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Theme: Social Innovation

This event occurred on
December 4, 2021
Austin, Texas
United States

This is a TEDx Youth event with the goal of inspiring young people to challenge social norms and impact the world around them in a positive way. Through speakers ranging from an Olympian to an educator specializing in neurobiology, we hope the audience leaves the event ready to spread their own idea worth sharing.

Distribution Hall
1500 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas, 78704
United States
Event type:
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Brian Schoenbaum

Founder - Vuka
Brian Schoenbaum is the founder of Vuka, a company dedicated to creating community hubs that foster connection and drive impact. He is also a board member at the Well Aware NGO, YMCA Austin, and the Entrepreneurs' Organization (13,000+ entrepreneurs around the world).

Garrett Weber-Gale

CEO + Olympic Athlete
Garrett Weber-Gale is a University of Texas graduate and two-time gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is the current Director of Sales & Operations at Camping World, and the former CEO of the Acton School of Business.

Jenna Williams

Jenna Williams is an AISD educator. She has been a Trust Based Relational Practitioner for 5 years and is an expert on neurosequential modeling, a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical problem solving.

Leo Ramirez Jr.

CEO + Co-Founder
Leo Ramirez Jr. is the CEO and Co-Founder of Encast Inc., a computer software company centered around enhancing cultural engagement. He has served as a mentor for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Initiative and was an Austin Under 40 Finalist three years in a row for his community service.

Preston Smiles

Motivational Speaker
Preston Smiles is a transformational leader, business coach, and author. He is the winner of the "Millennial Mentor of the Year" award and has led a multitude of workshops across the globe all in the name of spreading and amplifying LOVE.

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Austin, TX, United States