IB Students and Teachers,
On November 14th, The York School will hold its third annual TEDxIB@YorkSchool. The good news is that you’re all invited!
Imagine a day of hearing some of the most fascinating speakers from all different fields give the greatest speeches of their lives. Imagine an opportunity to talk with those speakers and with other audience members about far-reaching ideas. And imagine giving a talk yourself!
TED began in Monterey, California in 1984 as a way of bringing together amazing speakers with amazing ideas. Millions of people throughout the world get to experience TED through TEDTalks, videos of the best original speeches given at the event archived on their website. But TED came up with another way of spreading ideas: TEDx.
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 event, TED Talks and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.tedxibyork.com and watch some the talks from last year.
The most distinct part of this event is that we have invited IB Diploma students from all over the world to come take part. Students have attended TEDxIB@YorkSchool from as far away as Shanghai, Slovakia, and Florida. The really exciting part of it is that over ten IB students will be selected give their own TED Talks. You could be one of them!
So make sure that you are a part of this incredible event by encouraging your IB school to register at www.TEDxIBYork.com.
It is an event you don’t want to miss!
We hope to see you on November 14th,2012 !
The TEDxIB Team