Julie Hartley is a writer, director, storyteller, speaker and playwright who teaches theatre at the high school and university level, in Canada and in the UK. She is the author of more than twenty plays for young people, many of which have been performed across Canada and the British Isles. Hartley was shortlisted for the International Pilot Pen writing award and was the recipient of the 2010 Peace Poetry Prize in the UK. Hartley works as a freelance writer, director, storyteller, theatre workshop leader and keynote speaker, while continuing as a director of Centauri Summer Arts. She is currently working on a novel, and completing a drama handbook for teachers. [email protected] is an event for International Baccalaureate Diploma students from all over the world to come together to experience TED talks and share ideas with peers and professionals. This event is held annually at The York School, a coeducational, non-denominational, IB, independent day school in Toronto, Canada. This event gives students a chance to see amazing speakers, musicians, artwork, poetry, videos and to connect with people from all walks of life in the spirit of "ideas worth spreading".