Each November, on 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.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
Wyatt ReevesWyatt Reeves presents his ideas on the future of fuel.
Casey HammettCasey Hammett presents her TED Talk about Puppy Mills
Luke WombleLuke Womble presents his ideas on democracy and choices we make.
Alec PetscheAlec Petsche presents his presentation on emotional intelligence
Kassandra Gamez-GonzalezKassandra Gamez-Gonzalez presents her Ted Talk on myths about Television
Samantha MaresSamantha Mares presents her TED Talk of communication and our educational system in the US
Sara HeinzmanSara Heinzman talks a how philosophy and is value in our lives.
Thomas ManningThomas Manning presents his TED Talk entitles Strive to Survive.
Marshall NevesMarshall Neves gives a TED Talk on capturing special moments in life.
Mabry JacksonMabry Jackson discusses the privatization of space travel in his TED Talk.
Samantha BeggansSamantha Beggans shares her passion for the ocean and surfing in her talk.
Emily YurkEmily Yurk 's TED Talk is on looking at life with new eyes.
Thomas TorlincasiBoard Advisor/Facilities
Martin DurbinBoard Advisor/Finance
Kevin BeckDesign Expert
Anthony AlviarIdea Curator
Eddie MerlaBoard Advisor/Mentoring
Sherri HeinzmanWelcome/Idea Facilitator
Pat HarrisonBoard Advisor
Amanda Stone-NortonEducation Coordinator
Erin TaylorSocial Media Director