2023: The Essence of Adolescence

This year’s TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool theme is “The Essence of Adolescence”. When we think about the word “adolescence”, thoughts such as development and growth come to mind. Sometimes people take their teen years for granted because they are so focused on their future. Our teenage years are for us to expand our horizons and explore areas of our interest. During these years, we experience maturity and find who we are. Through this year’s event, we would like for you to highlight the joys and challenges of adolescence as well as how we can take care of each other and ourselves.

Our TEDxSCS 2022-2023 team are thrilled to present this year’s event “The Essence of Adolescence” as Catalina’s first in-person TEDx event since Covid! On March 22, 2023, we present to you various speakers that we hope will encourage you to treasure these moments we have as students and to be grateful for the experiences that we are given. We are sure that you will find these speakers and their stories special and inspiring as we do!

Watch our 2021 Talks!

The TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool 2021 virtual event, Familiar Faces, was a great success! Thank you to our five incredible speakers for educating and inspiring us. Thank you to the 2020-2021 team for their hard work in this virtual event. Finally, thank you to our audience for joining us. Without you, our event would not have been made possible!

Please enjoy the TEDxSantaCatalina School 2021 Talks here.

2021: “Familiar Faces”

Our TEDxSCS 2020-2021 team is beyond excited to present this year’s event, “Familiar Faces,” as Catalina’s first-ever virtual TEDx event. Mark your calendars for April 28th, when we will share with you the inspiring and valuable ideas that our diverse range of speakers has to offer! This year’s virtual event will provide the opportunity to learn more from the wonderful members of our community. Every one of you has amazing ideas, passions, and insights, and we hope that this year’s event sparks even more of that. We are sure that you will find their stories as unique and inspiring as we do!

2020: “Picture This”

PICTURE THIS: communicating with someone across the world via electromagnetic waves; humans flying in a machine shaped like a bird as a form of transportation; images of peopltedx logoe moving around, projected onto a screen; women having the right to vote; a person walking on the moon… These are all examples of dreams that were once thought to be impossible, but with determination and imagination, they have become reality.

All great ideas and innovations start with a single thought–a dream–and perhaps just a simple one. It is ideas coupled with action that shape the present and make a change.

Our TEDx 2020 theme of  “Picture This” aims to share the ideas within our community that can change the world for the better.

We live in a world where so much is possible. You can be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 14, raise more than $300 million dollars for AIDs,  grant over 15,600 wishes through a nonprofit organization, or raise over 2.1 billion dollars in juvenile diabetes research. The possibilities are endless.

PICTURE THIS: a world that has discovered a cure for cancer; a world with communities that support each other no matter a person’s race, gender, or religion; a world that doesn’t have to worry about starvation or lack of shelter. Picture something, anything, that you’ve wanted for yourself or your community, now make it your reality. What’s stopping you? 

Join us in our live audience or via livestream on
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

A Great Event!

An epoch storm, torrential rains and massive power outages on the entire Monterey Peninsula did not deter us! While we had to cancel our event originally scheduled for February 13 — and just 45 minutes before we began — we all pulled together and celebrated a fantastic event later this past spring.

Our event, Version 2.0 as it came to be known, was held on Tuesday, April 30. It was a SMASH SUCCESS. Thank you to our four fabulous speakers who returned to Santa Catalina School to give their inspiring and thought-provoking talks. Bravo to our team and to our Santa Catalina School community for pulling together so beautifully and for delivering a great TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool event.