Youth TED Conferences

Announcing TEDYouth, November 19 in New York City

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In honor of Universal Children’s Day, we are excited to announce TEDYouth — November 19, 2011, at the Times Center in New York City. TEDYouth will coincide with more than 85 self-organized TEDxYouthDay events happening worldwide on November 19-21, 2011.

The theme for our TEDYouth program is “Play, Learn, Build and Share.” Be inspired and challenged by 20 passionate TEDYouth speakers who’ll inspire creativity, share mind-shifting stories, and engage their physical and virtual audience in ways that every student deserves.

We are opening attendance to 300 students from 6-12th grades within the New York area. Students outside the city are welcome to apply, but you might also look to see if there is a TEDxYouthDay event in your area — they’re happening around the world November 19-21. And many of these events will be livestreamed — including our own!

Interested in applying to attend TEDYouth? Here’s how:

— Fill out the application ( as best as you can
— Turn in your application by October 17

On November 1, 2011, we will notify all applicants on the status of their applications. If you are a student who needs assistance with your application or have any questions about your application, please contact Nick Weinberg at (212) 346-9333 or

Looking forward to your applications!