I had the privilege of attending our first ever TEDx Laguna Blanca School. I am completely speechless about what I witnessed. TEDx Laguna Blanca School was offered as an elective class this past semester. Students who selected this class were tasked with planning the entire event. I was lucky enough to have a birds eye view of the planning and execution as my oldest daughter was enrolled. The students chose the location, fundraised, booked a caterer, designed the green room, organized swag bags, and researched and booked a wide variety of speakers. They built sets, created promotional videos, and used social media to spread the word. The team decided to book speakers who could touch on their theme of Evolve. They even designed a TedX Laguna Blanca logo. So, all this work that began in a September culminated yesterday. The result was incredible.
First, the design of the event blew me away. Once we registered and received our swag bags, we entered the gym foyer where there was a great photo opportunity.
Our gym was completely transformed with black velvet curtains flanking the walls, a large stage, twinkle lights behind the stage, three huge screens hung above the stage. Look at this!!
The speakers were motivating, intelligent, interesting, and enjoyable. I was most impressed with the Laguna Blanca students and alums who presented. Eloquent. Poised. Brave. Truthful.
The entire event was video taped. I urge you to watch as many of the speakers as possible.
Congratualtions to the entire TedX Laguna Blanca team and to their instructor Anna Alldredge for producing such an informative and incredible event. I am proud to be and OWL.