About TEDxYouth@FAIHS

The TEDxYouth@FAIHS is an annual TEDx event organized by International High School in San Francisco showcasing the perspectives and ideas of students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate Program, as well as those of the faculty. The 2019 event was the 5th annual event featuring both student and guest speakers from our school and outside featuring talks on diverse topics interpreting the theme, Uncharted Territories. Due to the pandemic, this year's event only consists of student speakers exploring the theme of "The New Chapter".

About our theme, The New Chapter

The New Chapter is a broad concept to encompass a general positive mindset for the future. The talks will showcase topics that are all presenting an overall "New Chapter" interpreted differently by each speaker. Whether it be in their own lives, for the world or for a specific situation, each talk is unique in the ways this idea of a New Chapter is explored. Our team found that this theme was particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic as it can be hard to stay positive thinking about our future or even thinking about the future in general can be daunting, so we hope to reach and speak to our audience more with this year's theme. 


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. 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. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.


The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


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