TEDxRansomEvergladesSchool 2024 will focus on the theme "Unbound", offering speakers a chance to unlock ideas and unleash their minds to possibilities not previously considered.
FEBUARY 9TH, 2024
2045 S Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33133
5:30 - doors open
6:00 - session 1
7:30 - session 2
Decoding the Next Step: Artificial Intelligence
Eduardo is deeply immersed in the world of entrepreneurship and technological innovation. His experiences with an AI startup and a venture fund have given him a front-row view of how technology can address societal challenges. Eduardo is passionate about leveraging AI for social good. At school, he's known for his insightful speeches on East Asian geopolitics, his love for Tarantino films, and his infectious laughter during lunchtime gatherings with friends.
Luna's journey with literature began in Pre-K with her first Ivy and Bean chapter books. Since then, her love for reading and writing has flourished. Introduced to Buddhism and meditation by her mother at age six, Luna has incorporated mindfulness, Pranayama, and Vinyasa yoga into her daily life. Dubbed her "Peace Practice," this blend of mental, physical, and spiritual self-care has equipped her to create a nurturing space for herself and others from an early age.
Viewing Rejection From The Lens Of Detachment
TRAINING YOUR MIND FOR SUCCESS
Sophia’s international upbringing in the UK, UAE, and USA has shaped her into a versatile athlete. Starting competitive swimming at age 8, she now excels at the state level. Since her freshman year, she has also achieved success in state and national cross-country and track events. Balancing academics with dual sports has honed her organizational skills. Sophia's keen interest in psychology has helped her understand the mental aspects crucial for maintaining athletic success.
NAVIGATING THE DISINFORMATION AGE
Nina's love for dance began in childhood, a passion that still influences her expressive approach to life. She dedicates her time to volunteering, driven by a desire to contribute positively to her community. Nina's transition into journalism and psychology has ignited her passion for uncovering truth. Her talk on navigating the Disinformation Age promises insights into maintaining honesty and clarity in today's complex world.
Emma, an avid water polo player, cherishes time with friends and family. Beyond personal interests, she's passionate about community service, particularly impacting children's lives in local areas. Her volunteering experiences have deepened her understanding of compassion, teaching her its power to create meaningful societal connections.
The Climate Blame Game: Rethinking Activism
As the President of the Miami Youth Climate Summit for the second year, Mia has been a passionate advocate for climate action and education since her middle school years. Raised in Miami, a frontline city in the climate crisis, she is dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth to drive change in their communities. Beyond climate action, Mia is actively involved in student government, speech and debate, sailing, journalism for her school newspaper, and has a deep love for music.
A Taste of Culture: A Discussion over Cultural Appreciation and Appropriation
Nora’s diverse heritage, half Chinese and half Jewish Norwegian, has deeply influenced her worldview. With her grandfather's extensive genealogical research, Nora has gained a unique perspective on her family's history, tracing back to her 14th great-grandfather in Norway. Joining Ransom Everglades in her sophomore year, she quickly became involved in speech and debate, the Catalyst magazine, and various community activities, enriching her multicultural experiences.