Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers throughout TEDYouth. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. But for now, some of their favorite quotes: “My dad was actually against me being a photographer. He was adamant that I not pursue photography. He thought it […]
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TEDYouth session two has just finished. You can read about each of the 12 speakers below, and also see summaries of the Session 1 speakers here. Olivier Guyon, Optical Physicist and Astronomer Olivier designs powerful telescopes that search for exoplanets — earth-like planets that exist outside of our solar system. The problem with search for […]
TEDYouth attendee (and 8th grader) August Trollbäck created this cool motion graphic for the opening of TEDYouth, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Music by Michael Montes — whose other work you might recognize.
Throughout TEDYouth, teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley have been interviewing speakers. Stay tuned to the TED Blog for their full Q&As. In the meantime, some highlights: “I have this sticker on one of my books that says, ‘Who’s gonna rock the spot?’ And it’s there for a reason. It’s like, okay, no matter […]
In session 1 of TEDYouth, Tom Chi shared three prototyping rules he learned while developing Google Glass — an augmented reality head-mounted display — with his team. Shortly after, we found Bobak Ferdowsi, Flight Director for the Mars Curiosity Rover mission, giving these glasses a test-drive. Ferdowsi will be speaking in session 2, explaining how exactly a […]
Session number 1 of TEDYouth just wrapped, and here is a recap of all 13 speakers. There’s still time to tune in for session 2, starting at 4pm EST! Head to the free livestream to watch >> Rick Smolan, photographer and data evangelist Rick Smolan’s larger-than-life photographs capture deeper meaning in everyday moments. (Watch his TED Talk.) Right now, he’s […]
Woo hoo! TEDYouth is here, starting at 1pm EST. For this incredible event, high school and young college students from around the New York area are gathering at the Times Center in Manhattan for two sessions of talks from speakers ranging from artists to string theorists. Jay-Z’s music producer, Young Guru, will talk about the future […]
TEDxYouthDay starts now! Today and tomorrow 100 TEDx events will participate in TEDxYouthDay, TEDx’s initiative to inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas, and empower leaders in the youth of today. Youth events will go on in 42 countries — including Egypt, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Brazil, Taiwan and the United State. You can also follow live updates on […]
At TED, we’re constantly impressed by the accomplishments of young innovators. With talks like Adora Svitak’s “What adults can learn from kids,” 12-year-old Amy O’Toole assisting Beau Lotto in “Science is for everyone: kids included,” and Thomas Suarez, who was developing apps before he could drive, we can’t help but be hopeful for the future. That […]
At TEDYouth, music producer Young Guru will talk about the future of hip hop, Curiosity rover flight director Bobak Ferdowsi will explain how the heck he got a two ton machine to Mars and science writer Carl Zimmer will present his favorite parasite. But at this event — taking place on November 17 at the […]
Just like school … not! TEDYouth is like a TED Conference for high school students, starring a lineup of speakers working at the top of their fields of culture, science, technology and art. You’ll hear about scientific discoveries and crazy art projects that will surprise you, make you laugh and blow your mind a little. […]
If you are over the age of 18, feel free to tune out now — this message is for curious minds who are currently in the 9th through 12th grades. Applications are now open for TEDYouth 2012, a day-long event held in New York City, where more than 20 scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists and […]