In Collaboration With IPSF AND FLEX COLLEGE PREP

Irvine Talks

In Collaboration with IPSF

Irvine x Northwood x Portola x Woodbridge x University

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Be Human

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What is Irvine Talks?

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Irvine Talks is a celebration of art and humanity.

Created by a small group of passionate kids, Irvine Talks is a night of performance and creativity with a purpose. In an increasingly divisive and violent world, Irvine Talks was created to evoke an awareness of the human condition. Through the medium of student created stories, art, music, poetry, and immersive performances, we'll be celebrating and exploring what it means to be human. Join us for Irvine Talks: Chapter Two next year.

Irvine talks was created with every high school in irvine

 

Represent

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Merch is no longer available for general sale. If you missed out and have a special request, please reach out to us here!

FRONT   Irvine Talks Logo 

FRONT

Irvine Talks Logo 

BACK   (School names in bulbs)

BACK

(School names in bulbs)

 
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Join The Team

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The Future of Irvine Talks.

Irvine Talks has always been created and curated by high school students, and it's time we found next year's board. While hundreds of students contribute to Irvine Talks, as production team members or contributing artists, only a handful of students make up the board. Among individual responsibilities, they collaborate to come up with next year's theme and vision. Currently, we're looking for 4 driven, passionate, students. The spots available are as follows:

Event Chair: 

The event chair is responsible for coordinating every aspect of the outdoor event. They will be working closely with the vice-president, who shares similar responsibilities. Some of those responsibilities include:

  • Organizing food trucks and entertainment for the outside event

  • Coordinating and collecting artwork from every high school

  • Working with student bands/organizing equipment

  • Developing a coherent theme and vision for the outside event

 

Performance Chair

The performance chair, among other responsibilities, is in charge of coordinating and running auditions. Just as the event coordinator will work closely with the vice-president, the performance chair will share responsibilities with the president. That means they'll be assisting the president in directing the show, meeting with performers, choosing performance pieces, etc. They will also be responsible for organizing dress rehearsals and meetings with the speakers.

 

publicity Coordinators(2)

Publicity plays a key role in making Irvine Talks the community festival that it is, which is why we're looking for two talented publicity coordinators. The publicity coordinators will collaborate with each other and are responsible with designing the Irvine Talks Merch, namely shirts and pins. They will also be designing the graphics and programs, and are responsible for planning effective publicity with all 5 high schools in Irvine. They'll be communicating with other school's film programs and ASBs. Finally, publicity coordinators will maintain the Irvine Talks social media pages, and maintain/update this website. 

 

To apply, please fill out the google form here! We'll be coordinating interviews based on the number of applicants.


Tejas Dhindsa   Irvine Talks Board // President & Founder

Tejas Dhindsa

Irvine Talks Board // President & Founder

Alexis-Brooke LoBianco    Irvine Talks Board // Vice President & Event Coordinator 

Alexis-Brooke LoBianco

Irvine Talks Board // Vice President & Event Coordinator 

Douglas Sun    Irvine Talks Board // Performance Chair

Douglas Sun

Irvine Talks Board // Performance Chair

Anahita Amirshahi   Irvine Talks Board // Publicity Coordinator 

Anahita Amirshahi

Irvine Talks Board // Publicity Coordinator 

Ryan Long   Irvine Talks Board // ASB Representative for University High School

Ryan Long

Irvine Talks Board // ASB Representative for University High School

Liz Moerman    ASB Representative for Portola High School 

Liz Moerman

ASB Representative for Portola High School 

Claire O'Connor    ASB Representative for Northwood High School

Claire O'Connor

ASB Representative for Northwood High School

Jeffrey Vu   ASB Representative for Woodbridge High School

Jeffrey Vu

ASB Representative for Woodbridge High School

Raya Hijazi    ASB Representative for Irvine High School 

Raya Hijazi

ASB Representative for Irvine High School 

Chapter 1: Overview

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Thank you for joining us at Irvine Talks: Chapter One! We had over 500 members of our community present, and it was an honor to share these stories with you. Seeing this event come to life was a humbling and electrifying experience. We got the chance to bring five high schools together, to celebrate student voices, to connect. We'd like to thank everyone who helped bring Irvine Talks to life, especially Cheryl and Connie from the Irvine Public Schools Foundation. This wouldn't have been possible without your support. We'd also like to thank the performers. Your stories made this event what it was, and we'll always be amazed by your strength and your honesty. Irvine Talks belongs to the community now, and we're incredibly grateful that we can leave this to you.

See you at Irvine Talks: Chapter 2.

- Tejas & Alexis-Brooke (President & Vice-President)

 

the video

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the human experience

 
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