Curation Director

Chelsea Chi

I am Chelsea Chi, an 8th grader attending Campus Middle School. I am the co-host of TEDx Cherry Creek High School. 

My passions and interests include fencing, dancing, golfing and art. These extracurricular activities have not only taught me a valuable lesson of time management, but also allowed me to meet people with different talents and backgrounds. Through TED, I hope for others to learn the same or other valuable lessons from those who have experience. I hope for the attendees to share their ideas and come together to create a strong community.

I am most competitive in fencing, earning medals and ratings from both regional and national tournaments. I am hoping to continue my fencing journey by becoming a referee so I can help younger fencers understand fencing more.

Connecting with my community will not only help me understand others more, but it will also broaden my horizons for new opportunities. I look forward to all the different ideas TED will bring, and how it will make a beneficial impact on our community.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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