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TEDxYouth event organized by John Bapst students to be held at Gracie Theatre

Posted Jan. 06, 2014, at 12:35 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The New England School of Communications has announced its involvement in the upcoming TEDxYouth@JBMHS event, taking place Jan. 11, at Gracie Theatre. The event, spearheaded and organized by Diego Grossman and other students from John Bapst Memorial High School, will feature 13 presenters and a performance by the Maine Marimba Ensemble.

Presenters include:

  • Alan Lishness, Chief Innovation Officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Judy Taylor, a Maine artist talking about Public Art in general, and the process behind the Maine Labor Mural
  • Abe Furth, the founder of Verve Burritos
  • Robert Shetterly, a Maine artist and illustrator of the portraits in the book “Americans Who Tell the Truth”
  • Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education in Surry
  • Ina and Esu, activists from Maine and co-Founders of The BARKA Foundation
  • Roger Doiron, the gardener/entrepreneur who started the organic garden at the White House. Founder of Kitchen Gardeners International
  • Serena Galleshaw, creating the “Graduate House,” a space filled with like-minded people of diverse skill sets, and a mission, that’s replicable for other students
  • Gabrielle Russell, an architect providing fresh thinking for a retired Lewiston mill
  • Dr. Habib Dagher, founding director of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center, a National Science Foundation funded research center with 140 full- and part-time employees. He has received R&D funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Army and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Graham Morehead, a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and IT professional, talking about his transition from being a student to finding a career in Maine
  • Dr. Rafael Grossmann, a surgeon who’ll be talking about Google Glass & technology/innovation in medicine
  • Jon Amory will be talking about the new Portland charter school, Baxter Academy.

Tickets, limited to 150 participants, are available via brownpapertickets.com for $10, which includes a service fee.

TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a conference that began in California to inspire youths to enter various fields, and it has grown. There has been one such conference in Maine before this one organized by high school students.

 

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