Wednesday, May 23, 2018
2:30 - 5:00pm
Performing Arts Center
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TEDx is a one-day, free event featuring inspirational speakers who share their passions and ideas regarding key components of change and innovation. The goal is to spark deep discussion and enable you to be part of a social and global change.


2:30 - 2:40 - Introduction and TED video

2:40 - 2:50 - Lakumi Dias '18, Solebury School student
Talk: Why Art?

2:50 - 3:00 -Jonathan Lopes, Asst. Dir., Career Development
Talk: The Power and Promise of College Mentorship

3:00 - 3:05 - TED Talk: Matt Cutts - Try Something New for 30 Days

3:05 - 3:15 - Vanessa Ingram, poet/vocalist/activist
Performance: Truth is Relative

3:15 - 3:30 - Kelly Sullivan, art crusader
Talk: Exercise Your Imagination

3:30 - 3:50 - Break and collaborative art project

3:50 - 4:10 -John Bochanski, astrophysicist, astrophysicist, professor
Talk: Tomorrow’s View of Our Universe

4:10 - 4:15 - TED Talk: Clint Smith - The Danger of Silence

4:15 - 4:25 - Ellie Herman '18, Solebury School student

Talk: Surviving a Disaster in a Box

4:25 - 4:40 - Maya Kollman, Imago therapist and trainer
Talk: Mining the Gold in Conflicted Relationships

4:40 – 4:55 - TED Talk: Liz Ogbu - What If Gentrification Was About Healing Communities instead of Displacing Them?

4:55 - 5:00 - Closing remarks and acknowledgements

TEDx Organizers: Diane Downs and Nicole Mount
Master of Ceremonies: Erik Daughterman '18
Video Producer: Brian Pearson
Camera Person #2: Tim Carroll '21
Technical Director: Peter Martino
Tech assistants: Jackson Becker '18, Adrian Monzon '21, Chanler Sharpe '19
Manager of User Support Services: Skip Williamson
Set Design: Chanler Sharpe '19, Jackson Becker '18, Tyler Scotti '21
Director of Publications & Online Communications: Deb O’Reilly
Photographer: Holly Victor '89
General & moral support: Jessica Harms, Deb O’Reilly, Riley Brady '13

A special thanks to our maintenance and custodial staff for their help with cleaning and set up, to the administration for supporting this event, to the Home and School Association for their financial support, to Kristina Bauman and Farley’s bookstore for organizing a table of presenter-recommended books, to Jamie Harms for donating cold brew coffee, to Melissa Hamilton '78, Laura DeCerchio, Riley Brady '13, Jon Downs '71, P'03 '08 '09, Chris May P'19, Dominique Wander '20, Koyi Lai '19, and Maria McGrath for donating food.

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