TEDxKids@SMU 2016: Illuminate

TEDxKids@SMU is the first-ever TED-style conference for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that centers on passion and ideas.  Following the TED format TEDxKids@SMU is organized into sessions where 7-9 speakers share their ideas worth spreading.  In between sessions, the middle school students and their high school peer mentors get the chance to mingle with speakers and each other.  In exchange for free admission, TEDxKids@SMU student attendees are required to complete a service project.
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TEDxKids@SMU | Friday, November 11 | 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Session One | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Dave Gallo | Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives | Center for Climate and Life

Paige Chenault | Founder| The Birthday Party Project

Daniel Krawczyk | Deputy Director | Center for BrainHealth

Jonathan Cope | Musician | Senior Booker T Washington High School


11:30 am – 12:45 Lunch


Session Two | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Aaron Diggins | Dallas Police Officer & Law Student at SMU

Jess Zimbabwe | Director of Urban Development | NLC

June Blount | modern fiddler duo | Roberta Smith & Joanna Ridgway

David Vobora | Founder/CEO | Adaptive Training Foundation