TEDxGeorgeSchool Application Now Online
September 12, 2016
George School will host its second TEDx conference on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Our team has put together an exciting lineup of speakers who are demonstrating innovative responses to challenges posed across their respective disciplines in science, engineering, medicine, design, and entrepreneurial development. We believe it will be a day of provocative and compelling intellectual engagement.
Applications for TEDxGeorgeSchool are now available online. Click here to complete an application form.
“Audiences for TEDx events are selected so we get a balanced mix of students, educators, and community members, so applying does not guarantee entrance,” explained Ralph Lelii, TEDxGeorgeSchool curator as well as coordinator of the International Baccalaureate program at George School. “Once selected, individuals will receive registration instructions from us via email.” Ticket price is $65.00; students may attend at no charge.
More information about our speakers and the TEDxGeorgeSchool program will be provided as details are finalized.
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 is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED (Technology, Education, Design) 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 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available at no charge at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.