May 16, 2015 NYC

2015 Speakers Announced!

We’re thrilled to announce the speakers for our #SimplyIrresistible TEDxTeen conference in New York City! Meet the 13 game changers who are solving complex problems with simple ideas. Learn more about them HERE »

TEDxTeen talks have been viewed 10+ million times (and counting)                                                                             141 Countries tuned into our 2013 conference Livestream                                                                             3 TEDxTeen talks from our 2014 New York conference were selected as TED Editors Picks of the Week                                                                             TEDxTeen speaker Jacob Barnett holds the #5 most watched TEDx talk of all time                                                                             TEDxTeen is only 1 of 59 of over 10,000 TEDx events worldwide to have 2 or more talks featured on

TEDxTeen 2015 :: Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible

The best ideas are often the most simple.

Simple, yet complex.
Simple, yet sophisticated.
Simple, yet big, meaningful...inspirational.

They are simply irresistible ... to adopt, to join, to follow.

We challenge you to find simply irresistible solutions to the complex issues we face everyday.

One simple idea can change everything.


On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the We Are Family Foundation will present TEDxTeen in New York where the conversation will focus on teens and their power to simply change the world.


Simply Irresistible "The Next Big Thing"

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Are you between the ages of 13-25? Do you have an idea or invention that is simply irresistible? Could it be the next big thing?

In this complex and oversaturated world we live in, we’re looking for solutions that help us do things better and simpler.

Here’s YOUR chance to reach a global audience, shake up the world… and win $5,000 (2nd and 3rd place $2,500 each) to take your Simply Irresistible idea further!



VIDEO: Kelvin Doe at TEDxTeen by THNKR

May 1, 2013

THNKR is proud to present the next chapter in the riveting story of 15-Year-Old engineering prodigy Kelvin Doe. THNKR has exclusive access to Kelvin as he returns to the United States to deliver a riveting talk at TEDxTeen and grapples with the impact of newfound YouTube superstardom.

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin throughout his life-changing journey, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.


What is TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTeen, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTeen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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