TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh

TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh Announces Lucas Cerejido and Jacqueline Suskin as speakers for 2015 Event

South Pasadena, CA 91030 – April 29, 2015

TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh will take place on May 30, 2015 in South Pasadena High School’s Little Theater from 10am – 4pm. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talk videos under the theme of Transform, Transcend, Thrive.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh is an event focused on providing new ideas and perspectives to open minded individuals, who will in turn transform those ideas into actions. Action is the first step in transcending the current boundaries that confine society. It is the goal of TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh that audience members will be able to learn, act, and ultimately thrive in all that they do.                                                           

“Our job is to try to bring out the best in our students, and find ideas worth sharing in the city of South Pasadena.  We have been surprised at how much an event like TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh can transform a classroom, and how much it can transform us as teachers.  We get to see a whole other side of our students, and get to know them at a much different creative level.” — Diane Shires (Event Organizer, Educator)

Speakers at TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh include:

·        Jacqueline Suskin: a writer, performance poet, and artist based in Los Angeles.

·      Lucas Cereijido: a junior at South Pasadena High School who invests some of his time in an independent group project involving raw architecture

TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh sponsors include: Space Arts Center, South Pasadena Music Center, and Fair Oaks Pharmacy.

For more information about TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh, please visit the website tedxsouthpasadenahigh.com and/or the Facebook page TEDxSouthPasadenaHigh.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily;the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram athttps://instagram.com/ted.

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