It’s like having a think tank come to San Juan Capistrano.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is bringing the TED experience to town. Don’t know what that is?
TED (which stands for technology, entertainment and design but has since expanded to so much more) is an effort to bring the best thinkers in the world and have them talk about their chosen fields for 18 minutes or less.
Then TED, a nonprofit makes these so-called “Ted talks” available to the public for free.
Enter TEDxSanJuanCapistrano. To be held Friday, Nov. 1 at St. Margaret’s new Performing Arts Center, the talks center around the theme of “Never Stop Questioning,” from Albert Einstein’s famous quote: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The featured speakers will be:
- Alan Cross - Writer and Producer
- Kelly Dooley - Founder and Designer, BodyRock Sport
- William Fitzpatrick - Renowned Violinist and Educator
- Paula Golden - Executive Director, Broadcom Foundation
- Thomas Hughes - Writer and Scientist, a St. Margaret’s student
- Michelle Khine - Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UCI Samueli School of Engineering
- Johnny Li - Mathematician and Researcher, 2011 graduate of St. Margaret’s who took university math classes starting in eighth gradel, now at Harvard
- Evan Marks – Founder and Executive Director, The Ecology Center
- Nanea Reeves - Chief Operating Officer, Machinima