This year marks the fourth anniversary of TEDxYouthDay, a series of TEDx events designed to empower and inspire young people worldwide, coinciding with Universal Children’s Day in late November.
TEDxYouthDay events vary widely in size, format, and theme, but share a common mission: inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas, and empowering leaders among today’s youth. This year, TEDxYouthDay will take place on a weekend—from Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Nearly 100 TEDxYouthDay events will take place during the weekend, including events in Madrid, Montreal, Sydney, India, and Estonia. This year’s theme is “The Spark” and youth around the world will be talking about how they hope to spark change in their communities.
The unfolding story of TEDxYouthDay will be documented by designated Youth Day Event Reporters: volunteers from countries across the globe, committed to reporting on Youth Day stories, from behind-the-scenes action at events to impressions of the big day.
These stories will be spread across the web, with coverage on the TEDxYouthDay website, Facebook, Twitter, and on Tumblr— allowing youth in communities from all over to learn from one another.
Coinciding with these events will be TEDYouth—a day-long event for high school students filled with live speakers, hands-on activities and demonstrations will be held in New Orleans. TEDYouth will be broadcast live online for viewers worldwide.
With so many youth from different cultures coming together to celebrate their generation, the vision of the future they will create at TEDxYouthDay is sure to be novel and inspiring.
For more information on TEDxYouthDay, and to see a complete list of TEDxYouthDay events, visit the TEDxYouthDay website here.