October 11, 2014 LONDON UK
TEDxTeen talks have been viewed over 7.5 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 in TED.com

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TEDxTeen 2013

The Audacity of whY


Filmed by John Hudak - Edited by Greg Titian - Filmed at Avatar Studios
Pianist Betsey Giammattei

Human evolution, invention, medicine, technology and relationships would have stood still without disruptors posing that simple, powerful question 'why?'.

There is no-one more curious, no greater disruptor, than a teen on a mission. They prod, poke and dissect their worlds around them until they are confronted with answers - or mysteries - that capture their imaginations. Nothing else will do.

It could be said that Generation Y is more like Generation 'Why?' as they turn over established regimes, age-old thinking, and timeless truths, through social media, the power of crowds and an unswerving belief that they have the right to know 'why?'

Meet the trail-blazers leading a global 'whY' revolution and be prepared to have your perceptions turned upside down.

 

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TEDxTeen 2012

The Wisdom of Not Knowing


Filmed by Kevin Slack - Edited by Greg Titian

In an age of global warming, debt crises, and cyber wars, it might seem that what we don’t know is threatening. Every day, we realize how much we don’t know, from big (95% of the universe is dark energy or dark matter) to small—all those twists and turns we’ve experienced on our own life pathways.

Yet it’s in those dark spots, those roads not taken yet, where we make our discoveries—staring through a telescope or a camera, holding protest signs or a pen to paper. How do we know what’s going to happen?

When we don’t let our “others have failed—I’m too young—the problem’s too big” sort of knowledge become a roadblock to dreams, we can change the world. Call it the magical properties of not knowing…the unstoppable power of ideas.

So, is not knowing such a bad thing? Sometimes, it may be the wisest thing of all.

Adora Svitak, 13-year-old Author, Teacher, Speaker, Activist, TEDxRedmond Curator

 

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TEDxTeen 2011

The Age of How...


Age Old Problems. New Age Thinking. Age-nts of Change!


Artist: Curtis Kulig

Can one idea, one experience, one conversation, one passion, one moment in your life revolutionize how you create change?

We live in an age where technology makes us all virtual neighbors, accessible at the click of a button. We work together across borders, oceans and boundaries of all kinds.

Our coordinates don't matter. Our world is one community facing the same issues.

There are no limitations to what we can do and how far our reach. We are pioneering new solutions for old problems.

You might say we are the leaders of tomorrow, but we are also the leaders of today.

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TEDxTeen 2010

So what? Says who? Who cares?

2010: We are a world of almost 7 billion people - over 2 billion are under the age of 20. We are growing at a rate of approximately 222,000 people per day. We are 6,900 living languages in 195 countries. Together we face global problems that seem overwhelming.

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