x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Dream Big

This event occurred on
November 17, 2012
1:00pm - 5:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Las Vegas, NV
United States

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!

1406 S 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89104
United States
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

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.

Organizing team


Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • Monera Mason