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Theme: Zeitgeist

This event occurred on
March 23, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States

Zeitgeist is a concept that, translated from the German, means "spirit of an era"--the intellectual, moral, cultural climate of any given moment in time. We live in a world today that is fraught and increasingly complex. Have we lost our grasp on this world or can we still shape it? Who or what is shaping world? How will we define ourselves, as individuals and as a society? What is the zeitgeist of our day? Student and guest speakers will broach these questions as they examine the state of the world today in science, humanities, technology and the arts at this year's TEDxPineCrestSchool.

1501 NE 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
United States
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Alexa Carlin

Entrepreneur / Author
Alexa Carlin is a nationally renowned speaker, writer and Founder of the Women Empower Expo. A near-death experience in college left Alexa with a 1% chance of living. Today, as the Founder of multiple companies making a positive impact, Alexa shares her story of turning tragedy into triumph with audiences all over the world. Alexa has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network and in The Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, Mashable, and The Sun-Sentinel among others. Learn more about Alexa at

Andrew Bell


Ava Goldstone


Brandon Mitchell

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
Brandon Mitchell is a passionate advocate for common sense leadership and millennial advocacy. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he moved to Miami, FL for college studying at the University of Miami. In 2011, the student body elected him President of the Student Government. During his time at the University, Mitchell was tapped into the University's Iron Arrow Honor Society and received the Key to the City of Coral Gables in 2012. Following his graduation he worked for technology startups in Philadelphia and recently moved back to South Florida to work for the University of Miami, begin his master’s degree and start pursuing his passion advocating for the next generation of leaders. He is currently authoring a book on the future of millennial leadership to be released in the Summer of 2017.

Brooke Siegal

Brooke is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017).

Cameron Brody

Cameron Brody is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017), and he is a proud and founding member of the Fatherboards robotics team. He will be attending University of California - San Diego where will study Computer Science.

Connor Cranston

Entrepreneur / Author
Connor Cranston is a Marine Corp veteran turned entrepreneur, high performance coach, and speaker. He is the author of the book The Big Revelation: Live With New Passion, Overcome Adversity, and Intensify Self-Worth. He hosts a popular Self-Help podcast called "The Big Revelation." Connor works with many non-profit organizations and has been featured in major media outlets such NBC News, U.S. News & World Report, and others.

Dani Swords

Dani is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017).

Devyn Simon

Student / Dancer
Devyn Simon is a member of the 2017 graduating class of Pine Crest School. She is a ballet dancer and will be attending the University of Chicago.

Hannah Saunders


Jason Meisel

Jason Meisel is a graduate of Pine Crest School (Class of 2017). Jason intends to study mathematics with a concentration within the different sciences. Jason has become really passionate about synchronization due to his research project mentored by Dr. Luc Wille, Chairman of the Physics Department at Florida Atlantic University. Within his research, Jason programmed the Kuramoto model—a mathematical approach to analyze synchronization—within the matrix-based computer language, MatLab, to investigate the correlation between the number of oscillators to the strength of interaction needed for a system to synchronize. Jason submitted his results in a research paper to Regeneron Science Talent Search and was awarded the Research Report Badge to recognize his project.

Jordan Schulefand

Student / Athlete
Jordan is a Division I baseball player for the University of Richmond. He is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017) and was the starting quarterback for the varsity football team and starting pitcher for the varsity baseball team.

Joseph Murciano

Joseph is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017). He is a varsity soccer player and will be attending the University of Michigan.

Kaylee Blanchard

Kaylee is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017).

Matthew Asnis


Mikey Mattone

Mikey Mattone is a proud graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017). He will be attending Wake Forest University.

Nick Child

Nick Child is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017).

Olamide Oyadiran

Olamide is a Nigerian-Haitian American student at Archbishop McCarthy High School. She is a member of the school's speech and debate team. She plans on attending University of Florida where she will study biomedical engineering.

Peter Kos

Peter Kos is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017).

Ronni Isenberg

Ronni is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017). She is attending Syracuse University.

Ryan Mahatme

Ryan Mahatme is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017). He is a tennis player. He will be attending the University of Southern California.

Sebastian Bell

Sebastian Bell is member of the Pine Crest School Class of 2017. He is a three-sport varsity athlete (volleyball, football, soccer). He will be attending Purdue University to study mechanical engineering. His father is British; Sebastian spends every summer in Europe.

Shaina Pearl

Student / Entrepreneur
Shaina has begun her own advocacy group to promote literacy. She is a student at Pine Crest School (class of 2018).

Zachary Berman

Student / Journalist
Zach Berman is a graduate of Pine Crest School (class of 2017). He is passionate about broadcasting and was a member of the award-winning PCTV as a student journalist.

Organizing team


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