Allendale Columbia students presented their seventh-annual TEDx event Feb. 2 for anyone in the Rochester area looking to be inspired, educated and informed.
The independently organized event, exclusively run by students and licensed by TED, focused around the theme of Human Simplexity and how, as human beings, all are simple, yet complex.
This year, six speakers took the stage, including Maria Engels, of Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence; Daphne Pariser, of Humans for Education; students; and community members.
“TEDx Allendale Columbia School is simply one of my favorite events of the year — it is the ultimate authentic learning experience,” Allendale Columbia Head of School Mick Gee said. “Our students build a vision, and then plan and project-manage all of the details to ensure that they execute that vision. It is a great prep for life and their future careers. Their work culminates in a high-quality program that is an inspiring experience for all that attend.”
The event was organized by the TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool class and club and aimed to create dialogue, as well as give people a forum to share their passions, ideas and experiences. This was one of three TEDx events scheduled in Rochester this year and the one exclusively planned and run by high school students.
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