October 11, 2014 LONDON UK

MARK. YOUR. CALENDARS.

TEDxTeen is a powerful global community. The past 5 years, you have come together from all over the world to help share our speakers ideas and to share your ideas. Want to know something awesome? 35% of our audience applicants over the years have come from overseas.

It's time we physically change timezones. At least for one day. On October 11th, 2014, the We Are Family Foundation is bringing TEDxTeen to the IndigO2 in London, UK!

Audience applications are now open. Viewing Party and Volunteer applications will be available shortly. Follow us on Twitter and FB and Instagram for updates.

 

TEDxTeen 2014 (Part 2!) LONDON, UK

Remarkable Disruptors

The world is changing faster than ever. Affecting every aspect of our lives. Business models and jobs that we couldn't have imagined ten years ago, are now the norm. Boundaries are blurring, everyone can play a role.

Much of the change is driven by technology. Disrupting conventions to allow us to live in new ways, try new things and make stuff more easily than ever before.

Young people understand this better than anyone, being the first generation to be younger than the internet. Many of these young people are driving the change, proving that if you're good enough you're old enough.

We challenge you to see the world through their lens. To see not just the future they are building, not just the new norms they are creating, but the now that they have already impacted.

Pay attention. Life is moving quicker than ever. With each blink our world shifts.

Make. It. Count.

 

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.

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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.

Please visit ted.com/tedx for more information.