TEDxIB@YorkSchool 2012 theme: Taking on the World
This year’s TEDxIB@YorkSchool is all about facing challenges, taking risks, overcoming obstacles and standing for what you believe in. Looking for a mountain to climb? Consider attending on November 14th and perhaps even giving your own TEDTalk. You will hear over 20 fascinating speakers – accomplished adults and articulate IB Diploma students – share how they have taken on their own part of the world. Combine this with amazing art and musical performances and you have the makings of an unforgettable day.
And after you have taken on a world of ideas, we invite you to join other IB Diploma students from around the world on the following day, November 15th, as we take on Toronto. In a unique race around the city, groups of students will challenge one another to discover and capture unique perspectives of this exciting city to share with the world.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxIB@YorkSchool, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxIB@YorkSchool event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. In past years, we have heard from explorers, inventors, political activists, movie makers, artists, scientists, and, yes, IB Diploma students. Take a look at our website: www.TEDxIB@YorkSchool.com.
The most distinct part of this event is that we have invited IB Diploma students from all over the world to come take part. In past years, students have attended TEDxIB@YorkSchool from as far away as Shanghai, Slovakia, and all over the U.S. Come embrace the ‘international’ in the International Baccalaureate, as students share ideas and experiences from diverse areas of the globe.