Teen

x = independently organized TED event

New York, NY, United States
March 1st, 2014

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The Crazy Ones

The earth is round and it revolves around the sun. Crazy, right? It was a few centuries ago...not anymore.

Inventing a cancer detection test out of paper. Creating a radio station out of garbage. Building an arcade out of cardboard. Crazy, right? It was a few years ago...not anymore.

Who are the ‘crazy’ ones? They are the ones who follow their hearts, the ones who dare to believe dreams are real, the ones who make the impossible, possible. They go where no one has gone before – not without fear but despite fear.

What does it take to be crazy: innovation, imagination, isolation? Is it inherent or can it be learned?

This is a revolution of crazy: the teens who don’t just point out problems and talk about ideas, they do something. Just ask 16 year-old Jack Andraka who invented a cancer detection test out of paper, or 14 year-old Kelvin Doe who created a radio station out of garbage, or, 10 year-old Caine Monroy who created an arcade out of cardboard.

It's their time, your time, our time, NOW. Get crazy, be crazy, think crazy and unlock a whole new world of possibilities. Are you crazy? TEDxTeen 2014.

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Venue and Details

Scholastic Headquarters Auditorium
557 Broadway
New York, NY, 10012
United States
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Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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Organizer 102937

Nancy Hunt
New York, NY, United States

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Organizer 187541

Jess Teutonico
New York, NY, United States

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Team

Jess Teutonico
Curator