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Theme: Variety is the spice of life

This event occurred on
February 15, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Oak Forest, Illinois
United States

The thread that runs through TEDxYouth@OakForestHighSchool is that all of our speakers are either students or staff at Bremen High School District 228. We have 3 student and 3 staff and although they have much in common, each of their individual backgrounds and experiences are beautifully different. Our event will highlight the experiences and the big idea of each of our speakers and we hope to shine a light on the diversity and variety in our community. The event will be held at Oak Forest High School on Friday February 15th 2019. I will be from 6:30pm until tentatively 9:00pm. Seating will be first come, first serve and only the first 100 people will be seated so please get there about 20 minutes early to insure you will get a seat. Refreshments will be served at the short break and after. A meet and great is scheduled after the talks for pictures, questions and conversation.

Oak Fores High School
15201 S Central Avene
Oak Forest, Illinois, 60452
United States
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Dan Chambers

Art Teachers
Dan Chambers is the Art Teachers at Oak Forest High School and he will be talking about the connections between visual arts and quantum physics.

Mary Rose Bernas

Staff at Bremen High School
Mary Rose Bernas works at Bremen High school and she will be talking about the use of failure to build a solid foundation, specifically speaking about technology.

Melodie Slaughter

Melodie is a senior at Hillcrest High School. Her topic is how to look at and appreciate disabilities across a broader spectrum.

Nathan Ryan

Nathan Ryan is a senior at Tinley Park High School and was involved in a research project at Argonne National Laboratories. He will be talking about Evolutionary Anthropology and how more youth can get involved with science.

Selime Baftiri Ballazhi

French Teacher
Selime Baftire Ballashi is the French Teacher at Tinley Park High School and she will be talking about how to appreciate diversity as a whole.

Veronica Almazan

Veronica is a student at Bremen High School and her topic is how sharing difficult narratives can help others.

Organizing team


Oak Fores, IL, United States