On January 24, 2013 ISB will host its first ever TEDxYouth event at 6:30 p.m. in the CCT. Nine Grade 11 speakers will each give a five-minute talk on an idea centering on the night’s theme--Catalysts for Change. The special event will be recorded and uploaded to the TEDx Youtube channel. As part of a unit in Grade 11 English classes on Language and Power, all Grade 11 students conducted research and delivered their own TED talk in front of their peers. Each English class then selected one speaker whose topic and delivery most impacted them. Topics included human trafficking in Thailand, milk production in rural India, technology’s impact on our relationships, social media concerns, and being a reflective learner. The wide range of topics and the students’ enthusiasm for the project prove that ISB students are curious, passionate and open-minded. The ISB High School English faculty is proud of their students’ work and looks forward to the event.