Final Speakers Announced for TEDxGeorgeSchool
October 14, 2016
The TEDxGeorgeschool Committee is pleased to announce the final two speakers for the upcoming TEDx conference on Saturday, December 3, 2016. They include innovators in dance and toy design and manufacturing. Seats for TEDxGeorgeSchool are filling fast—reserve yours now.
Christine Cox is the artistic and executive director and co-founder of BalletX, a contemporary ballet company headquartered at the Wilma Theater. BalletX unites world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of professional dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Through the daring vision of its award-winning founders, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique.
Andrea Barthello is the co-founder of ThinkFun, an award-winning global company that designs and produces addictively fun games that stretch and sharpen minds. The company’s mission is to change the world through play, translating the ideas of mathematicians, engineers, and inventors into simple toys that make learning fun at any age. Rush Hour, Math Dice, Code Master, Circuit Maze, Compose Yourself, Robot Turtles, and Yoga Spinner are just a few of their top games.
These two speakers join other speakers already confirmed including:
• Dr. Sigrid Adriaenssens, a structural engineer and associate professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, focuses on innovative areas of structural and architectural engineering concerns.
“We have assembled a diverse and nationally prominent panel of speakers, and their presentations will be centered upon scientific, entrepreneurial, and artistic innovation,” shared TEDxGeorgeSchool curator Ralph Lelii. “The number of available spaces for the event grows smaller every day, so we urge you to apply quickly to reserve your seat.”
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.