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A key component of Altamont's Global Initiative, GEL is a presentation series, global in scope and loosely based on various contemporary lecture/multimedia series (TED, Radiolab, ArcLight, et. al.) that was innaugurated in 2016. GEL invites all Altamont constituents (from current students to faculty, from parents to alums) to deliver a brief presentation to the school and Birmingham communities. There is no one acceptable format. One can present a traditional lecture, a documentary, a hybrid TED-style talk, a dramatic monologue (original or published), a dialogue (original or published), a digital mash-up, etc. The presentation opportunities are limited only by one's creativity. You can see some of last year’s presentations here: https://vimeo.com/altamontschool
The annual global theme is the guiding principle for each presentation, but we have the flexibility to interpret it broadly. For example, this year’s theme of Climate Change/Energy Resources will be the unifying concept, but there are myriad ways to interpret it, from a presentation on the science to the human effect or change in general. We hope to attract a variety of subjects and presentation styles. Some topics might include:
The Altamont community encompasses diverse cultures and skill sets, but we rest on a wealth of wisdom that often remains latent and undiscovered. GEL compels us to excavate that wisdom and weave it into the Altamont experience. Such sharing, within the school community and without, promises to be a generative and entertaining experience.
This blog is the collective voice of every person involved in the Global Initiative. Just as the globe hosts billions of disparate voices, we hope this space will embody and embrace the same diversity.