‘TEDxOOBSchool’ is an independently organized TED event going to be held on May 09, 2015 at Our Own English High School, Sharjah-Boys’ Branch. The purpose of organizing this event is to promote innovative thinking and to develop original ideas. This event is exclusively meant for students. Students with original and innovative ideas are invited to come forward and speak at the event. The event format is a collection of short, carefully prepared talks/demonstrations/performances on a wide range of subjects related to the theme, ‘Diverging Universe, Converging World’ to foster learning. Interactive activities will be used to initiate conversations that matter.
Our team of speaker coaches will guide the speakers selected to reach performance level. So do keep in mind that first and foremost, ‘idea’ is what we are looking for, so a diverse range of topics connected with the theme will win accolades.
2015 EVENT INFORMATION:
What: TEDxOOBSchool – ‘Diverging Universe, Converging World’
Where: Our Own English High School, Sharjah - Boys’ Branch
When: Sunday, 10 May 2015, 9:00 am– 2 pm Talks by selected speakers, with intermission.
Auditions: April 19 -20, 2015 (8am to 12 noon)
Rehearsals: April 22 – 23, 2015 (8am to 12 noon)
o Duration of talk : 2-15 minutes
o Age Group: 13 to 18 years.
o No commercial agenda: Speakers should not promote their own products, books, or businesses.
o Avoid pseudoscience: TED and TEDx are platforms for showcasing and explaining genuine advances in science, and it is important we retain the respect of the scientific community. Speakers should avoid the misuse of scientific language to make unsubstantiated claims.
o No talks with an inflammatory political or religious agenda, nor for polarizing “Us vs. Them” language. We seek to build consensus and provide outside-the-box thinking, not to revisit familiar, unresolvable disputes on these topics.
o Your Talk:The theme of this year's TEDxOOBSchool is ‘Diverging Universe, Converging World’. The talks should be formed around the concepts of original ideas, challenges, passions and inspirations. Think about the theme and try to define it in your own terms. The boundless universe is perplexing and enigmatic, harboring numerous mysteries and ambiguities yet at the same time it is inhabited by people who are coming closer each day, breaking all traditional barriers with the influx of new ideas and revolutionary thinking. How does the youth make sense of this chaos? How do you find your own belief systems and values to sustain you in this world of the limitless? We are looking forward to some extraordinary, creative ideas on the theme. We aim to keep our talks multidisciplinary and as diverse as possible.