x = independently organized TED event

Theme: The Spark

This event occurred on
December 14, 2013
1:00pm - 4:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Fort Worth, TX
United States

November 20, Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations challenge all citizens to host multiple events for youth across the world in every time zone on and around this special Day. TEDx celebrates TEDxYouth Day. Our event is in keeping with this global concept of Ideas worth spreading focus in Fort Worth, Texas. The vision for our event is to support this initiative in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Working through a variety of youth organizations, school districts and community programs we seek to cast a wide net to reach students ages 13-19, who have been identified as interested and possessing potential.

To pique their interest, we will immerse them in an artsy, scientific and technologically rich interactive environment. We will expose them to personal development messaging aimed at cultivating the belief in each one of them that they can indeed reach their dreams. Adding to this stimulating venue will be various displays and many exciting exhibits. Our presenters are diverse, representing Cowtown’s best. The activities in between sessions will involve both fun and learning. Our theme, Ideas (Fort) Worth Sharing is meant to excite our participants and make them want to spread ideas worth sharing.

3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
United States
Event type:
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Kerry Anne McKenzie

Kerry Mackenzie is an 8th grader at Trinity Valley School. She is a Forth Worth native and lives with her mom, dad, and sister, Amanda. Her activities include volleyball, soccer, cheering and running track, participating in her school’s debate team, helping out in drama club and being her middle school’s student council treasurer. Her hobbies include reading, drawling, and hanging out with her friends.

Shruti Sahu

Shruti Sahu is a hardworking 7th grader who attends Trinity Valley School. She enjoys sports, reading, and traveling. Most importantly, she is a hard worker and is dedicated to her community. She hopes to enlighten the audience by showing them how others view America.

Xavier Thompson

Xavier is a junior at Northside High and is a member of United Voices for Change

Ogewu Agbese

- Ogewu Agbese is an Aerospace Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth and received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 2007. He is also a co-founder of WHOA Solutions a Texas-based company focused on helping college students find internships and start their careers after graduating.

Thomas Torlincasi

Thomas Torlincasi is an average thinker, but thinks for an above average amount of his time. He has a management and environmental science degree from Texas A&M, and was a founding member of Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA). Currently he divides his time between Public speaking, renewable energy issues, and ranch land development via construction of lakes and ponds.

DJ Swinden

DJ Swinyar holds a bachelor of science in Psychology and has been investing in the stock market for the last 9 years. He uses a unique approach to investing in which he analyzes the psychology behind market movements.

Suhas Tatapudi

Organizing team

Dr Jeff

Fort Worth, TX, United States
  • Donna Fossmeyer
  • Donna Fossmeyer
  • Thomas Torlincasi
  • Rosalie Quintanilla
    Board Member
  • Eddie Merla
    Board Member
  • Kevin Beck
    Creative Director
  • Samantha Mares
    Youth Board Member