2015 Program 

9:00 – 9:45am Registration

9:45 Program Begins

Welcome: Dr. Tony Fisher HCHS Principal

TED Video: Chris Anderson, “Introduction to TEDx”

Opening Remarks: Co-Host Steve Young HCHS ’86, HCHS Faculty


SECTION ONE: Personal Motivators

  Josselyne Herman-Saccio, HCES ‘79, HCHS ’85 “ABRACADABRA...Realizing your dreams NOW!”

  Nicholas Goldrosen, HCHS ’16  “Becoming Rights-Literate:

                                                                         The Unique Importance of Human Rights Education”

  Raymond Tsao, HCHS ‘84  “The Rise of the Generosity Economy”

  Paul Reale, Parent  “Give it Up for the Planet”

  TED Video: Ron Finley “A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA”


11:00 - 11:30am Coffee Break


SECTION TWO: Predictors & Practitioners

  Jonathan Kirshner, HCHS ’82 “The Global Financial Crisis: How it Changed the World”

  Lawrence Amsel, Parent “The Mathematics of Psychiatry:

                                                                     Using Game Theory to Explain Psychopathology”

  TED Video: Shawn Achor  "The Happy Secret to Better Work”

  Judith Sachs, HCHS ’64 “The Art and Business of Creative Aging”

  Abe Gold, Yuki Kanazawa, Zaul Tavangar HCHS ’19 playing “Piano Trio No.1” by Abe Gold


12:45 - 2:15pm Lunch


SECTION THREE: Theoretical Innovators

  Lisa Siegmann, HCHS Assistant Principal HCHS “From Shakespeare to Robots, an educator’s journey”

  Noah Kaminsky, HCHS ’09 “So I studied science in high school…now what?”

  I HELP – Liberia, HCHS Students “Bringing Science Quiz Bowl to Liberia”

  Jean-Phillip Maheu, Parent  “Tweeting Super Powers: Interesting Applications of Social Media”

  Andrea Gonzales, HCHS ’16 “Blood, Boobs, and Women in the Tech Industry”

  TED Video: Margaret Heffernan “Why it’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work”


3:45 - 4:15pm Break


SECTION FOUR: Social Enlighteners

  The HCHS Chamber Choir performing “No Mirrors in My Nana’s House” by Ysaye M. Barnwell

  Fred McIntosh, HCHS ’87 “The last train from East Flatbush: 

                                                                        What each of us can do to end educational inequity”

  Kevin Yu, HCHS ’16: "Teenage Filmmaking: Coming of Age Behind the Camera"

  TED Video: Chimamanda Ngoze Adichie “The Danger of a Single Story”

  Amari Rose Leigh, HCES ’10, HCHS’ 16 “Lend Me Your Ears: Embracing the Power of Theatre for Social Change”

  Katrina Gonzales, HCHS ’16, Arden Levy, HCHS ’17 performing “I Am” by The Arts Effect (with Amari Rose Leigh)


5:15pm Closing Remarks