Carly Palkon gave her TEDx talk
“The Cost of Silence: Defending Music Education”
 TEDxYouth@Wilmington :: Agents of Change on
April 2nd 2017 at Ursuline Academy

[CLICK HERE to view Carly’s TEDx talk]
“Throughout my time working on my TEDx talk, I learned a lot about how to work with others, and how to accept criticism, but most of all, I learned how to create something that I could take pride in.

Before, I was not given a platform where I could freely express my ideas. With TEDx, I was really able to connect with those who understood my idea while also explaining it to those who have never thought of it.

I remember during the first break session after my talk, two boys who were in a band program came up to me and said,’Thank you for talking about music because no one ever really remembers the band kids.’ That was heartwarming to hear that someone appreciated my message.

However, what was really powerful was when people, who had never really given music education a second thought, came up to me and told me that my talk changed their perspective on music education. With TEDx, we are given this responsibility to help people think, to help those who are willing to change their outlook do just that, and that is the amazing part of TEDx. I am incredibly grateful for my opportunity, and the great people that I was able to connect with, and I hope that someday I can do it again.”

[CLICK HERE to see Carly Palkon’s Idea Worth Spreading]

Carly Palkon was one of 18 speakers who gave 17 TEDx talks at the first TEDxYouth@Wilmington Conference “Agents of Change” on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Delaware. LEARN MORE about this Speaker.