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Speakers Shine at TEDxMilkenHighSchool

We hosted our first ever TEDx conference,TEDxMilkenHighSchool, on Sunday, February 9.
With 100 people in attendance, and a global audience watching on the web, our speakers addressed the conference’s unifying theme, “The New Order.”

Daniella Wenger ('14) organized and acted as host for this inaugural event. Our keynote speaker was Mike Milken, whose talk “The Promise of the 21st Century” focused on technology (especially bioscience) and its impact on the world around us. Dominic Kalms, Milken Alum (‘06) spoke on "Your Butterfly Effect: Actions in an Interconnected World," and Milken faculty member Dr. Russell Steinberg spoke on "Music and the End of Time."
Student talks were:
  • “Fashion At Its Most Intimate Level” | Maddy Levine (‘14)
  • “Unintelligent Understandings of Intelligence” | Noah Wallace (‘14)
  • “The Engineering of Art” | Nathan Hakkakzadeh (‘14)
  • “Education, Capitalism, and the Digital Divide” | Max Cherman (‘16)
  • “Standing Between Bubbles” | Robyn Rose Valentine (‘15)
Our students and members of our community spoke passionately, articulately, and with great poise on topics of enormous significance.
Watch TEDxMilkenHighSchool here:

or access the individual TEDxMilkenHighSchool speaker playlist here.
At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
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