National Geographic Ultimate Explorer Host Lisa Ling to Speak at 3D Leadership Conference


National Geographic Ultimate Explorer Host Lisa Ling to Speak at 3D Leadership Conference
National Geographic's Ultimate Explorer host Lisa Ling will give a keynote address, “Explore Your Leadership,” at the second annual 3D Leadership Conference on Oct. 21.

Lisa Ling, host of National Geographic's Ultimate Explorer documentary series, will give a keynote address, “Explore Your Leadership,” at the second annual 3D Leadership Conference: Dream, Dare, Do! on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Major Suite.

In an effort to assist students in exploring their own leadership abilities and becoming involved in co-curricular campus activities, faculty and staff are requested to encourage students in their classes, offices and clubs to register for the upcoming free 3D Leadership Conference.

“This free leadership conference will be of benefit to students with little or no leadership experience to the most experienced student leaders,” says Jeff Hoffman, associate director of Associated Student Inc.'s (ASI) Programs, Recreational Sports & Marketing. “Lisa Ling will speak to all of our students about her own development and inspire them to take the leadership challenge here at Cal Poly Pomona.”

Since becoming the first female host of Ultimate Explorer in December 2002, Ling has covered the looting of antiquities in war-torn Iraq, investigated the increasingly deadly drug war in Colombia, examined the complex issues surrounding China's one-child policy, and explored the phenomenon of female suicide bombers in Chechnya. Ling also serves as a special contributor for The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she discusses her adventures.

Prior to traveling the globe for Explorer, Ling was known for sharing her no-holds-barred opinions on current events and everyday issues with millions of Americans as co-host of Barbara Walters' hit daytime talk show The View.

The 3D Leadership Conference is a part of the university's Student Development & Leadership Institute (SDLI). Under the umbrella of SDLI, 3D is collaboratively planned by ASI, Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers and University Housing Services. The speaker is sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series and ASI Bronco Events and Activities Team (B.E.A.T.). Additional event sponsors include Instructional Related Activities and Cal Poly Pomona Foundation (Los Olivos Dining Commons).

SDLI is a university educational program designed to assist students in enhancing student leadership abilities through building self confidence, developing a personal philosophy of leadership, amplifying personal growth and development, and building career opportunities.

The conference will run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will also include lunch and breakout leadership training workshops. Ling's keynote address will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude by 2 p.m. Students attending the entire conference will receive preferred seating at Ling's address and limited additional seating will be available for the general public.

3D is a free program open to any currently enrolled Cal Poly Pomona student. For more information or to register online, visit www.dsa.cpp.edu/division/leadership/3D.asp or contact Dora Lee, co-chair of the 3D Leadership Committee, at (909) 869-5025.