Creative Mind Lecture Series features digital wellness expert Amy Blankson

The only individual to receive a Point of Light award from two sitting U.S. Presidents – Amy Blankson – will headline the 2023 installment of the Amarillo College Creative Mind Lecture Series, the theme for which is Digital Flourishing.

Blankson is CEO of the Digital Wellness Institute and the bestselling author of The Future of Happiness.

She will deliver a free lecture on “Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-being in the Digital Era” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

Additionally, a meet-the-author reception – the cost for this is $25 per person – begins at 6 p.m. and includes reserved seating for the free lecture. Those wishing to attend the reception are asked to RSVP to the AC Foundation at 806-371-5924 or

Dr. Eric Fauss, chair of the Creative Mind Lecture Series, said the selection committee concluded that Blankson would be an ideal lecturer to invite to AC because her work deals with fundamental questions of existence – how to find happiness – which is a central theme within the humanities.

“With our culture so focused upon disruption, figuring out how to use technology with wisdom is often lost as the waves of change relentlessly sweep over us,” Fauss said. “Amy will provide some much-needed perspective: her focus on finding balance in the digital age is extremely relevant because most of us struggle in some way to mediate our use of devices, social media, etc.”

Blankson is a graduate of both Harvard and the Yale School of Management. She twice received the Point of Light award for her work in civic engagement. She is a member of the Global Happiness Council that was launched in 2017 at the United Nations, as well as a Fellow of the World Innovation Organization.

Additionally, she is a featured professor of Oprah’s Happiness Course from the Oprah Winfrey Network, and a regular contributor to Forbes.