TEDx events combine live and video taped TED talks with time for participants to meet one-another, network, share ideas and discuss. Presentation topics are intentionally grouped to create a whole which is greater than the sum of their individual parts.

Below, please find an outline of the day’s schedule.

9:00 am:  Welcome 
  • Michael Davis, Ph.D, Head of School, Colorado Academy
  • Robert Hammond, Colorado Commissioner of Education
  • Tom Boasberg, Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
  • Angel Vigil, Chairman, Fine and Performing Arts, Colorado Academy
  • TED VIDEO:  “Introduction to TEDx”
  • Alyssa Whitehead-Bust, Chief of Innovation & Reform, Denver Public Schools
9:30 – 10:30:  TEDx Presentations Session 1 
  • Grant Lichtman – What 60 Schools can tell us about Teaching 21st  Century
  • Co Barry Design Thinking – Maximizing Your Students’ Creative Talent
  • Paul Kim – Re•Designing the Classroom Experience
  • Martha Ashley – Environment, Justice and Empathy: An Inspiring
  • Theo Wilson – The Rise of the We
10:30 – 10:50:  Break - Discussion Time
10:50 – 12 Noon:  TEDx Presentations Session 2 
  • Marc Chun – Diving into Critical Thinking
  • Jen Holladay – Multiculturalism in the Modern World
  • TED VIDEO:  Peter Diamandis – Abundance
  • Ken Arkind – Youth Poetry Slam – What Happens when Hip Hop Culture, Young People, and Poetry Meet
12:00 noon – 12:45 pm:  Lunch 
12:45 - 2:45 pm:  TEDx Presentations Session 3 
  • Chris Barnes – The Merits of Risk
  • Jonathon Best – Press Play – Gaming, Simulation and Achievement in the Classroom
  • TED VIDEO:  Sugata Mitra – TED Prize Winner 2013
  • James Owen – The Try: Two Words that Can Change Your Life
  • Ann Moore – Cowboy Ethics in the Classroom: The Great Experiment
  • Richard Steckel – Milestone Project: The Bonds that Unite Us
2:45 pm: Closing Remarks 
  • Lee Quinby, Executive Director of Association of  Colorado Independent Schools