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Theme: Thinking BIG

This event occurred on
February 24, 2023
Southborough, Massachusetts
United States

"Thinking Big," aligns with St. Mark's motto of "Intentionally small, thinking big." This theme encompasses the idea of dreaming big and taking bold actions to make those dreams a reality. The metaphor of a paper plane symbolizes the spreading of innovative and thought-provoking ideas, and the power that these ideas can have in shaping our world. We invite you to join us at this TEDx event, where we will explore what it means to think big and how we can use our ideas to generate a positive impact in our communities and beyond.

TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. More than 3000 events are now held annually.

25 Marlboro Road
Southborough, Massachusetts, 01772
United States
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Darius Wagner

Darius is a senior at St. Mark’s School from Brooklyn, New York. With a keen passion for public service and a deep interest in politics, he interned for the Mayor of New York City and served in many different roles as a student leader. Coming from Brooklyn to Massachusetts, he cherishes his close family and friends and greatly values diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

Delin Liu

Delin is a Junior at St.Marks School from Qingdao, China. He has spent the majority of his life in the United States for a middle school and high school education. He has faced challenges from his early life experience back in junior boarding school but was able to advance through it with a strong personal philosophy. He has also spent time in the summer creating a non-profit organization that aims to help patients in hardships in both China and the United States. Delin is an athlete on the tennis court, a musician in Acapella, and a devotee of public speaking.

Diya Bhaireddy

Diya is a sophomore at St. Mark’s School from Acton, Massachusetts. She loves English and literature and enjoys spending time with family at holidays, baking, running, and making Spotify playlists in her free time. Arts have had a big influence on Diya’s life; she was a ballet dancer for ten years, so she never shies away from having her moment on the dance floor! As well as dance, she has been playing the violin for nine years.

Karry Kim

Karry is a sophomore at St. Mark’s School from Seoul, South Korea. She has a strong passion for science, especially biology. Karry dreams of using her knowledge to better the world by becoming a doctor, but has many other aspirations as well. In her free time, she loves to paint and decorate her room.

Liam Childs

Liam is a sophomore at St.Marks School from Arlington, Massachusetts. He enjoys playing baseball, traveling, spending time with his family, and playing with his dog. He loves the outdoors and is very interested in Geopolitics.

Organizing team


MA, United States


  • Sitong (Crystal) Hui