Tuesday, January 23rd: Don’t Miss the Chipotle Fundraiser for TEDxAllendaleColumbia!

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by cdixon

Show your support for TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool by joining us for a fundraiser to support Rochester’s only student-run TEDx organization! Go to the Chipotle at 3349 Monroe Avenue (#43) on Tuesday, January 23rd, between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Bring in the flyer below, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the TEDxAllendaleColumbia.

Click to download the Chipotle fundraiser flyer


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TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool Seeks Alumni Presenters

Posted on December 1st, 2014 by egillette

TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool seeks alumni to present at the 2015 event. TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool is an independently organized TEDxYouth event, held annually at Allendale Columbia. A student organized event, TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool strives to promote idea sharing through the AC community, the Rochester community, and the global community.

The third annual TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool will take place on March 7th, 2015.

The theme for this year’s event is “Spark.”

Spark – to set in motion – to rouse action – spur – to give an enthusiastic response – an incandescent particle – an ember – latent potential – seed – ignite explosion – an animating factor – an idea (lightbulb) – neurons in the brain synapses firing – light within the dark – crackle – crack – boom the sound lightning fire – butterfly effect – spark a revolution – relationship spark between people – catalyzing a reaction.

Interested in participating? Please complete the presenters form by clicking here.

To learn more about TED and TEDx click here.

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SOLE Challenge

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by Tony Tepedino
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TEDx brings 'Ideas Worth Spreading' to Allendale Columbia School

Posted on January 22nd, 2013 by Tony Tepedino

If you’re wondering where I have been and why I have not been posting as much, here is your answer. I am helping to organize and curate our TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool. If you are interested in attending apply for tickets here. We are very excited to be  able to host this event at Allendale Columbia School and hope you can join us!


From the article in the Brighton Pittsford Post:

TEDx Allendale Columbia is being organized primarily by Martijn Appelo, a 16-year-old junior at the school who came up with the idea to host the event after watching TED talks in class last year. “I kind of said it as a joke at first and now it’s really happening, which is scary and fun at the same time,” Appelo said. Appelo isn’t putting the event together by himself, though. He got TED’s approval to host the event in October and has help from a faculty advisor and a student committee that meets daily to have everything ready to go by February. Gee said the real-world planning, deadlines, and consequences the students face in organizing the event help to make it an invaluable learning experience. “I think schools are often contrived places where we create these situations that don’t really exist in real life,” Gee said. “Trying to organize something like this develops a certain skill set that I’m not sure schools do their best to develop, putting students in real situations. It’s a genuine experience, and we try to encourage that.”

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