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Get inspired, share big ideas at TedxYouth@MileHigh

Get inspired, share big ideas at TedxYouth@MileHigh

Before we jump to the what, who, how and where of “TedxYouth@Mile High 2014″, let’s start with the basics. First introduced in 1984, TED Talks are relatively short videos (around 18 minutes) from some of the most engaging speakers around the world. Some famous TED speakers include Bono, J. J. Abrams, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, and Stephen Hawking. These videos cover an endless range of topics, initially about Technology, Entertainment, and Design (hence, “TED”), but have expanded to include entrepreneurship, sustainability, health and education and other timely and relevant topics.

Independently organized, TEDxMileHigh exists to spread big ideas and elevate inspired citizenship in Colorado.” And here’s where you students come in: TEDxMileHigh’s third youth event (called TEDxYouth@MileHigh) is scheduled for April 16, 2014, from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The event is open to Colorado students grades 6-12, teachers and chaperones. According to the organizers, “In a single event, students will be exposed to a dozen big ideas from the state’s most brilliant thinkers and accomplished doers.  The program challenges audience members to think critically about their lives, communities and own leadership and is designed to inspire attendees to be more creative and innovative in their own lives.” Sounds pretty cool, huh? Registration closes February 28, 2014, but you might want to hurry on up because the event is limited to 2,000 people and “sold out” last year (even free events sell out, just so you know).

Have you ever dreamed of doing a TED Talk? Come on, be honest, you know who you are…. Well, it’s time to share that big idea or that nut of wisdom or that ah-hah moment. Many of the speakers will be youth from around the state showcasing their ideas in classic TED format. Your school can nominate one or more students to be considered for these presenting slots. Actually anyone, even YOU, can nominate you to present your Big Idea. If you would like to nominate a speaker. you can find the instructions here.  Nominations are due February 28, 2014. 

For more information about TedxYouth@MileHigh, click here.


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