The students were divided into 4 groups that each took on one or two knowledge questions that intrigued them, based on the core and optional themes of TOK. Due to the complicated nature of the questions, the students presented the religious or cultural background behind each while backing them with examples of books, TV shows, movies etc.
The first group, Est Artifex, questioned the creative license of artists portraying God and the Divine. The second one, Bona Fide, debated upon the dependence of religion on afterlife. The third one, A Voce Magna, was an extremely intriguing group of students who pondered on whether the more powerful voices should be the ones who shape the facts we know and learn each day. And lastly, In Fenestra, made use of intriguing subjects such as optical illusions and astronomy, to argue on how what one sees can be constrained by what one can’t see.
All in all, the conference seemed to meet its purpose- To leave the audience pondering. From the introduction to what TOK actually is, to the never ending debate it triggered, the presenters never once lost the audience’s attention.