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Theme: Moving Forward

This event occurred on
June 15, 2013
9:00am - 9:00am EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Cary, North Carolina
United States

TEDxGHHS is the first TEDx event founded at a regular public high school in North Carolina. Our conference is completely run by students.

Tickets for TEDxGHHS will be by application. Apply using the links either above or below! We will accept applications until Friday, May 17.

Who is eligible to be in the audience?
a) Green Hope High School students
b) Other Wake County Public School(s) students
c) Members of the general public

The majority of the seats will be reserved for Green Hope students.

Some of the exciting things we have planned include:
-Twitter and Instagram contests
-Live stream for non-audience members and the world

Our talented team of students is working hard to make this an amazing experience for audience members.

Keep in touch, keep checking this page, and we can't wait to have you!

-TEDxGHHS organizers

Cary, North Carolina, 27519
United States
Event type:
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John Calcagni

Mr. Calcagni has over 42 years of work experience in the environmental field. He is presently senior scientist with US EPA Region 4, assisting states in the southeast US with air quality planning. He has significant regulatory experience, having worked as a manager for 25 years in various air quality regulatory programs. He served as the Director of the Air Quality Management Division in EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). During his tenure he was directly and heavily involved in development and implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Mr. Calcagni also has significant private sector experience. He was a co-founder of a consulting firm, E3 Ventures, which advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on energy and environmental policy issues. He also managed Systems Applications International’s RTP office, which was involved in air quality model development and the application of these models to policy development. For 10 years he served as the EPA’s Director of the Waste Reduction Resource Center, in Raleigh NC assisting states in the southeast and mid Atlantic regions with the implementation of their pollution prevention and energy conservation programs. Earlier in his career, he managed the Economic Analysis Branch in OAQPS and has worked in air quality planning programs in EPA Regional Offices in Chicago and Boston. He has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from MIT.

Mike Munger

Michael Munger grew up in Florida, on an orange farm, and attended Davidson College in North Carolina. After a PhD in economics at Washington University--St. Louis, he worked at the US Federal Trade Commission and then taught economics at Dartmouth College. He switched to political science in 1986, taking a position at the University of Texas--Austin. Returning to North Carolina in 1990, he taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he directed the Master of Public Adminstration Program, training local government managers and non-profit administrators. In 1997 he moved to Duke, where he chaired the Political Science department from 2000-2010. He currently directs the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at Duke, an interdisciplinary certificate for undergraduates. His research focuses on "euvoluntary exchange," the problem of when market participants are engaging in truly voluntary action.

Robert "Bob" Luddy

Recognizing the demand for a quality manufacturer of kitchen ventilation equipment, Bob purchased a sheet metal shop in 1981 and transformed that into CaptiveAire Systems. Today, CaptiveAire employs over 750 employees, with over seventy offices nationwide, and sales reaching close to $250 million in 2012. A strong advocate of excellent education, Bob founds schools which help youth develop good character and reasoning skills. In 1998, Bob established the Franklin Academy, an award-winning public charter school in Wake Forest, which now serves over 1,200 K-12 students. In 2001, Bob founded St. Thomas More Academy in Raleigh, a classical, college preparatory high school. In 2007, Bob opened Thales Academy in Raleigh, the first in a network of private community schools offering a high-quality K-12 education at low-cost tuition. He graduated with a BS in financial management from LaSalle University.

Poetic Portraits of a Revolution

Mohammad Moussa is a local poet that recently graduated with his Master's in Computer Engineering from NC State. After a short history in the theater realm, Mohammad started writing and performing poetry at open mics and slams, and eventually joined the Poetic Portraits of a Revolution team, a project that documented the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia through art and spoken word. He was featured on WUNC's Morning Edition and Dick Gordon's The Story, and has spoken and performed at various universities and institutions including TEDxUNC, The Process Series, and The Visualizing Human Rights Conference.

Organizing team


  • Hunter Markson
    Co-Chair, Lead
  • Katey Hare
  • Meaghan Nazareth
    Speaker Committee Chair
  • Haley Robinson
    Photography/Videography Committee Chair
  • Aamir Khan
  • Jeremy Jordan
    Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair
  • Sohil Shah
    Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair