If the voices of young people alive today were heard in parliaments, councils, courtrooms and corridors of power, what would we do differently? If future generations not yet born could speak to us now, what would they say about the world we hand down to them?
These are questions that will be explored at TEDxYouth@Thames - an afternoon of innovative ideas and perspectives as part of a series of simultaneous events across the globe marking Universal Childrenʼs Day 2011.
TEDxYouth@Thames will be held at the Zoological Society of London in Regent’s Park on the afternoon 20 November 2011. Speakers from very different backgrounds will deliver short, sharp presentations lasting just 18 minutes each, with the aim of introducing a different way of viewing the world.
What unites our speakers is that they all have innovative ideas and creative solutions to the challenges intergenerational justice poses for topics such as climate change and sustainability, democracy, law, and economics.
The event is structured to allow participants to interact as much as possible, and there will be time for participants to network with each other and the speakers. Coffee, tea, cake, drinks, and nibbles will be served throughout the day.
TEDxYouth@Thames is organized by:
UKYCC, UNICEF, Client Earth, The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, Intergenerational Foundation, and Zoological Society of London.
Tickets are available here: http://tedxthames.eventbrite.com/
Please note: children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to the event. View our Child Protection Policy here: http://bit.ly/tnqzKB