St Georges Cologne Youth
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Embrace the Now

This event occurred on
May 17, 2024
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen

At TEDx St George's Cologne Youth: "Embrace the Now", we will explore together the power of living in the moment. In a world where we are too often either hung up on the past or preoccupied with the future, on the 17th of May we will learn how to take charge of our narratives, recognising that our planet and our lives are still full of possibility. By reshaping our present, we have the power to sculpt a brighter, more vibrant future. Are you ready to shift your perspective and unlock the boundless potential of the present?

St. George's - The British International School Cologne
Husarenstraße 20
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 50997
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Alisha Perera

VI Form Student
I think we’ve all at least once found ourselves looking up at the night sky and wondering what’s out there. After all, there are billions of mysteries to be found outside the safety and familiarity of our very special blue planet. So, for my TED talk, I’ve decided to discuss the beauty and importance of space travel, the many challenges which come along with it, and how we should allow these to motivate us to continue to stay curious about what’s in the unknown. Throughout my talk, I will explain the many fascinating things that come with space exploration, and how it can benefit us, humanity, all the way down here on Earth.

Beier Wang

VI Form Student
Throughout history, immigrants have been perceived as different or hostile to their environment and thus subjected to ostracization, primarily through discriminatory immigration laws. As a child of first-generation immigrants, I have witnessed firsthand the concomitant struggles that accompany being an immigrant. In this talk, I will highlight the discriminatory nature of contemporary immigration laws and offer my vision for what we can do collectively to break this chain of persisting injustice.

Eleftherios Rizos

Head Prefect and VI Form Student
Drawing inspiration from one of my favourite superheroes and the enlightening principles of a scientific study, I've developed some tools that we can use continue to navigate our lives' storms. In my upcoming TED talk, I'll share pragmatic strategies, enlightening insights, and anecdotes on how to navigate life's challenges with resilience, adaptability, and a touch of humour. Join me for an insightful journey beyond the chaos, where we'll explore finding stability amidst unpredictability and uncover new ways to embrace our chaotic present.

Johanna-Friederike Schönfeld

Head Prefect and VI Form Student
In today's age, the discourse surrounding body language has surged in both debate and media attention. But perhaps in all this whirlwind of information, we have lost the true fundamentals: What can body language really do? Is this nothing but a quick fix? Is it the ultimate 5-minute hack? Join me on this new collective journey that I encourage you all to embark on to make your body language a part of who you are again. Using my own personal experiences of growing into my confidence as a backdrop for my narration, this talk will challenge existing perceptions of body language and invite us to see body language in a new light.

Konstantinos Matis

Prefect and VI Form Student
In today’s increasingly globalized world, immigration and travel are commonplace. Having moved from Greece to Germany myself at a young age, I draw upon personal experience to explore how language barriers harm individuals, and more importantly, how we as a society can minimize this, thus helping build a more inclusive and welcoming future. During my talk, I will take you through my own experiences, widespread phenomena, as well as the solution that I have stumbled upon during my years at St. George’s and in Germany. Join me for a tale of struggle, perseverance, and ultimately, unity.

Sania Sardari

Prefect and VI Form Student
Interested in all things scientific, I decided to do my talk on a piece of revolutionary science on its way to becoming taboo. In my talk, I will explore the possibilities, hopes, and controversies surrounding Genetic Modification with the aim of deepening our understanding of a topic quickly becoming extremely relevant. As with all learners, I yearn to contribute my share to our reservoir of knowledge and to inspire others to do the same.

Shriya Yedire

Prefect and VI Form Student
Embark on a captivating journey with me as I we explore what happens when cultures clash. Through the lens of my own experiences as an Indian living in Germany, we'll delve into the complexities of bicultural and multicultural identities. From navigating the challenges of dual heritage to embracing the richness of multiculturalism, this TED talk offers insights and reflections that resonate with anyone who has grappled with questions of identity and belonging. Join me as we celebrate the diversity that shapes our world and discover the power of embracing our cultural roots while also embracing the world around us.

Sofia Finger

VI Form Student
My talk serves as an invitation for you to embark on a transformative journey through the garden of your mind, where the magic of focus and positivity blooms. Together we will discover the profound truth that our thoughts shape our reality. With engaging insights and interactive activities, we will explore how redirecting our focus can attract abundance and joy into our lives. From the science behind the power of positivity to practical steps for conscious creation, this talk inspires you to become the architect of your own reality.

Organizing team


Cologne, Germany

Sainz Lipscomb

  • Dalya Daglayan