Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
We’re having a lot of fun shaping our fourth TEDxYouth@Austin experience ...for you! Uniquely designed to engage, excite and connect Austin’s most curious high school and middle school students, we invite you to dive into important and inspirational topics with highly successful doers + thinkers; to be entertained by passionate performers; and to directly experience a wide range of one-of-kind opportunities in our truly interactive xLabs with students from all over the city.
Each year a theme guides our work, and look forward to exploring all the meanings of Full Circle — connecting big ideas across time, geography, generation and discipline — often in surprising ways. Apply now to join in!
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Our partners allow us to keep our event free and give our attendees the best experience possible. These are the outstanding Partners who made Full Circle possible, take a minute to see who they are.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is it?
TEDxYouth@Austin Full Circle will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2016, bringing together over 85 schools and 1000 youth from the Greater Austin Area.
Where is it?
Held in partnership with Eanes ISD, TEDxYouth@Austin will be held at the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center (4100 Westbank Dr, Austin, TX 78746).
Whats the purpose?
The goal is to enable our generation of young minds and hearts to arrive at a common place... to discuss, learn, and create around "ideas worth spreading".
What will I do there?
Well, there will be a lot to do at TEDxYouth@Austin Full Circle! This includes about ten speakers and performers, from world-class poets to business and technology leaders. At Full Circle, you will also have the opportunity to particpate in the unique X-Labs experience. This is our breakout session where attendees can interact and "play" with local businesses, artists, and trailblazers in a condusive and creative environment.
Ok, this sounds pretty cool. Can I go?
Yes! Just click the 'apply' button up in menu and start your application. Our application deadline is December 31st.
Apply? What's the acceptence rate?
At TEDxYouth@Austin Full Circle, we will invite as many people as our facilities can hold. This means, we will be doing the applications based on first come-first serve. So apply quickly! We only have 1100 spots available (and falling)!
Are there volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we love help from volunteers. Volunteering at the event is one of the best ways to get a look at the knobs and wheels behind TEDxYouth@Austin! We will be contacting applied attendees about volunteers later in the year, so apply now to