and training of all aspects of human performance for individuals, teams and large organizations in sport, culture, military and business settings. His work to demystify talent has led him on a mission to hack human performance, and to share his learnings for the betterment of society. Andy’s passion is anything ocean, in particular surfing. That, and chasing his twin girls about. Preferably in and around the sea.

Ben Potvin is a former Canadian national gymnastics champion. He joined Cirque du Soleil as an artist during the creation of O in 1997. After performing on stage in over 3000 shows, he changed his role within Cirque du Soleil as a head coach on the show Viva ELVIS and later transferred to Head of Acrobatics during the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour and AMALUNA. After being promoted in the role of AcrobaticChoreography Designer, Ben jumped on many new productions including Michael Jackson ONE, KURIOS, the opening ceremony of the PanAm Games in Toronto 2015, and many more. Since then, he has opened many new shows like MESSI TEN, R.U.N and VITORI. With over 15 years involved with the Cirque Du Soleil Group, as well as being Director of Creative Development for the past four years,Ben’s knowledge and drive on merging acrobatic & artistic, his passion for creativity and human performance has made him a top consultant for designing events, shows, creative retreats and performance camps for partners like RedBull and Logitech.With his network of connections in the entertainment field, and his vision of helping pushing limits to new levels,Ben’s main focus is to collaborate with other experts in different fields to help elevate everyone’s full potential in human performance and creativity.

The speaker will be presenting via Zoom Webinar. You do not need to download any additional software.  We will provide the Zoom Webinar link and passcode once you register.

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Center for BrainHealth

A link to access the event will be provided upon registration.

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


Health & Wellness


performance, creativity

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Center for BrainHealth
Contact Information
Paige Hayes
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