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About Us

What We Do


To provide a forum for James Madison High School students to open a dialogue with regional leaders in science, government, tech, and business through discussions focused on their careers, their fields and future opportunities for our students.

What is MADTalks?

MADTalks is a speaker series at James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia. Our ‘Talks’ are live interviews (and audience Q&A) with leaders in diverse fields about the strategic direction of the organizations they work for, the latest developments in their fields, and personal experiences leading to their success. MADTalks seeks to bring to students the many perspectives and experiences from pathmakers in the Washington, D.C. area.


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The Team

We are a group of students at James Madison HS who want to spread good ideas to our peers. We like to get new and diverse perspectives on the changes occurring in society today.

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Our Schools

Education and Policy

West African Development and the Weah Presidency

International Affairs

Unlocking Human Potential


A Hero’s Perspective- Sept. 11, 2001


Socially Responsible Tech

Public Relations

The Rubik’s Cube Millionaire Mindset