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This was the response from of one of our speakers, Cipta Croft-Cusworth when we asked him to reflect on the experience using the Flipgrid app as they reflected the day. Providing a chance to have an active interaction between audience and speakers, TEDxJIS 2018: Crossing Paths built an intersecting path, connecting them.
The TEDxJIS 2018 conference had the main theme of Crossing Paths. With a full house, the audience was filled with anticipation for ideas worth spreading as the event started. The event featured a variety of great stories and ideas from various speakers, which included students, educator, artists, alumni, and athletes. In addition, performers presenting the theme “crossing path” with the different type of arts enriched the conference and showed us more than describing with words.
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Note: This is a continuation from the previous highlights of TEDxJISSalon: Women in Leadership where it is only about the panelists.
The first panel discussion was held by Erin McKee and Meilyn Tan regarding their balancing act in terms of responsibility of education and communication. An audience member asked, “What is the definition of having it all?” The answer was, “It depends. It depends on where your vision of success comes from. Don’t abandon having that vision of success when others tell you to do so. Instead, be driven from what others think because it should be you, making the decisions.”
9am. Everyone is excited to see what they will be receiving after the salon. As more and more people entered the room, the more smiles were spread across their faces. Finally, the moment for the salon to begin; everyone took their seats on the grey sofas and the salon officially began with some introductory words by Sanghyeon Cheon.
The first speaker was Erin McKee, who spoke after watching a TED talk by Anne-Marie Slaughter which was called “Can we all “have it all”?” What stood out the most to the audience was when she said, “To all the women out there, you can be an amazing leader; that is available for you. You need to set your goals and work hard. But you have to decide, what is the most important right now? You have to make the choices but be happy with the consequences that you get.”
The salon will be held on October 7, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event promises to be a series of lively discussions about the experiences of the participants in leadership positions. Discussions will focus on girls in student council, the complex topic of intersectionality, and the “unexpected heroes” who demonstrate the crucial roles of women in crisis response.
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The organizers are preparing for the first TEDxJIS Salon in October. Who are the students behind the scenes?
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