Two of our intrepid Year 12 students, Mohamed Bella and Ricardo del Rio Fuente, organised the first ever St Christopher’s School TED-x conference on Thursday 6 April. All 100 tickets were sold and the 10 presentations eagerly awaited. Our conference was officially licensed and the videoed presentations will be posted for the whole world to view. Officially, a TED-x conference is ‘a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.’
The 10 presentations covered a wide range of themes, but all were captivating and delivered with great authority by the student speakers, who were from Year 10 to 12.
|When time really is money – the importance of investing young
|The political apathy of today’s youth in the developed world
|Why do we deny our mental illness?
|How forming concepts in our minds helps us make sense of the world around us.
|The impact of social media as a means of free communication in developing countries.
|Insecurities and the benefits of overcoming them.
|Is film still relevant in the 21st century?
|How the brain perceives reality.
|Alex Zakharia & Amartya Sarkar
|We’re losing the war on cancer.
|Making your life matter.
We anticipate that the TED-x conference will now become a regular, student-led event.