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July 19, 2016
Chandler Public Library hosts its third and final TEDx event for 2016:
Breaking Stereotypes: Beyond the Box

Youth speakers and performers for a youth audience

TEDx Chandler Public LibraryRegistration for the third TEDx event organized by Chandler Public Library – this one for youth, ages 9 to 19 – opens at midnight on Friday, July 22, 2016.

The TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Downtown Library, located at 22 S. Delaware Street. 

Each of the 11 speakers for this TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary event are youth between the ages of 9 and 19, who are from the community and presenting a unique perspective on the theme of Breaking Stereotypes. The presenters come from different and diverse backgrounds, and collectively they will give traditional talks, spoken word presentations, and artistic performances that include music and dance. The emcee for the event is 17-year-old Janani Lakshmanan, a senior at Arizona College Prep – Erie.

The 11 speakers and performers for TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary are:
•    Somashree Biswas, age 15, Basis Chandler
•    Julia Crocco, age 17, Catalina Foothills High School
•    Calvin D’Souza, age 9, Jacobson Elementary School
•    Justin Grigory, age 15, Perry High School
•    Charles Johnson, age 18, Chandler High School
•    Diya Murthy, age 12, Basis Chandler
•    Nithara Murthy, age 16, Basis Chandler
•    Gala Palavicini, age 19, Paragon Academy
•    Ty Promreuk, age 14, Mesa Community College
•    Aayush Rastogi, age 10, Basis Chandler – Primary South
•    Karalyn Schubring, age 17, Chandler Preparatory Academy

Admission to this event is free, and pre-registration is required. In order to meeting TEDx rules, this event is limited to 100 attendees, so individuals wanting to attend are encouraged to register as soon as they can. Previous TEDx events at the Chandler Library filled within 48 hours. For updates, additional information and registration go to

About Chandler Public Library
Serving residents of Chandler and the East Valley since 1954, Chandler Public Library has a commitment to being the reading, learning and cultural center of the community. As the information leaders, we provide a variety of resources, in a variety of formats, so library users of all ages can explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives. Chandler Public Library is part of the City of Chandler Cultural Affairs Division. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. 

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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