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TEDx Youth Santo Domingo at CMS

Friday, November 15, 2019

National and international speakers who have had a positive impact on the community came together on Saturday, October 26 at the CMS Shark Center for the first interschool edition of TEDx Youth Santo Domingo.

The event, whose central theme was "It Just Takes One", meaning that an important change can be achieved starting with just one person, idea, or step, was organized by students of CMS, Lux Mundi, Babeque Secundaria, Domínico Americano and Ashton for participants 13 and older under the guidance of Freddy Ginebra Jr., Carlos Miranda and Claudia Cabal as mentors.

Among the exhibitors were Jake Kheel, vice president of Grupo Puntacana, environmental leader and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Carolina Santana, lawyer and journalist, and Marcos Díaz, Dominican Olympic swimmer of ultra distance in open water, who shared their views as speakers on how small changes can have a big impact on the environment, authenticity in the digital era and overcoming obstacles to do your best.

Additionally, speakers included musician, producer and creator of Control One from the UK Simon Tew, specialists in fashion and founders of LeBlanc Studios Yamil Arbaje and Angelo Beato, owner of Studio Daf Fitness Dafnee de Frías, creative vice president of Ogilvy Freddy Jana, outstanding horseback rider Giorgia Ieromazzo, entrepreneur and coach Juan P. Casimiro, and fashion influencers Marcelle De Moya and Nicole Betances who shared about entrepreneurship, the key to success and conscious marketing, among other inspirational topics, offering a new perspective from their professional experience.

TED is an organization that organizes conferences of 18 minutes or less since 1984 with the purpose of provoking critical thinking under the motto of “Ideas worth spreading”. They bring together the most important thinkers and creators of the world in various disciplines such as: technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business and development to direct the well-known TED Talks. Among those speakers are Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Simon Sinek.

With the aim that these ideas reach a greater number of people, TED created TEDx, a program of independently organized events which seek to incorporate relevant topics for the community where the events are held.

To learn more about TEDx Youth Santo Domingo, you may visit the event Instagram account @tedxyouthsdq.