As youth organizers ourselves, we are honored to host the first ever TEDx event at our school.

We believe that it is a platform that not only values the diversity of ideas across different fields of studies, but also inspires and encourages young minds to appreciate the challenging part of provoking discussions that matter in the world.

Our Team

Our team is a passionate community of volunteers who come together to make TEDxYouth@ParnellCollege such a wonderful event.

Shirley Tian

Lead Organizer

William Xu

Lead Organizer

Bryn Kliskey

Lead Curator

Emmie Stroud

Lead Media Designer

Kyle Rosser

Website Design Manager

Kikki Wong

Speaker Curator, Host

Eli Le Fevre

Technical Director

Melody Shao

Graphic Designer

Nicole Qian

Speaker Curator

Queena Peng

Budget Coordinator

Isabella Xu


Xinyu Fu

Volunteer Coordinator

Iris Peng

Sponsorship Coordinator

Iris Lin


Grayson Marsden

Speaker Curator

Steven Wu

Budget Manager

Paco Li


Abraham Hu


Jimmy Li

Speaker Curator

Athena Zhang

Social Media Coordinator

Nayoon Lee


Seoyeong Choi


About TEDx

x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.