TEDxGeorgeSchool Action Breaks Announced
June 6, 2015
Listening to the eighteen live speakers and performers is only part of the excitement that you can expect on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at TEDxGeorgeSchool. In between the main stage sessions (there are four total sessions) you will have the chance to participate in our “action breaks.”
Action breaks provide a variety of engaging activities to allow you to connect with speakers, partners, and other attendees. You can learn to brew the perfect cup of coffee, create unique art, visit our organic garden, and more.
Our morning action breaks are scheduled between 10:30 and 10:50 a.m. Options include:
J. David Waldman: Brewing Great Coffee. Join J. David Waldman from Rojo’s Roastery in Lambertville to learn about brewing coffee following this small-batch artisan coffee roaster’s best-practices.
Jō Adachi: Anyone Can Draw (Yes, Even You). Join George School Painting and Drawing teacher Jō Adachi to learn simple tools to create drawings that will allow you to recreate what you see.
Kate Smith-Ducati: Growing Organically. Join Kate Smith-Ducati on a tour of our organic garden. Tended by Kate and George School students, the garden supplies the kitchen with fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables. The garden is also home to our family of chickens.
Our afternoon action breaks are planned between 3:10 and 3:30 p.m. Options include:
Michael Lo Stracco: The Practice of Pause. George School Religion teacher and experienced meditator and mindfulness instructor, Michael Lo Stracco, will guide participants in a mindfulness meditation that encourages open, observant and non-judgmental awareness and attention.
Jackie Coren: The Power of Song in Building Community. Sing-along to old and new favorites from Broadway, the Beatles, and beyond with George School Chorale Director Jackie Coren.
Kate Smith Ducati: Exploring George School’s Organic Garden. For those of you who didn’t have the opportunity to meet Kate Smith Ducati earlier, this is your chance to tour our organic garden.
Other highlights of the day include a lunchtime performance and library desk concert by West Philly Orchestra, and musical performances by Hanna Vaughn ’15 and Alyssa and Elizabeth Schultheis.
If you’re joining us this Saturday, which ones will you choose?
About Our Sponsors
As we anticipate our first ever TEDxGeorgeSchool, it is important to recognize the crucial role that our TEDx Sponsors, Enterra and The Project for STEM Competitiveness, played in bringing this event to fruition. Without them, it is unlikely we could have gone forward, and we are very grateful for their willingness to fund this gathering of diverse intellectual and artistic exchange.
Enterra is bringing the promise and power of Big Data Analytics and Insights to industry, organizations, and governments. Through the Enterra Cognitive Reasoning Platform™, Enterra enables organizations to capture, curate and analyze vast amounts of complex and disparate data. This capability allows our clients to uncover and understand non-obvious relationships that lead to innovative new product development and innovation, heightened consumer understanding, enhanced supply chain execution, and more efficient and targeted consumer marketing. Enterra’s analytics and insights help the world’s leading brands and organizations operate smarter by finding higher meaning in data.
Project for STEM Competitiveness is committed to bring outcomes-measured STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education to both underrepresented and private-school populations through exciting and inspiring project-based learning. Key is an integrated community approach involving individuals from corporations, national laboratories, other governmental agencies, and other non-profit and philanthropic organizations throughout the United States. The Project hopes to create experiential learning through hands-on programs and materials that enrich the academic curriculum of schools and can be adapted to diverse school environments (e.g., urban, suburban, or rural) while taking advantage of involved local community resources to support STEM education.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED (Technology, Education, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California thirty years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for eighteen minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan, and Daniel Kahneman.