This is a past event that occured on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


  • Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


18 speakers will give 17 TEDx talks at the first TEDxYouth@Wilmington Conference on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Anna Raskob Auditorium in Ursuline Academy, 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. Students, alumni and faculty from 5 area schools including Ursuline Academy, Mt. Pleasant High School, Tatnall, Delcastle Technical High School and Burlington Township High School were chosen from a large pool of applicants to give these TEDx talks . Each talk will explore an Idea Worth Spreading and will range from 5 to 18 minutes in length. There will be three sessions each lasting 90 minutes with a one hour break between each session so guests can interact with these 18 speakers. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Event Speakers

Areeba Khan

Wearing Hijab in a Catholic School

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Carly Palkon

The Cost of Silence: Defending Music Education

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Molly Clark

Stand By Your Sisters

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Abby Larmore

The Shirtless Man

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Jessica Falasco

Solve the Cube, Solve Your Life

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Elijah Jones

Diverse Education for a student in the Education System: Fact or Fiction

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Jane Krukiel

The Power of Depression in Shaping our Lives

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Yara Awad

Does the American Dream Exist For a Girl Like Me?

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Alphina Kamara

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

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Emountey White

Get comfortable with discomfort: 'You made a mistake? Great Job!"

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Erin Casey McNichol

Animal Sounds and other Tales that Teach

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Maya Showell

The Black Girls That Aren't Black Enough

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Alicia Francis

An Unexpected Ripple

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Chase Reid

Will They Replace Us Or Enhance Us?

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Yuan Xu

The power of each person's story

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Jane Lyons

Second Chances Shape Communities

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Morgan Taylor Thornton

"The Black Girls That Aren't Black Enough"

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