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Theme: Compassion and Education: The Spirit Within

This event occurred on
October 6, 2012
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Plaistow, New Hampshire
United States

Well, TEDxTimberlaneSchools has come and gone, but although the event has passed, we have challenged our audience to take what they learned, saw, and experienced out into the world for every day to come. The energy from the day was overwhelming, and all who were in attendancec were moved to tears, laughter, and deep reflection. Our 13 diverse and impactful speakers wowed the crowd, brought them to their feet, and challenged them to look at the world in a whole new way. From clerics, to musicians, to students, to change agents of all kinds, the speakers dominated the TEDx Circle. Our school and the 13 speakers form the day are now collaborating on bringing a Center For Comapssion Studies to teh University of New Hampshire. This Center will work to bring students, teachers and comminuties together around the idea of compassion and how it can impact individuals and communities to bring about positive change. I would have to say that October 6, 2012 and TEDxTimberlaneSchools was one of the greatest days of my 20+ year education career. Thank you to the TEDx Team, thank you to the Organizing Team of TEDxTImberlaneSchools, and thank you to the community members and speakers who came together to make this such a life-altering event. We will be basking in its glow for some time to come!

Timberlane Performing Arts Center
40 Greenough Road
Plaistow, New Hampshire, 03865
United States
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Organizing team


  • Eric Constantineau
    Theatre Director
  • Louise Pajak
    Orchestra Director
  • Mark Pedersen
    Science Teacher