TEDxPaceAcademy Fall 2023


The event will occur from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Attendees should plan to arrive by 1:45 pm, and snacks will be provided before and after the event. We hope to see you there!


Our third ever TEDxPaceAcademy event will be located at Pace Academy's Fine Arts Center. The auditorium includes an orchestra pit and a fly system, hosts performances and events throughout the year, and serves as a gathering space during Upper School assemblies as well as our TEDx event.

Order of Events

  1. Opening - Davis Rice '23;

  2. "Slaying the Monster: Battling Dyslexia" by Camille Caton '23 (introduced by Kenzie Frett '32 and Jack Shirley '32);

  3. "My Tchaikovsky: How I Found my Voice through Cello" by David Fu '24 (introduced by Michael Fu '21 OR Claire Jiang '25);

  4. "The Sprinting Poet: The Synergy of Running and Writing" by Leah Negero '25 (introduced by Ansley Kirbo '28 and Jaden Middleton '27);

  5. "The Power of Fifteen: What We Can Learn from Life's Curveballs" by John Hardesty '26 (introduced by Davis Rice '23);

  6. "میری کہانی: My Path to Self-Acceptance" by Amina Zubairi '25 (introduced by Emma Beth Neville '23 and Marit UyHam '23);

  7. "One Percent Better: How I Became a Triathlete" by Drew Schiffer '19 (introduced by Robert Kaufman)

  8. Closing - Claire Jiang '25


966 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Free parking for attendees will be available in the back parking lot but spaces are limited. 

What is TEDx?

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