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Theme: Glass Half Full

This event occurred on
May 19, 2018
4:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Honeoye Falls, New York
United States

Join the HF-L Ted-Ed club and the local community in exploring what keeps a glass half full in our world today. On May 19, 2018, the TEDxHFLHighSchool event will be a gathering of local speakers, students, community members and more; all of whom will meet to discuss optimism, positivity and a “glass half full” outlook on life. We challenge you to come to this event to discover the ways in which you can look at the political, scientific, environmental, psychological, and educational developments around you through a lens of optimism. You will join us asking "What does keep my glass half full?" and leave with certainty, “______ keeps my glass half full”. We hope you will contribute to our event as a presenter, attendee, sponsor, or volunteer! Save your spot at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TEDXHFL.

Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Auditorium
83 East St, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Honeoye Falls, New York, 14472
United States
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Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell - Sr. Product Engineer at Getinge(get-ing-ga) USA – Expertise- Steam heating, steam sterilization processes and ASME Pressure vessels. Education- BS Mechanical Engineering, RIT Born in England and have lived in Europe, the Caribbean and USA. Traveled extensively worldwide and see how others are much more energy conservative than the USA. Activities - Tennis & Golf. Have attended many Alternate Energy Fairs and Seminars. Provide Renewable Energy tours of our Solar/wind powered home. Have provided several presentations on renewable energy. Goal – To reduce my energy foot print and costs. Also to educate others that we can still have the good life without wasting resources.

Dr. Patrick Brophy

Dr. Brophy comes to the University of Rochester from the University of Iowa Health Care where he most recently served as the Jean E. Robillard, MD Chair in Pediatric Nephrology, Professor of Pediatrics in the Carver College of Medicine and Assistant Vice President of eHealth and Innovation. Dr. Brophy was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics and of the NSI ESRD Network and will serve as the upcoming President of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Brophy serves as the President-elect of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN); Member of the American Board Pediatrics (ABP). Is a member of the Association of Medicine School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) and serves on the finance committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and on the program planning committee for the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR).

Greg Kamp

Marketing Communications Manager
Greg Kamp is the Marketing Communications Manager for Mary Cariola Children’s Center. In this role Kamp is responsible for the branding of the agency as well as marketing and public relations efforts both internally and externally. He brings over 20 years of experience in the journalism and marketing fields, working in television broadcast news at Channel 13 locally and ABC News nationally. He has also worked at Edelman Public Relations, the largest independent agency in the United States. Kamp is the 2014 Monroe County Youth Advocate of the Year Award for his work in youth sports programs and advocacy.

Jonathan Friedlander

Jonathan Friedlander is the co-founder of EquiCenter, Inc. which he runs with his wife Stacy, a life-long equestrian. The EquiCenter is a premier center accredited by the Professional Association of Professional Horsemanship, Int’l (PATH). While the corps of EquiCenter’s programming is still equestrian related, therapeutic services have expanded to include horticulture and farming, farm-to- table culinary arts, canine assisted therapy and adaptive yoga. The EquiCenter began as a program serving primarily children, and with the development of its Heroes and Horses and other Veteran focused programs, twenty percent of those now served are Veterans and their families. The EquiCenter has received a request from the Invictus Games 2018 to introduce therapeutic equestrian activities at the Invictus Games this October in Sydney, Australia. Jonathan currently serves as the EquiCenter’s president and CEO, and lives in Fishers, New York with his wife and two children.

Megan Donahoe

Megan Donahoe is a senior at Honeoye Falls- Lima. She is the president of the Green Team Environmental Club, the treasurer of Student Council, a member of the HFL Sister Cities Youth group and the secretary of National Honor Society. Megan also ran varsity cross country and was a member of both the sectional and state teams for Nordic skiing. She has completed two separate service trips to Central America and the South Pacific, both of which greatly informed her views on happiness and optimism. In her free time, she enjoys exploring all the cute cafes in Rochester with her friends, rock climbing, hiking, camping, and being in nature (preferably in a hammock). Her favorite foods are extra salty sweet potato fries and Ben and Jerry’s caramel almond brittle ice cream (the vegan version).

Meredith Dragon

Meredith Dragon became CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester in April of 2016. She served from 2009 to 2016 as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. Meredith lived and worked in Israel at the beginning of her career for Britain’s Joint Israel Appeal. Meredith brings donors, agencies, and institutions together for the greater good of the community. Increasing awareness and support for the work of Federation and enhancing the role of Federation in the community motivates her professionally and personally. Meredith is married to Ze’ev and is the very proud mother of three boys, Matan, Ori and Etai.

Rachel Rosner

Director of Education and Support
Rachel Rosner is the Director of Education and Support, and starting her sixth year at AutismUp. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Education. Prior to her work at AutismUp, Rachel worked at the JCC for eighteen years. She spends her days supporting and educating families, and consulting with schools and businesses to work towards full inclusion. Her current projects include the creation of a 24-hour HelpLine for families with an autistic family member. As the parent of two children with autism, supporting and educating families and the community is the perfect intersection of Rachel’s professional expertise and personal passion. Her favorite quote, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities," said by Albus Dumbledore, reminds her that we can make a conscious choice to treat others with kindness and compassion, and that we can decide every day to make a difference in the lives of others.

Roland Williams

NFL Super Bowl Champion, Team Building & Leadership Expert
Roland Williams is the founder of the Champion Academy in the City of Rochester, who has been working to find optimism in his life and in the lives of those around him. Roland has many accomplishments to his name, and three fun facts about Roland include that: He has been a Vegan for three years, he is a master of PowerPoint, and he is the only person from Rochester, NY with a Superbowl title.

Organizing team


Honeoye Falls, NY, United States


  • Ethan Heywood