Are you an inspiring and passionate young individual based in Brisbane? The you’ll be pleased to know that TEDx Youth Brisbane is back again for 2011 and just around the corner!
Damon, this sounds great but what is TED?
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Starting as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jamie Oliver, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The TED brand has gone global over the past few years and is a constant source of inspiration for change makers around the world. I’ve spent many an hour devouring TED videos online and discussing my favourite talks over a few cold beverages with friends.
TED has also started a sort of movement of what people who dub themselves ‘tedsters’. These idea hungry elite have generated quite the buzz around town.
So when is TEDx Youth Day?
TEDxYouth@Brissie, where x=independently organised TED event, will take place on Sunday the 20th of November at the The Edge which is apart of the State Library of Queensland and will combine some of our favourite TEDTalks videos from conferences around the world and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection among Brisbane’s youth aged 16-25.
What are you waiting for?
Look forward to seeing you there!