A TED Youth Event Organized and Presented By Youth!
I'm 17 years old, and I'm from Christchurch, New Zealand.
Christchurch is an Earthquake harassed, dead boring city.
I feel privileged, and somewhat lucky to have found myself in the blur of this materialistic modern world, and am eagerly, and resolutely working towards the transmutation of my ideas into a reality.
I believe a TEDx event is just what the Youth of Christchurch need! Oh, and trust me, I've definitely assimilated the fact that most teenagers are most likely not going to enjoy or even sit through a 3-4 hour long 'lecture' on inspiration and/or telling them how they actually can become a millionaire (or happy) just by trusting their own thoughts.. so.. it's all about the approach right? And that's where the emphasis on 'Youth Organized & Presented' comes in!
Not only that, I wish to - (within the rules of course) make it that weeee bit more entertaining, by including musicians & other performances that must be closely related to the messages and purpose of the event.
I've read the rules and understand that I need adult supervisors, not a problem, but I think a TEDx conference that has Teen Talkers and Organizers could be a successful, anomalous approach to learning or inspiring teens alike! Or even engendering that genius trapped inside the walls of the deprecating teenage society.
I believe targeting the Youth is of immense importance because I mean... we're going to be running the world eventually, and we haven't had time to be 'roughened' up by the 'adult world', or all-too-often referred to as 'the real world'. I don't doubt that with age and time comes wisdom, but in the nicest way possible.. we have the most time!
I will ambitiously persist in obtaining a 'TEDx Event Organiser License' and would really, really appreciate any recommendations, words of wisdom or guidance or even fingers in the right directions towards obtaining this goal.
Thank you for your consideration :)