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TEDx coming to a Bucks school

TEDx, the grassroots-level version of the wildly popular TED Conferences (where speakers deliver presentations on phenomena like body-language affecting testosterone, or malaria-fighting lasers), is coming to Solebury School in New Hope on Sunday.

TEDx coming to a Bucks school

TEDx, the grassroots-level version of the wildly popular TED Conferences (where speakers deliver presentations on phenomena like body language or lasers that fight malaria), is coming to Solebury School in New Hope on Sunday.

From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., students from Solebury and surrounding high schools - including Central Bucks East and Moorestown Friends - will deliver talks on a variety of topics, from "Unacknowledged Women in History," to "After the Track: Second Careers for Thoroughbread Racehorses." (The full program is below.)

While TED conferences feature prominent speakers, such as Bono and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, TEDx events are designed to be similar in the sense that they offer unique, mind-stretching presentations, but they are organized by local groups. Videos of TEDx speeches are often re-watched online; some of the most viewed TEDx talks have received upwards of 10 million views.

And lest you think that TEDx talks are only for adults, below is a video of a presentation delivered by a 12-year old app developer.

To register for the Solebury School's TEDx, click here.

9:00-9:15              welcome, opening remarks, TED video

9:15-9:30              Carly HoulahanHives for Lives: Bee the Cure We Seek

                                The Agnes Irwin School

9:30-9:40              Theodore PrimeThe Modern Shakespeare

                                University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:40-10:05            TED video – Dan Pallotta: The Way We Think about Charity is Dead Wrong

10:05-10:25         Alex LeoneEmpowering Young Women: A Practical Solution

                                Solebury School

10:25-10:40         Matt WenzMentoring Kids when they are most Impressionable

                                New Hope-Solebury High School

10:40-11:00         break and networking time

11:00-11:15         Lily Mae, singer/songwriter

                                Solebury School

11:15-11:30         TED video – Tavi Gevinson: A Teen Just Trying to Figure it Out

11:30-11:45         Jared SilverUnconventional Wisdom

                                Central Bucks East

11:45-12:00         Alliyah AllenClosing the Gap: Inspiring Kids to Work Hard and Achieve Greatness

                                Solebury School

12:00-12:15         Elizabeth Correll and Mia CiallellaOverlooked Women in History

                                The Agnes Irwin School

12:15-12:30         Rebecca Brady – Beware the Binary: Raising Awareness in Youth about Queer Identities

                                Solebury School

12:30-1:15            Lunch and networking time

1:15-1:30              Camille LeBlancWhat the World Needs: Finding Meaning Through a Bridge Year

Global Citizen Year

1:30-1:50              TED video – Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose & Naomi Shah: Award-Winning Teenage

 Science in Action

1:50-2:05              Annmarie Stockinger – After the Track: Thoroughbred Racehorses in Second Careers

                                Moorestown Friends School

2:05-2:20              Samantha McCabeWater Give: A Step Toward Solving the Water Crisis

Moorestown Friends School

2:20-2:30              Closing Remarks

About this blog
Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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