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This weekend! Top 6 things to know about TEDxYouthDay

Posted by: Tedstaff

Crossposted from the TEDx Tumblr:

An extraordinary online event for youth (and adults) — is happening around the world and on the web this weekend:

TEDxYouthDay — a collection of nearly 100 different TEDx events for young people around the world — kicks off tomorrow, November 19, and runs through Monday, November 21.

Live events will happen in 42 countries, with 47 different livestreams to watch in many languages.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. The TEDxYouthDay website will be hosting 47 livestreaming events starting from 8:30 AM GMT from Jordan, Germany, Tunisia, the United States and more.

2. Over 70 communities around the world will be watching TEDxYouthDay streams at a local viewing party.

3. Young people around the world will answer the question “What can you share with the world?” in a short video, or through Twitter using the #TEDxYouthShare hashtag.

4. As part of this weekend, TED is hosting our own event for youth: TEDYouth at the TimesCenter in NYC with the theme “Play, Learn, Build & Share.” On Saturday, more than 400 young people will convene for talks from Adam Savage, David Gallo, Lemon Anderson, Steve Stoute and more. Spaces are sold out, but you can watch the event live, with a Spanish-language stream available.

5. Over 70 young people around the world have been designated as TEDxYouthDay Reporters. They will report on their experiences via Twitter, Facebook and, later, on the TEDx blog.

6. Each event will show a special TEDxYouthDay video, created with crowd-sourced submissions of young people around the world. Through the Open Translation Project, subtitles for this video have been translated into five languages and counting.

Follow the #TEDxYouth hashtag on Twitter, and tune in to all the TEDxYouthDay livestreams, starting live Saturday, November 19, at 8:30am GMT, on the TEDxYouthDay website »