x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Spark!

This event occurred on
November 16, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Tampa, FL
United States

TEDxYouth@TampaBay 2013 marked our 4th annual event, and it was one big Spark of Inspiration, start to finish!

John F. Germany Public Library Auditorium
900 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL, 33602
United States
Event type:
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Evie Sobczak

Innovation Exploration Award and best in category winner- in Energy and Transportation - at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Her project: Algae to Oil via Photoautotrophic Cultivation and Osmotic Sonication. has gained the attention of the Dept. of Energy, USCENTCOM, biofuel startups, and private citizens who are interested in green tech.

James Geiger

Complications at birth left him with Cerebral Palsy, but not disabled in any meaningful sense of the world. A recent graduate of the University of South Florida, Geiger holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology , a Bachelor’s Degree in theatre, with a minor in leadership studies. He is also a multidimensional artist.

Avalon Theisen

Avalon founded Conserve It Forward, Inc. in 2010 at age 9 because of her interest and concern for the environment and living things. Since then, she’s been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 International Young Eco Hero Award, 2012 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes,Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award, 2012 Temple Grandin Award and many others.

Carrie Boucher

Boucher founded NOMADStudio (Neighborhood-Oriented Mobile Art & Design Studio) in the belief that art is for all. She’s currently converting a retired Arlington Transit bus into a mobile art studio that visit parks, schools, art centers, senior centers, neighborhoods and city centers to provide public and private art lessons to residents.

Derek Tupper

A young entrepreneur who is passionate about continually bringing innovative products to market that improve people’s lives, and that are fun to use, Tupper's company, Choiys, seeks to “reinvent the way parents are involved in their child’s entertainment experience. Internet, television, and video games consume so much of a child’s free time, it isn’t fair how much parents are left out of the loop.

Neva “Chipmunk” Warren

Neva Warren is hiking her way into the record books in pursuit of becoming the youngest solo thru hiker ever on the Appalachian Trail. To date, she has hiked over 1700 miles on the Appalachian Trail, and hopes to complete the last 500 miles by October 15th. At TEDxYouth@TampaBay 2013, Neva will be sharing her message that teens should focus more on what their bodies can do rather than what they look like.

Promenade Action

Evan and Adie Julian are sibling musical artists from New Port Richey, FL who perform under the name, Promenade Action. Their musical Spark of Inspiration is a mix of Indie, Folk, Americana, and Pop. Evan and Adie have been writing music and performing together as Promenade Action for about 2 years. They were semi-finalists for the Acoustic Rising Star Competition in Ocala this year,

Organizing team


Odessa, FL, United States
  • Deb Kelley
    Creative Design
  • Matthew Temmer
    Youth Advisor & Emcee
  • Bryan Temmer
    Presenter Coach
  • Christopher Willingham
    Technical Advisor