When you suggest to a group of children ranging in age from 11-18 that life is energy and energy is life, one should expect to be amazed, beguiled, and impressed with their responses. After all, such a statement elicits conversation, debate, and queries that lead to profound inquiry. Now, after six months of work, TEDxRundleAcademy is pleased to present the ideas worth spreading of 12 young Rundle Academy TED-Ed Club members regarding the theme “ENERGIES: Creation. Innovation. Invention. Compassion”.
But if you are expecting that a TEDx event is simply a collection of people talking about the passions and interests that drive their lives, you would only be partially correct. A TEDx event is so much more. It is more like an academic fair, an arts performance, a conference, a twitter chat, and a community potluck and games night all rolled up into a fast-paced, high-octane, optimistic, and joyful party. It is also made possible only through a great deal of commitment to volunteerism and collaboration. In fact, this year, TEDxRundleAcademy and the speakers are supported by 15 student volunteers, at least 15 teacher’s and a large number of kind parents working behind the scenes to make sure the entire event goes off without a hitch.
So, what can you expect to see this year? How about a talk on how music is an energy we cannot survive without? How about a talk that forces us to confront the ugly truth about the impact our negative posts have on social media? How about a talk that celebrates the energy we get when we embrace. And how about a talk on how innovation is still truly possible within the oil and gas industry?
This year, on the eve of our sophomore event, TEDxRundleAcademy invites you to join with them in celebration. For those attending our celebration in person on Saturday, March 12 at the Rundle Academy Fine Arts Centre, doors open at 9:30am. For those unable to attend, we will be livestreaming our event so stayed tuned!