Today, Nov. 19, 1-5pm Eastern: TEDYouth’s speaker lineup includes a MythBuster, an oceanographer turned viral video star, the “Science Babe,” and a roboticist who studies flying geckos — plus poets, musicmakers, geeks and writers — all giving short TED-style talks for young people.
The theme for TEDYouth is “Play, Learn, Build and Share.” Watch and be inspired and challenged by these passionate speakers, who’ll inspire creativity, share mind-shifting stories, and engage the in-person and virtual audience in ways that every student deserves.
Adam Savage is a maker of things, building everything from spaceships to buddhas, from puppets to rifles, from sculptures to toys. He’s best known for his role as co-host of the TV show MythBusters on the Discovery Channel. (Watch his talk on TED.com)
Brad Meltzer is a best-selling author whose writing focuses on political thrillers. Most recently, he is the co-host of the History Channel’s Decoded.
Lemon Andersen is a Tony-winning performer and spoken-word artist who is also the subject of a newly released documentary film about his life called Lemon.
Leah Buechley is an MIT designer who mixes high and low tech to create smart and playful results.
Kevin Allocca tracks trends for YouTube.
Juan D. Martinez is a National Geographic Explorer who dedicates his energy to grassroots campaigns from health care and housing discrimination, to creating garden space where he grew up in South Central L.A.
Greg Gage has combined invertebrate preparations with off-the-shelf electronics, to create a kit that could provide insight into the inner workings of the body, specifically the brain. He is a TED2012 Fellow.
Arianne Cohen is the author of The Tall Book, where she shares the pros and cons of living life as a 6’3″ woman.
Steve Stoute is one of the most influential voices in pop culture. His work examines how hip-hop has transformed a new generation, conquered the global marketplace, and rewritten the rules of the new economy.
Jason Munshi-South is a researcher at Baruch College who studies the behavioral, ecological and evolutionary impacts of humans on the inhabitants of New York City parks.
Daniela Schiller is an assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying emotional control.
Garth Sundem is a mathematician who uses mathematics to answer everyday questions, such as whether to goof or study.
Ish Islam, Justin Long-Moton and Carvens Lissaint come from New York City’s Urban Word program, and are three of its finest young poets.
Videos from the TEDYouth program will become part of the amazing TED-Ed video archive, to be premiered in 2012.