TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events that happen all around the world in late November, around Universal Children's Day. The events are designed to empower and inspire young people.
Organize a TEDxYouthDay event
If you're inspired by the premise of TEDxYouthDay, we invite you to organize a TEDx event in your own community. TEDxYouthDay 2013 will be the weekend of Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th.
If you already have a TEDx license and want to host a TEDxYouthDay event, you'll need to apply for a separate license. E.g., the organizer of TEDxBerlin would apply for a separate license for TEDxYouth@Berlin.
If you are organizing a TEDx event for the first time, you will need to choose an event name. This name should follow this convention: TEDxYouth@[name of school or neighborhood]. See the naming rules.
Once you’re registered, help shape this day by joining the TEDxYouth Google Group.
Introduction video: We've created a special intro video to be shown at the beginning of your TEDxYouthDay event, in place of the standard TEDx intro video. This video explains TED, TEDx and TEDxYouthDay to your audience. (The intro video download also includes a video file with English subtitles.)
Positioning: We have created TEDxYouthDay banners which designate your event as a TEDxYouthDay event. If applicable, use these as a supplement to your standard TEDxYouth event logo on your website and Facebook page.
These banners cannot be modified in any way. Never use the official "TEDxYouthDay" logo, except in the context of these banners. At all times use your full TEDxYouthDay event name.TEDYouth Viewing Party Event
This year, you also have the option to host an event around the livestream of TEDYouth -- the salon event for young people hosted by TED.
More details on TEDYouth 2013 will be announced as they develop. Sign up to host a TEDxYouth event.
- TEDxYouthDay website
- TEDxYouth Youtube Channel
- TEDxYouthDay Flickr
- Download the TEDxYouthDay intro video
Next steps to organize a TEDxYouthDay event
- Review the TEDx rules and guidelines.
- Name your TEDxYouthDay event using this convention: TEDxYouth@[name of school, neighborhood, town or city] -- e.g., TEDxYouth@DaltonSchool, TEDxYouth@PS6, TEDxYouth@AndoverAcademy. (Consult the TEDx event name rules.)
- Apply to organize an event (choose "Youth Event" as your event type) »
Email us if you have questions.
1. For kids, by kids
A TEDxYouthDay event that leverages the influence of a key group of young change-agents in a school or community. The youth involved would constitute a TEDxYouth Design Team and orchestrate their event with the guidance of an adult advisor.
TEDxYouth@Tokyo was organized entirely by kids age 11-18. During breaks, attendees rock-climbed, skateboarded and Skyped with attendees of other TEDxYouthDay events.
2. Organized by educators
An event that brings together one or more local schools for an event featuring pre-recorded TEDTalks and live speakers (adult and youth).
The audience of an organized-by-educators event might represent the broader community of parents, partner organizations and others. The program should reflect the general TEDx format: performance interstitials, conversation breaks, quality food.
(There is also an option to live-stream this event: Consider reaching beyond your immediate surrounds by simulcasting your event to one or more "sister" schools.)
At TEDxYouth@Metroplex -- organized by a teacher at the Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas -- the speaker line-up and audience were made up of students from three area middle and high schools.