Second Annual TEDx Presents
Dream Big Inspire Others
Interested In Participating?
Students: Free : Adults: $15
TEDxYouth@Newtown seeks to empower and inspire youth through the promotion of entrepreneurship and youth activism. This conference will bring together some of the best and brightest youth entrepreneurs, leaders, social and environmental activists in the PA and NJ area. Through the power and recognition of TEDx, this event will help catalyze the next generation’s agents of social change.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
Event Organizer - Vineeth Veeramachaneni, Sindhu Yaramosu
Event manager - Priya Deliwala, Celi Quay
Executive producer- Ethan Huegler
Sponsorship manager - Noah Erdogan
Communications manager - Adam Christopher
Production lead - Patrick Weng
Marketing manager - Ben Wachspress
Lorraine Marchand, a former TedX J&J speaker (Johnson & Johnson), has held executive leadership roles in the health care and pharmaceutical industry with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Covance, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, and Cognizant Technologies. As a public servant, Lorraine has served as Director of The National Diabetes Education Program for the National Institutes of Health; and she was the 2014 recipient of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Hannah Penn Leadership Award.
Lorraine is familiar with campus life as well. She has taught at Princeton University as the James Wei Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship. And currently, she is adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and on the faculty of the Columbia Executive Education Program and the Precision Medicine Initiative.
Rajani Sree is an entrepreneur, non-profit board advisor, and Judge for American business awards. She serves in the LMT Economic Commission board, advising on issues having an economic impact on the community. She is a dynamic leader with a penchant for inspiring, motivating, and coaching teams for success. As a mentor to the TEDxYouth@Newtown, her goal is to encourage and nurture student leaders.
Rajani holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School, MS in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Power of Sharing Your Passions - Gia Villegas
Global Warming: How can UDAS make an impact - Andrew Ji
Limitless - Tanvi Ravilla
Controlling Yourself- Evan Stocker
Lessons from food - Arjun Ray
Friends can feed our dreams - Siya and Pari Shaw
East Meets West - Avyay Natarajan
Breaking the stigma of eating insects - Zach Zhang
Seafind - Anish Budi
Art and waste - Noah Polfliet
Everyday Inspiration - Sid Srivastava
Drifting with Purpose - OM De
Adventure Awaits - Sparsh/Chaitali/Ananya