The Fourth TEDxSCLS Event
Lights turned off, eight bells rang, then our hearts raced. As the curtain opens and lights shine onto the red carpet and logo, applause welcomes the host to kick off the show, marking the beginning of the fourth TEDx event at SCLS.
Dare To Change
For the first time, we invited two guest speakers and welcomed all students, faculty, and parents in the international division to participate in the event. An adorning photo booth, high-quality student artwork, and eye-catching souvenirs decorated our event.
Rewind to the Event
Clarisse Le Guernic
Clarisse presented the ups and downs of her career as the founder of Arcade Experience in China and shed light on how tourism could adjust in the post-pandemic era.
“Changes that we cannot control, like a global pandemic, can also conduct us to decide how we want to change things.”
Eric introduced the long history of change regarding technology, economics, and society, which set out a perfect overview of the theme.
Shiwen then brought attention to how she has adapted to different cultures and learned to be more confident when moving around the world. At the end of her speech, she accentuated the importance of change using three languages that she gained familiarity with during her stays in respective countries.
“只有当你敢于改变时，你才会知道结果。Ce n'est que lorsque vous oserez changer que vous connaîtrez le résultat et la manière dont vous changerez. Only when you dare to change, will you know the result and how you will change.”
Akiyo wowed everyone with the new technology, Web3, that will revolutionize our society. She grabbed the attention of the audience by contrasting the world under Web1 and Web2 and presenting the potential “digital renaissance of data” under the dominance of Web3.
Akiyo展示的新技术Web3让每个人都惊叹不已，它将彻底改变当今社会结构。她通过对比Web1和Web2下的世界，大胆展望 未来Web3 主导下的“数据数字化复兴”，让观众感叹科技的力量。
Elaine boldly pointed out how the way of viewing mistakes that society launched was wrong and advocated people to “picture success as a fountain,” in which “some water will inevitably splash out from time to time when making mistakes, but success will continuously replenish when we learn from every mistake.
Ashley, our youngest speaker, shared her story about encountering culture shocks when moving from Singapore to China, combined with psychological concepts to explain how she coped with them.
Panya discussed how she and her friends subvert gender stereotypes by participating in and enjoying soccer and frisbee.
“Sports allow females to challenge themselves, develop new perspectives, and be confident.”
Alan, as our final student speaker, told a heart-warming personal story of how he changed his views on the unequal sign between him and the majority, ending his speech by emphasizing how self-love should replace self-loathing when looking in the mirror.
“The unequal sign might be unequal to others, but what only matters is that the unequal sign is equal to you.”
Pete ended the show by presenting a passionate speech full of rhetorical questions that guided the audience to the “secret sauce” of self-leadership that enables us to daringly change. Remember to value consistency over intensity, motivate yourself by higher standards, and find gratitude!
Thank You! 致谢！
The flawlessness of the show could not have happened without all the hard work dedicated by the TEDxSCLS team members. From backstage staff to the speakers out front, the team members demonstrate thoughtfulness and responsibility, and above all, they “dare to change.” Regardless of the sudden pandemic outbreak last December, our team reacted promptly and changed the plans boldly.
TEDx-ers, give yourself a pat on the shoulder!
In addition, we would like to thank the teachers who helped us throughout the preparation process and the audience for being supportive and attentive to our event. Your support ensured the smoothness of the event, and your applause warmed our hearts!
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It’s Your Turn to Shine!
The fourth TEDxSCLS event is a dare itself. To change does not simply mean to modify, but stands for trusting yourself and being courageous to take a step forward.
Holding back and conforming to the norms is not the answer. It is time to stand up for yourself and show the world what you’ve got. Be the change instead of waiting to be changed!
See you next year!
Meet Our Team
Lead Organizer 主领导者: Sophia Ji
Co-organizer 副领导者: Jiayu Wang
Sponsor Teachers 指导老师: Miguel Valdes, Kristin Espanola
Guest Speakers 演讲嘉宾: Clarisse Le Guernic, Pete Rogers
Speech Coach 演讲指导: Jiayu Wang, Louis Hao
Event Host 主持人: Addison Zheng
Executive Managers 执行管理组: Akasa Mei, Hazelle Lin, Sammi Chi
Communication & Marketing Directors 媒体沟通组: Alan Tsoi, Jennifer Ji, Karena Kwok
Designers 设计师组: Annie Yu, Vicky Le
Video & Production Leads 摄影剪辑组: Nono Chen, Elizabeth Yao, Joey Lin
Speakers 演讲者: Eric He, Shiwen Chen, Akiyo Tani, Elaine Orange, Ashley Huang, Panya Zhu, Alan Tsoi
Authors 作者: Alan Tsoi, Sophia Ji
Translation 翻译: Karena Kwok
Edited by 排版: Jennifer Ji
Photography by 拍摄: Elizabeth Li, School Communications Team