Comox student to speak at TEDxKids

Grade 8 student David Krismer of Comox will speak at the TEDxKids@BC conference this Saturday.

Grade 8 student David Krismer of Comox will speak at the TEDxKids@BC conference this Saturday.

TEDxKids will provide a free webcast for anyone to watch online at

After carefully reviewing the 40+ applications received for the event, organizers decided that Krismer’s topic, 21st Century Education, matches the theme of the conference well and had the potential to spark action and inspire young people to explore their creativity and find their passion.

David has been invited to take the stage at the Roundhouse in Vancouver. He will share his story and ideas with attendees and livestream audience.

Sixteen young people from various regions of B.C. will speak. The Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts (BASA) together with Janice Tomich, a seasoned speaking coach and a member of the TEDxKids@BC team, are providing coaching to each of the young participants.

Courtenay speech arts guru Eleanor Phillips worked with David in 2005 when David was six years old. She was happy to offer him congratulations on this speaking opportunity.

David will speak about what it means to be a student immersed in 21st Century Learning. And he’ll tell why his school rocks!

He’ll show how technology makes learning fun and effective, and how it can let students confront immense challenges, when they enter a virtual-world, where they get to solve all kinds of weird-and-wonderful problems.

— TEDxKids@BC

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