x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Declare Dissent

This event occurred on
February 10, 2018
San Francisco, California
United States

TEDxYouth@FAIHS is a TEDx event organized by the students of International High School in the heart of San Francisco, Hayes Valley. Meant to showcase the thoughts and ideas of the students and the community, our event has since expanded to featuring guest speakers beyond our circles.

This year we will be hosting our fourth annual event, and we're thrilled to be showing seven excellent talks! This year's event theme is Declare Dissent and is meant to reflect thoughts and ideas that might go against the grain. These thoughts range from everything from veganism to political correctness and gun control.

66 Page Street
San Francisco, California, 94102
United States
Event type:
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Anoosha Hudson

Anoosha Hudson is a Sophomore who will be pursuing the International Baccalaureate next year at International High School in San Francisco. She has been playing club soccer outside of year-round since Kindergarden. She is interested in food science, biology and is an animal activist, sparking her interest in TEDx.

Eli Lauze-Yesayian

Eli Lauze Yesayian is a junior at International High School and is currently taking the International Baccalaureate. Having grown up in San Francisco, he grew up with two gay parents and all three enjoy discussions, reading, learning, and watching things about psychology and space together. Eli is interested in philosophy, and is active in theater, participating in his school’s theater program (Back à Dos) throughout high school. This past summer, he participated in the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Summer Program for 5 weeks.

Enzo Schlatter

Enzo Schlatter is a 12th grade student at the International High School. He is passionate about politics, and thought that TEDx would be a good opportunity to share his views on the world with likeminded people. He has not been involved with TEDx in the past, but hopes to continue to help organize TEDx events in the future. Outside of politics, he enjoys game design, and plans to pursue that in the future.

Ruby O'Connor

Ruby O'Connor is a senior at International High School. She is passionate about participating in theater and film in her free time. She is interested in continuing her studies in literature and history in the future. She discovered TEDx through her film class and believes that sharing her topic is extremely important in the world today.

Ryota Tomogane

Artist / Influencer
TOMOKIN - Ryota Tomogane is a Japanese artist and Influencer. He's passionate about Japanese-style BeatBox and making videos to spread his ideas. He has earned 40K subscribers and 10M viewers on YouTube. Now, he's more excited than ever to expand Japanese culture as an artist on this stage!

Sami Abdelazim

Sami Abdelazim is a senior at French American International High School in San Francisco. He is in the French Baccalaureate S program with a specialty in math. He is passionate about artificial intelligence and spends way too much time learning about machine learning. Outside of class Sami works on recreational math, programming, and enjoys listening to rap music.

Shannon Watts

Founder of Moms Demand Action
Shannon Watts is a mother of five who, prior to founding Moms Demand Action, was a stay-at-home mom and former communications executive. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with more than three million supporters. In addition to her work with Moms Demand Action, Shannon is the founder and board chair of Rise to Run, a new organization focused on mobilizing and training young, progressive, women to run for office. She is also an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.

Organizing team


San Francisco, CA, United States