"Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes things alive and significant."


      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~



Accepting Applications for 2015
 TEDxYouth Fort Worth Training

Open to:

Students Grades 6 to 11


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2014 Presenters
Arrington, Elizabeth
Aviles, Diego
Barber, Sam
Denson, Cassandra
Flannery, Will
Henry, Taylor
Herrera, Mae
Miller, Mikeala
Roemer, Alexander
Sahu, Shruti
Sanders, Brandon
Stupfel, James

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2014 TEDxYouth Theme was

WORTH Sharing

WORTH Participating

WORTH Mentoring

WORTH Sponsoring

WORTH Volunteering

MAIN EVENT DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2015

PRESENTERS: Youth ages 13 to 19 (pre College)
from Fort Worth and surrounding communities


What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@FortWorth, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth@FortWorth event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

What is TEDxYouth@FortWorth?

TEDxYouth@FortWorth is the culmination of a year long journey to empower the Youth of Fort Worth, Texas. The main event will held on Saturday, November 21st, 2015, and is part of a global series of events held in honor of Universal Children’s Day (November 20), TEDxYouth@FortWorth invites young people from grades 7-12 to gather for a day of inspiring talks and conversation. Prior to the main event many youth will have the opportunity to attend a specialized TEDx Talk Training Session. Even the most amazing idea gets lost when not conveyed effectively. The TEDx@FortWorth Team wants every youth to have the tools to express themselves in the best possible light. TEDx Talk Training’s sole purpose is to make each Trainee discover the best of themselves. Unlike any other program each student is given months of one-on-one mentoring with experienced adult coaches as well as work as a team to diligently help them “find their voice.

Organized for teens under the leadership of TEDxYouth@FortWorth Advisory, this year’s conference has the theme of “YOUTH ideas (Fort) WORTH Sharing” and features speakers in their teens, who will share their stories of personal epiphany and of breaking through barriers. An anchor event for TEDxYouth@FortWorth, the conference will stream live to encourage the widest possible audience. Speakers will have the opportunity to network with one another during intervals that will encourage idea sharing through conversation, blogging, tweeting, and play.

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Nearly 30 years after its founding, TED has become a powerful brand. Qualified curators now host independent TED events around the world, called TEDx. Hundreds of free TED Talks are available at TED.com for anyone to experience, with new uploads weekly and the TED Open Translation Project converts the presentations into more than 80 languages. Thus, TED has created a global classroom where ideas take fire and hopscotch borders, spawning conversations, collaborations and innovation.

For more information

Please e-mail info@tedxyouthfortworth.com


July 13, 2015                 Solicitation of New Mentors
August 6, 2015               TEDxYouth Mentor Training - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Aperture Retirement Designs map
August 13, 2015             TEDxYouth Mentor Training - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Aperture Retirement Designs map

August 21, 2015             TEDx Training 2015 Application Deadline
August 22, 2015             TEDx Training 2015 Selectees ANNOUNCED
Sep 2 - Oct 24, 2015      TEDx Training  2015 - Wednesdays 7:00 pm  to 8:30 pm Trinity Valley School map

October 24, 2015           TEDx Training Graduation Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00pm Trinity Valley School map

October 24, 2015           TEDx Youth Fort Work Presenters announced

November 21, 2015        MAIN EVENT: TEDxYouth@FortWorth  All day -  Botanic Garden lecture hall

Do you have a paradigm-shifting concept? An innovative fusion of ideas, disciplines or methodologies that will turn the world on its axis? And can you deliver it in a compelling presentation in 12 minutes or less? If so, apply your communication and leadership skills to present ideas worth spreading. People are interesTED!


“TED has created a global classroom where ideas take fire and hopscotch borders, spawning conversations, collaborations and innovation.”