x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
February 11, 2023
Chicago, Illinois
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Ravenswood Elementary
4332 N. Paulina
Chicago, Illinois, 60613
United States
Event type:
Youth (What is this?)
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Allison Manley

Director of Marketing
Allison is a recovering (and award-winning) designer who applies her creative and organizational skills to marketing strategy for Kanopi. Her diverse, multi-disciplinary background — which in addition to design includes glassblowing, publishing, podcasting, and figure skating — contributes to strong relationships to which she offers a broad perspective. Born disabled, she's an advocate for inclusion and accessibility online.

Elise Martel

Sociology - Lecturer Department, Loyola University Chicago
Chicago native HS drop-in Daughter of immigrant Mom of 3 teens CPS parent Professor

Felipe Perez

Educational Consultant
CPS Parent, First Gen College Student, First Gen American, Military Veteran. I carry these experiences and identities with me as I navigate the world, and have devoted my professional life to public service, generally, and to creating equitable life opportunities for young people, specifically.

Nicholas Cummings

Chicago Public Schools Student
I’m an Asian American (Filipino) that aspires to be an architect. I’m also sympathetic and sometimes empathetic. I like to play video games (as nearly all other human males tend to do) and I’m a natural comedian (everyone says that and I agree).

Olivia Markaryan

Chicago Public Schools Student
I am a 13 year old student at Ravenswood, I enjoy art, music, and travel. I hope to be a doctor when I grow up.

Organizing team