The UP Experience - Unique Perspectives from Unique People - is an engaging and intellectually stimulating event that brings together 16 of the world's most extraordinary thought leaders, creators, and innovators for one exceptional day. These are the people behind the technologies, the trends, the ideas, and the global movements that shape our existence. The only event of its kind in Houston, UP is a learning opportunity, a creative conference, a think tank, and an entertainment event all in one. During 20-minute onstage presentations, each of our 16 guests discusses his or her work, passion, and ideas for the future; offstage, attendees experience up close and personal Q&A sessions. Designed for both personal and professional application, UP is an infusion of exceptional people, exceptional thinking and exceptional advances.
Marcus Luttrell is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book Lone Survivor, and a decorated Navy SEAL. Marcus Luttrell joined the U.S. Navy in March 1999 and became a combat-trained SEAL in January 2002. As a SEAL, Luttrell was trained in weapons, demolition, and unarmed combat. He also served as platoon medic. During his UP presentation – “Perseverance Under Adversity” – Marcus will reveal his own harrowing experiences as a combat-trained Navy SEAL. He was awarded the Navy Cross for combat heroism in 2006 by President George W. Bush. In his new best-selling book, Service: A Navy SEAL at War, he turns his focus from his own experiences to the nature of service on America’s battlefields and the soldiers who give their lives to defend their country and each other.