Paula Cano

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TED Youth Conference

I see that these conferences are focused on people who have the means and money to make things happen and execute ideas. But there are young minds that are awakening and need motivation and a clear view of the path they should take and how they should direct their efforts and talents. Many don't have the resources to go to a good college or the support to start to put the ideas into motion.

My idea is to allow students and teenagers, honor students and young artists, to send their ideas for change, and among those choose the most promising ones and invite them to expose their ideas and listen to others expose theirs. Creating connections, finding sponsors and motivating the youth will bare great fruit in the future. There is so much potential within the youth.. if TED doesn't do something about it.. Someone else will, and I hope to be a part of it.

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    Mar 12 2011: Paula, organize a TEDx youth!
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      Mar 18 2011: YES! I am actually in the process, I've talked to the dean at my school, and we have a proposal ready to present in a couple of weeks. Im very excited, and cant wait to get everyone involved.
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    Mar 18 2011: What a fantastic idea!!! Imagine the possibilities...