Welcome to TEDxYouth@IMSA 2020! For those unfamiliar with what a TEDx event is, “it is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community.” What makes these events so unique, is that they are full day experiences filled with brilliant speakers, thought provoking video, and mind blowing conversations; and this is exactly the kind of experience we're curating with TEDxYouth@IMSA. We are crafting experiences that unleash new ideas, inspire, and inform. With our first event premiering last year (recapture the experience on Digital Commons or on YouTube!), we are gearing up and getting ready for round two with our 2020 event theme: Forté. Read on to find more about our history and event plans! 2020 Event Who: TEDxYouth@IMSA is comprised of an 18 student led Organizational Team, 1 Student Curator, Senior Krisha Patel, and 1 Adult Lead Organizer, LaDonna Hawthorne. We have 6 speakers lined up (look on our social media to discover more about them!): 3 Students, 2 Alumni, and 1 Staff Member. Our event is open to the public, so be sure to follow us on our social media pages to stay updated! Student Speakers: Ariela Asllani Annemarie Bacon Chandra Gangavarapu Alumni and Staff Speakers Shawon Jackson (alumni) Shailushi Baxi Ritchie (alumni) Dr. Anita White (staff) What: A creative, innovative, and captivating day where original ideas that spark curiosity and passion are shared with the local community! When: November 14, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Where: Tentatively scheduled to broadcast on YouTube Why: We could describe in detail just how powerful our event is, but it is something best discovered live. See you on November 14!