By Mark Ambrogi
A meeting of the minds will occur when Carmel High School’s TEDx club holds its conference.
“Our club feels it is vitally important that we have a conference like this because it encourages people to discover all of the wonderful opportunities available in our area, and provokes thought and discussion in a way that definitely isn’t seen in the day-to-day life of a student or a working adult,” said Olivia Jacko, a CHS senior member of the club.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks are conferences with a mission to present or great or inspiring ideas in 18 minutes or less. TEDx means it is independently run event. The TEDxCarmelHighSchool event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Eleven Fifty Academy, 1150 116th St.
“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for people in the community to connect, especially those who don’t usually get to see each other,” said CHS senior Tiffany Xie, the head student organizer of the event. “The great thing about TED is it brings together people and speakers from across disciplines. I feel our event gives people who generally wouldn’t intersect to come together and talk.”
The speakers will include Steve Raymer, former National Geographic photographer and Indiana University journalism professor (ethics in tough situations around the world); David Murray, Double Bass professor at Butler University (double bass performance about failure); and Robin Reagan (finding a career passion).
The student speakers are CHS seniors Vikas Maturi (projects to promote social change) and Joe Philleo (using economics to predict future economic growth).
“We try to market to both the student body population and the broader community because this event spans so many different disciplines, from economics to music performance,” Jacko said.
The performers will be CHS sophomore Emma Hedrick, a jazz vocal singer. The other performers are Derek Bishop, a folk singer, and Indy Devera, a hip hop dancer.
There will be three videos, including two TED talks.
Tickets are $8. Attendance is limited to 65. Tickets can be found at tedxchs.eventbrite.com.