Youth event

Youth events are one of our most creative TEDx event types, since they are organized by or catered toward young people. As you might guess, these events are all about imagination and having fun.

About this event type

Our youth events are a little different from other event types because there are actually multiple types of youth events that you can host:

TEDxYouth events

A TEDx youth event license follows the same format as the standard event license and falls within the same TEDx event rules, except this event is oriented towards youth. TEDxYouth licenses may be held by youth, adults, or a combination of both. For events held at schools, the license must be held by a current student, faculty, or staff member.

Applicants under the age of 18 must have an adult co-organizer listed on their application as a supervisor. For events held at schools, this could be a teacher.

Naming Your event

Youth events are named after their school or other community. The word "Youth" is included at the end of their names (e.g., TEDx[Your City] Youth, TEDx[School Name] Youth or TEDx[School Name]). Include a space between the last word of the location name and the word “Youth.”


Our audience are the people who your TEDxYouth event is oriented toward, who are youth! In short, the young people in your local community will be your main audience.


Like standard TEDx events, youth events can have up to 100 guests. Only individuals who have attended an official TED conference can organize an event with more than 100 attendees.


Generally, your theme should be centered around topics that will interest kids and youth. But like all TEDx event themes, it should also be multidisciplinary and broad, and feature a diversity of speakers from across several disciplines.


Youth events can be as brief as a couple of hours, and up to one day in length.


You may charge up to $100 USD per ticket to attendees.

Example events


TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013 was organized by 45 high school students with the help of a dedicated group adult mentors.


TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool is organized by a passionate team of students and teachers from Brookhouse School in Nairobi, Kenya.