2012 Theme: Synergy
Miraculous things can happen when two separate entities come together: a hodgepodge of chemicals create the functioning cells of our bodies; the collaboration of individuals have created Pyramids, Civil Rights movements, and Space Stations (and now, this TEDxMSJHS event!)
Since we began our studies at Mission San Jose High School, the words of John Donne inscribed on our bell tower have resounded: “No man is an island.” Through TEDxMSJHS, we hope to offer our audience an array of new and valuable perspectives, to foster the mentality that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and to catalyze the next collision and fusion of multidisciplinary ideas—the next synergy.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMSJHS, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMSJHS event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.