The next generation of TEDx: TEDxKids @SMU
Friday, October 15, 2010
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Dallas, TX
Make us laugh. Make us cry.
The speaker line up for TEDxSMU 2010 was incredible! Check out the incredible folks who joined us on stage at TEDxKIDS @SMU.
Connor Brantley, Student
Baba Brinkman, Rapper
Majka Burhardt, Writer, Climber, and AMGA Certified Rock Guide
Mick Ebeling, Founder, Not Impossible Foundation
Grace Gilker, Student, The Hockaday School
Cari Guittard, Executive Director, Business for Diplomatic Action
Greg Harper, President, HarperVision
Bill Lively, President and CEO, North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee
Elizabeth Patrick, Student, Episcopal School of Dallas
Joshua Prince-Ramus, Principal, REX
Rives, Poet; Host, TEDActive; Host, TEDxSMU
SMU SkunkWorks Innovation Gym featuring Austin Hodges & Nathan Huntoon
Kelly Stoetzel, Content Director & TEDActive Host, TED; Host, TEDxSMU
String Theory YoYo’s featuring Jamie Larkin, Mark Mankiewicz & Mason McCall
Will Watson, Activist, Advocate, Student
Daniella Willis, Student, The Oakridge School
Ray Zahab, Adventure Runner & Founder, Impossible 2 Possible
About TEDxKids @SMU
The TEDx and TED model of conferences are an ideal platform to present new, engaging ideas to the next generation of scientists, engineers, artists, doctors, marketers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Short, bursty presentations by astounding thinkers on a broad array of topics ranging from the science of yo-yo’s to space exploration take students out of the classrooms and into a setting where the teachers are the people actually thinking up and executing these big ideas.
Students applied to attend, either as individual applicants or through schools or after-school programs. Students applying individually must have a chaperone at the event. Groups must have a ratio of 5 students to 1 chaperone. This year, we’re asking that all group applications come from organizations or schools operating within the DISD boundaries (essentially the 635 Loop). Multiple groups may apply from the same school/organization but all must be in the 5:1 ratio. Individuals may apply from any district or geographical region.
August 9- Registration opens.
September 17- All applications due.
September 30- Registration closes; release forms due.
12:30-1:00 | Check in at the Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201)
1:00-2:30 | Session I
2:30-3:30 | Break
3:30-5:00 | Session II
Community Service Requirement
As part of our commitment to the students in the Dallas area, we offer this program free of charge for students to attend, but require that students commit to completing a service learning project. At TEDxKIDS, students will have the opportunity to sign up for one of several volunteer experiences coordinated through TEDxSMU (including hosting their own TEDx events in their schools or with their friends and families), or to propose a service learning project of their choosing. All TEDxKids-coordinated service projects will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2010, and each attendee must agree to complete the service learning component in order to be selected to attend.
To reaffirm to the students that this day is really about and for them, we are asking that all chaperones and adults (except speakers) attending TEDxKIDS sit on the 2nd and 3rd levels of the Wyly Theatre, where parents and chaperones can watch and be in close proximity to students without being in the same row. This is available based on the comfort and discretion of chaperones. TEDxKids Camp Counselors are Dallas-area juniors and seniors in high school who have been selected through an application process to serve as peer mentors to the students and will also be available to sit with them during the program.
TEDxKids Camp Counselors
This year at TEDxKids, 60 high school juniors and seniors will be appointed to serve as “Camp Counselors” to groups of 5-7 middle school students during the day. Each Counselor will complete peer leadership training, and then be assigned a group of TEDxKids attendees to contact prior to the conference. The Counselors will report for duty at 12:00 on Friday, October 15 to be there to greet students as they arrive, and help the students understand the flow of the day. Counselors will sit with the students during the day, and will also be expected to participate in one of the service learning projects offered through TEDxSMU on Sat., Nov. 20.
TEDxKids – Middle School Students
TEDxKids – Camp Counselors
About TEDxKIDS Camp Counselors