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West Broward High School to Host First TEDx Talk Event

Friday, October 30, 2015
 
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On Thursday, November 12, 2015, West Broward High School will host its inaugural TEDx Talk event. TEDxWestBrowardHigh takes place in the school’s theater at 500 NE 209th Avenue in Pembroke Pines, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, features local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme, “The World is Mine.”

TEDxWestBrowardHigh is spearheaded by West Broward High master teacher and curator Horace Buddoo, along with West Broward High TED-ED Club members, teachers and students. Buddoo applied for a TEDx license as a way to promote a culture of collaboration and idea sharing for students.

“At West Broward High, we strive to foster knowledge, creativity, integrity and personal excellence in our students,” said Buddoo. “TEDxWestBrowardHighSchool provides a platform for students to get inspired and encourages them to think big about their ideas, their future and their community.”

The line-up of speakers, known as TEDx Talkers, embodies forward thinking with great ideas and extraordinary stories to tell. TEDxWestBrowardHigh’s participants will experience stories of success, inspired through examples of hardships overcome and reflect on challenges that bring unexpected insight.
TEDx Talkers include:

TEDx Talkers include:
  •  Bomani Jones, sports journalist and host of “The Right Time with Bomani Jones” on ESPN Radio, “Highly Questionable” on ESPN TV and “Around the Horn” on ESPN TV
  • Daniel Puder, undefeated mixed martial artist fighter, WWE’s Tough Enough Champion and executive director of My Life My Power
  • Aloe Blacc, Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, vocalist and co-writer of DJ/Producer Avicii’s “Wake Me Up, a chart-topper in 100 countries
  • Casandra Henriquez, love coach and speaker featured in Black Enterprise, Woman’s Day, Essence and Ebony, and regular guest on the #1 South Florida Radio Show, HOT 105’s “The Rick Party Show”
  • Dre Baldwin, basketball player, author and YouTube marketer, with 100,000 subscribers and videos with over 30,000,000 cumulative views
  • Lizz Smoak, personal brand strategist, motivational speaker and award-winning lifestyle entrepreneur 
  • Keith Peters, principal of Gator Run Elementary School in Weston and co-host of the weekly Twitter chat #SoFLEdChat
  • Sam Edwards, marketing strategist and contributing columnist to publications such as Inc., Entrepreneur and Business.com
  • Brian Dassler, Deputy Chancellor of Educator Quality for the Florida Department of Education, former educator and principal of KIPP Renaissance School in New Orleans
  • Aime Kalangwa, refugee activist and co-founder of Every Day Hope Project and former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Sponsors of TEDxWestBrowardHigh include Florida Power & Light, Roho Kitchen, Steady Image Media and M-DZYN. For more information about TEDxWestBrowardHigh or to purchase tickets, visit www.tedxwestbrowardhigh.com.




 


  

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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 TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.

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