Youth TED Conferences

A teenage chef, a planetary geologist and a wordnik walk into TEDYouth: A look at the speaker lineup

TEDYouth is a free event just for middle and high school students. This year, it takes place on Saturday, November 15, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, where more than a dozen speakers will explore “Worlds Imagined,” sharing big ideas and inspiring insights on topics that range from science to design, food to technology, entertainment to education.

Check out the full TEDYouth 2014 speaker lineup »

Below, just a few of the speakers you’ll get to see.

Chef Flynn McGarry, just 15-years-old, supervises plating at EUREKA, his monthly supper club that now has a cult following.

Chef Flynn McGarry (center) is 15 years old. He supervises plating at EUREKA, a monthly supper club that now has a cult following. Photo: DiningWithFlynn.com

Ecologist Eric Sanderson carefully re-envisioned what New York looked like in 1609, when it was called Mannahatta, "Island of many hills," by Native Americans. Now, he has launched the Welikia Project, to do the same for New York City’s other four boroughs.

Ecologist Eric Sanderson carefully re-envisioned what New York looked like in 1609, when it was known as Mannahatta, “Island of many hills.” Now, he has launched the Welikia Project, to do the same for New York City’s other four boroughs. Photo: Courtesy of Eric Sanderson

At Wordnik, lexicographer Erin McKean expands the dictionary, creating a robust collection of words as they are used, capturing what they mean to different people.

At Wordnik, lexicographer Erin McKean improves on the dictionary, creating a robust collection of words and what they mean to different people. Photo: Kris Krüg/Flickr

Planetary geologist Bethany Ehlmann is one of the scientists who gives NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover its marching orders, analyzing the rocks its collects for clues to the planet’s history.

Planetary geologist Bethany Ehlmann is one of the scientists who gives NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover its marching orders. She helps analyze the rocks it collects for clues to the planet’s history. Photo: Caltech/NASA

Want to watch for yourself? The live webcast — in English, Spanish and Arabic — will be available for free playback until 5pm Eastern on Tuesday, November 18.