The theme for this event is


On The Horizon

This year’s theme for TEDxTanglinTrust School is ‘On The Horizon’. The TED team picked this theme as they felt that it resonated with the Tanglin mission statement; the statement states that Tanglin wishes to create “a community of lifelong learners who can contribute with confidence to our world.” In essence, TED is about spreading ideas, and creating a community of learners, and ‘On the Horizon’ was chosen as the team felt that it was a brilliant way to encapsulate change, the future, and its beauty. Learning about the cutting edge in many fields will help students of Tanglin to ‘contribute with confidence’ to the world.

Open to interpretation, this theme was chosen to encourage different perspectives on seemingly one-dimensional topics. Having a broad theme allowed us to bring a variety of speakers for this event. Furthermore, these speakers will talk about issues which are not typically discussed on public media. 

What is TED?

TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.”

The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.  TED is a nonprofit which aims to spread ideas in the form of short talks. Their mission is to spread ideas to the broader community.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTanglinTrustSchool, where x = independently organised TED event. At our TEDxTanglinTrustSchool 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-organised.

For more information about the Tedx program, click here.