x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Truth and Dare

This event occurred on
May 31, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
United States

The challenging part of living in our modern world is not staying informed, but understanding how to act with such an overflow of information. There are moments when, inundated with information, we may feel small and powerless. As high schoolers, we are all too familiar with this feeling. This event offers teenagers the opportunity to explore issues that are important to them, and to inspire meaningful action.

Jones College Prep High School
700 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60605
United States
Event type:
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Ari Dworkin-Cantor

16 year old sophomore at Jones College Prep. Avid reader, writer, and debater. Enjoys creating digital art, running, and wearing colorful clothes.

Armando Pizano

Armando Pizano is a senior at Jones College Prep who started a city-wide tutoring organization the summer of his sophomore year. An adventurer at heart, Armando enjoys to spend his time trying new things and taking advantage of every opportunity life throws his way. Giving this TEDx Talk has to be one of his favorite.

David Sirkin

A 18 year old senior at Jones College Prep whose was inspired by his 7th grade montesorri innovation fair to think about ways to save the planet.

Helen Laboe

When I was eight years old, my family became a certified foster family. In my talk, I share my experiences as a foster sister, and propose why you should begin fostering as well.

Iris Simone Haastrup-Sanders

Iris Haastrup is a graduating senior at Kenwood Academy and an incoming first-year at Wellesley. A Chicago lover, she loves exploring different cultures and foods while appreciating film. You can usually find her in a room binge watching movies.

Maxine Aguilar

Maxine has a passion for serving her community and co organizes the femme run collective Youth for Black Lives. Outside of competing on the policy debate team, Maxine channels her competitive energy by racing in various cycling sports including Cyclocross. Also she’ll be joining Iris as a freshmen at Wellesley College in the fall.

Organizing team


Chicago , IL, United States


Chicago , IL, United States
  • Chloe Hancock
  • Olivia Landgraff