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TEDxTheCountrySchool is a half day youth event, surrounding the theme of ‘Synergy.' Attendees will hear how cooperation and teamwork elicit results and can positively affect their lives. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects. These talks will foster learning, inspiration and wonder, and provoke conversations that matter.
TEDxTheCountrySchool is being held on March 3, 2018, from 8:30-11:30 am. Breakfast and organized activities will be held during the event. TCS students get in free. Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15.
Speakers include the following: Robert D. Ballard is a renowned explorer and scientist who has taken part in more than 140 deep-sea expeditions. He is the Founder and President of the Ocean Exploration Trust, an Explorer-In-Residence at the National Geographic Society, Commissioner for the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, and has served in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years. Oh, and he found the RMS Titanic.
Theresa Govert is a community activist and founder of Together We Rise, a new group of like-minded individuals from the Lower Connecticut River Valley and surrounding areas who believe that “no one is free while others are oppressed.” She served in the Peace Corps for three years and was the recipient United States Peace Corps John F. Kennedy Service Award.
Anders Waldo, of Glastonbury Connecticut, is studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in his sophomore year at the University of Connecticut. There, he is a part of Husky Adapted Sport and Conn-Men, an all-male a cappella group. After graduation, he looks forward to attending graduate school to get his masters in speech pathology.
Matthew Siracusa is the CEO of WEWOOL, a local business that works to provide socks to homeless individuals in Connecticut. For every pair of socks purchased, one is given to someone in need. He had the vision for WEWOOL while running a breakfast outreach ministry in Hartford, Connecticut. Since then, the business has organized a sock drive and helped donate thousands of socks to those in need.