Youth TEDx

Get Ready for TEDxYouthDay 2011!

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TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events designed to empower and inspire youth and kids across the globe! TEDxYouthDay will take place all over the world from Saturday, November 19th through Monday, November 21, 2011 — all around Universal Children’s Day.

For 3 days, TEDx organizers across the globe will host events for (and by) young people. Each event will vary widely in size, format and theme, but they share a common vision: inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas, and empowering young leaders.


Chosen by the TEDx community, the unifying theme for TEDxYouthDay 2011 is: Play, Learn, Build & Share. More than 85 TEDxYouthDay events are happening this year, each with their own unique focus. You can help extend the reach of this global movement by organizing an event or hosting a viewing party! Learn more here:

Explore our video collection of TEDxYouth events around the world and visit to see a complete list of TEDxYouthDay events. Follow  TEDxYouthDay on Twitter to stay updated or “like” the TEDxYouthDay Facebook page here:

Join Our TED Conversation

In preparation for TEDxYouthDay, we started a TED Conversation that asks:

What is the single most important question that the youth of this era need to ask themselves?

We RT’ed it on @TEDNewsand here are some of the great replies that came in:

  • @MrOliThomas: what can I do?…
  • @BGrufferman: How can I help get the Equal Rights Amendment passed once and for all?
  • @Mikeriddell62: Why didn’t I act?
  • @Jonwizard: Why am I apathetic about my government, how does that affect both society and me, and what can I do to change and participate?
  • @Bloggertom: Deal or No Deal?
  • @Teewhyare: How much can we grow?

What do you think today’s youth should ask themselves? Reply to our TED Conversation, or leave a comment below.