TEDxKids@SMU 2010


Check out the pictures from the 2010 TEDxKids@SMU on Flickr!

The topic  of this year;s TEDxSMU was serious stuff. We talked about human survival. The range of perspectives on the theme was vast, but at the heart of all the talks was a common thread: how are we going to make it as a global community?

The speaker line up for TEDxSMU 2010 was incredible! Check out the 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.

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@SMU, 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.

To reaffirm to the students that this day is really about and for them, we are asking that all chaperons and adults (except speakers) attending TEDxKids@SMU sit on the 2nd and 3rd levels of the Wyly Theatre, where parents and chaperons 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 chaperons. TEDxKids@SMU 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@SMU Camp Counselors
This year at TEDxKids@SMU, 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@SMU 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.

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