x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Growth

This event occurred on
June 1, 2018
Saint John, New Brunswick

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@SJHSchool, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth@SJHSchool event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group around the theme of "Growth". Growth can be defined as a development from a lower or simpler form to a higher or more complex form; evolution. The purpose of TEDxYouth@SJHSchool is to plant fresh seeds of progress into the community through empowering talks from exceptional young minds. We hope that our attendees can foster these seeds in their own lives.

Dennis Knibb Auditorium
200 Prince William Street
Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 2B7
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Henry Ha

Henry Ha is an ambitious and curious individual who is passionate about culinary and food safety. As a senior at SJHS, Henry is going to address the concerns regarding obesity and tackle them with a simple solution, using his own knowledge and personal experience.

Henry Yang

Henry Yang is passionate about fighting for what he believes in, enjoys playing guitar, running and cubing. A gr.11 student at SJHS, Henry will be discussing the destigmatization of sensitive media. Focused on monitoring addictions on the web, his speech will enlighten you with the scientific background and harm certain media can inflict.

Hunter Williams

Our second speaker is a grade 11 student, also from SJHS, learning life through film, public speaking and politics. Hunter Williams will guide you through and deepen your exploration of the digital world by showing you what opportunities exist online, and how you can pursue your passion using digital marketing!

Maddie Adams-Alexander

Meet our first speaker who will be discussing fast fashion! Maddie Adams- Alexander is currently a senior at SJHS who is passionate about world issues and discussing their potential solutions. With a hope to one day have a career within a division of the United Nations, her talk on Friday evening will educate many on the unsuitable ways our favourite brands of clothes are made.

Organizing team


Saint John, NB, Canada


Saint John, NB, Canada
  • Nihla Hussain
    Team member