The TEDx College of Europe Natolin team launched the Student Competition in January 2017 with a call for applications, for which 12 students sent their proposals explaining what "impossible" means to them and how they believe it can be overcome. Out of the total applicants, the 5 most inspiring speeches were selected to take part in a mini TEDx event which was held on Sunday 19 February 2017 to choose one finalist for the TEDx College of Europe Natolin taking place on Thursday 6 April 2017.
A highly motivated team of students transformed a relaxed Sunday evening at the Natolin campus into a successful event, which demonstrated the keen interest of the students for TEDx talks. The speakers, Ms Aleksandra BRODOWSKA (PL), Mr David LODDER (NL), Ms Alaa JADALLAH (PS), Mr Cankat ÖZKAN (TR), and Ms Iryna HNASEVYCH (UA) opened up their hearts and captivated the audience while sharing their personal stories and challenges, ranging from women and gender rights to gymnastics, video games and science.
Astounded by the high quality of the speeches, amazing performances and devotion of the candidate speakers, the jury — comprised of 5 members of both the TEDx team and the Natolin campus administration — selected two students, Alaa JADALLAH (Palestine) and Cankat ÖZKAN (Turkey), to join the official panel of speakers in the upcoming TEDx College of Europe Natolin.
Keep posted for more information about the TEDx College of Europe Natolin 2017 on www.tedxcollegeofeuropenatolin.eu.