TEDxYouth@SanDiego launched in November, 2011 as a unique “by youth,for youth” event created in the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading. Today, a team of 45 high school students – guided by area educators and business mentors – imagine, design, and produce an immersive day of ideas, interaction and inspiration for 400 San Diego County high school students and thousands of teens from around the world (via a worldwide livestream). TEDxYouth@SanDiego is a ground-breaking event for San Diego youth. Over two dozen of the world’s big thinkers, dreamers and doers take the TEDxYouth stage to share the power of ideas – and to inspire the possibility of bringing them to life. Outside of the theater, participants get hands-on with more than a dozen interactive experience salons and enjoy youth musicians, dancers and artists throughout the venue.
TEDxYouth@SanDiego’s 2011 event was themed “The World In Our Grasp” as a way to shatter the pernicious misconception that being young is a barrier to great achievement. The 2012 event theme was inspired by futurist and inventor Buckminster Fuller when he said “We are called to be architects of the future.” Themed “Architects of the Future,” 2012 illuminated the concept that future is ours to build – and there’s no need to wait to get started! 2013 will take that idea even further as we explore the limitless possibilities for young people to make a positive difference.
TEDxYouth@SanDiego pushes the boundaries at every level, striving to create an experience that provides provocation, education and inspiration.