Held on Sunday, February 9, 2014, TEDxMilkenHighSchool, created by students for students, was conceived and organized by Milken senior Daniella Wenger.

TEDx is the independent counterpart of TED with a focus on "ideas worth spreading." Each TEDx talk is creatively linked to a theme and maintains the spirit of TED itself: multidisciplinary, focused on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and, ultimately, the world.

The theme for TEDxMilkenHighSchool is "The New Order." It is a concept, fad, and/or trend suggesting that our world is currently undergoing monumental and significant transformations. It is the creative, the innovative, the cutting edge, and the model for the future. Those who acknowledge "The New Order" consider each day as a blank canvas; they realize that now is the time to challenge one's values and question one's moral compass.
 

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMilkenHighSchool where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxMilkenHighSchool TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
 

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. 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, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held 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; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. 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.
 
Follow TED on Twitter or Facebook. For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.
 
 

Organizer

  • Daniella Wenger '14

Speakers

  • Michael Milken

    The Promise of the 21st Century
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    Philanthropist and financier, Michael Milken, addresses the room. Watch Now
  • Dominic Kalms ’06

    Your Butterfly Effect: Actions in an Interconnected World
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    Milken alum explains how globalization causes micro chain reactions which reverberate through the international political and economic system, causing government policy changes, social movements, and unanticipated trends. Watch Now
  • Madison Levine '14

    Fashion at its Most Intimate Level
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    Maddy defines fashion through architecture and culture. Watch Now
  • Noah Wallace '14

    Unintelligent Understandings of Intelligence
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    Noah discusses society's incorrect conceptions of intelligence. Watch Now
  • Nathan Hakkakzadeh '14

    The Engineering of Art
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    Nathan explores technology as a work of art. Watch Now
  • Max Cherman '16

    Education, Capitalism, and the Digital Divide
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    Max discusses students' responsibility in bridging the gap. Watch Now
  • Robyn Rose Valentine '15

    Standing Between Bubbles
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    Robyn shares her experiences as the only black student at Milken. Watch Now
  • Dr. Russell Steinberg

    Music and the End of Time
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    The director of the Milken Classical Music Academy explains new paradigms in music that point the way to our future as cyborgs. Watch Now
 
 

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