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Theme: Dream Big

Las Vegas, NV, United States
November 17th, 2012

About this event

Why TEDxYouth In Vegas?

Las Vegas lives in the heart of many as Sin City, a myth created by an industry selling a image. We are so much more than that: a city of dreamers who chose to make this neon desert our home. This is the positive vision of our city we must share with our youth. By hosting a TEDxYouth event in Las Vegas, we will be joining a global movement to inspire young people. We invite you to join us for our first TEDxYouth in Las Vegas. This year’s theme is Dream Big. . . THEN DO IT! Come Dream with us!

Confirmed Speakers

  • Monera Mason
    Passionate advocate of paradigm shifts in education.
  • Teyven T
    Age 7 will speak on the wonders of creating objects with paper.
  • Tony Hsieh
    In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of, Tony is leading the “Downtown Project,” a group committed to transforming downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.
  • Hektor Esparza
    6 years ago Hektor launched a program based on ideas that would use young people’s interest in skateboarding, hip hop and alternative music to inspire them to reconsider the value of education and self-cultivation. The bigger idea behind it all was that he wanted to use what they already cared about to introduce them to ideas of self-actualization.
  • Lucy B
    Age 9 will speak on imagineering and walk us through her design and build of a ride.
  • Tino Reyes
    Is a young self made entrepreneur and expert at setting big goals to meet his big dreams!
  • McKayla W
    Age 13 is inspired by the work being done around the country to end bullying.
  • Tiger Todd
    The Hero School Model was derived from Human Change Theory, developed in 1995 by founder Tiger Todd. Mr. Todd and a collaboration of independent business owners and like-minded community members desired to address - and solve – recurring social problems including homelessness, unemployability and academic disengagement.
  • Lindsey L
    Another kids speaker who will speak on the "isms" of visual art and living re-creations!
  • Breyden T
    Age 10 will talk to us about his dream to build a better robot!
  • Ethan D
    Age 11 was motivated enough to teach himself programming and created his own app.
  • Clair Byrd
    Community Catylist for Delivering Happiness, she hopes to teach youth how to create a support structure through their community that allows them to "think different" and unlock their creativity.

Venue and Details

1406 S 3rd St
Las Vegas, NV, 89104
United States
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Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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Monera Mason
Las Vegas, NV, United States

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