Youth event

Youth events are one of our most creative TEDx event types, since they are organized by, or catered toward, kids. As you might guess, these events are all about imagination and having fun.

Apply now to host a TEDxYouth event around TEDxYouthDay on November 15 and 16, 2014.

About this event type

Our youth events are a little different from other event types because there are actually multiple types of youth events that you can host:

TEDxYouth events

A TEDx youth event license follows the same format as the standard event license and fall within the same TEDx event rules, except this event is oriented towards youth. TEDxYouth events can be organized by youth, adults, or a combination of both. Applicants under the age of 18 must have an adult co-organizer listed on their application as a supervisor. For events held at schools, this could be a teacher.

TEDxYouthDay and TEDYouth viewing parties

TEDxYouthDay hosts TEDxYouth events around the world on one day. The events are designed to empower and inspire young people. You can host one of two events around TEDxYouthDay:

  • A live event, presenting a combination of live speakers and TED Talks to the audiences around the world. This is the same thing as a TEDxYouth event, just happens on TEDYouth Day.
  • A “viewing party”: a livestreamed event of the TEDYouth conference – which is translated live into other languages.

Naming Your event

Youth events generally use the word "kids" or "youth" in their names along with the name of their community (e.g., TEDxYouth@[YourCity], TEDxYouth@[Schoolname] or TEDx[Schoolname]).

Audience

Our audience are the people who your TEDxYouth event is oriented toward, which is youth! In short, the young people in your local community will be your main audience.

Size

Like standard TEDx events, youth events can have up to 100 guests. Only individuals who have attended an official TED conference can organize an event with more than 100 attendees.

Focus

Generally, your theme should be centered around topics that will interest kids and youth. But like all TEDx event themes, it should also be multidisciplinary and broad, and feature a diversity of speakers from across several disciplines.

Duration

Youth events can be as brief as a couple of hours, and up to one day in length.

Pricing

You may charge up to $100 USD per ticket to attendees, based upon TEDx ticket price approval.

Learn more about getting involved in a TExYouth event at our dedicated page on youth events.

TEDYouth

Learn about TED's day-long event for middle and high school students


Example events

TEDxYouth@SanDiego
TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013 was organized by 45 high school students with the help of a dedicated group adult mentors.
TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool
TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool is organized by a passionate team of students and teachers from Brookhouse School in Nairobi, Kenya.