A Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, infant through Kindergarten age.


About Our Event

Stone Ridge is proud to host the second annual TEDx event.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
 Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
 $20 per ticket

Additional details: We will have an ASL interpreter present for the event.

What is TEDx? 

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.

Our Event

At TEDxStoneRidgeSchool, live speakers and video will combine to spark deep discussion and connection. The mantra of the TED talks is “ideas worth spreading”.

Our Stone Ridge community is vast, diverse, inclusive and forever learning. We would like to show our students and greater community “jaganmaya”, the Sanskrit word for “the mystery of the world”  through the viewpoints of our speakers. The theme would allow our speakers to craft their talks around what makes the world a mysterious and curious place. This could relate to their life, work, roles in their community or simply how they view the world. Additionally, it will allow our audience and community to merge and massage the ideas they hear at the event with their own understandings/ideas of the world. Our approach to finding speakers will be to tap into the innovative greater DC area community. DC is teaming with individuals in government, arts, technology, education and community work that will lend well to our theme.

The intended audience will be students, family members, faculty, staff and the local community around Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. We are hoping for this to become a community event where other students from local schools can attend along with members of the DC Metropolitan community at large.

We encourage you to check out our website regularly to stay up to date on speaker announcements, ticket application deadlines and other exciting information as it happens. 

This is an exciting endeavor for Stone Ridge and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email Ms Urvi Shah at ushah@stoneridgeschool.org.

Learn more about TEDx here.


Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
$20 per ticket




Opening remarks and performance

Speaker 1 - Elaine Kim ‘17

Speaker 2 - Dr. Nicole Cutts

Speaker 3 - Ken Woodard


Networking break

Speaker 4 - Deirdre White

Speaker 5 - Olenka Wellisz ‘17

Speaker 6 - Dr. Luis Gabriel Cuervo

11:00 - 12:00

LUNCH and performances

Speaker 7 - Gabriella Morris

Speaker 8 - Genevieve Klein ‘18

Speaker 9 - Gyasi Ross

Networking break


1:15- 1:30

Closing remarks


Gyasi Ross

Deirdre White

Nicole Cutts

Luis Gabriel Cuervo

Gabriella Morris

Ken Woodard

Genevieve Klein

Elaine Kim

Olenka Wellisz

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