Creative Tampa Bay is a proud partner of TEDxYouth@TampaBay. The event, scheduled for Universal Children’s Day on November 20 in New Port Richey, is an independently organized event licensed by TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Begun in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment, Design, and granting an annual TED Prize of $100, 000 to an individual with a powerful idea for change, the program’s scope has grown to encompass regional, separate and independently organized TEDx events like TEDxYouth@TampaBay.
November 20, 2010
New Port Richey Library
5939 Main Street, in historic downtown New Port Richey
The theme for TEDxYouth@TampaBay 2010 is Be the Change! The event will explore and celebrate all the ways youth are and can be empowered to Be the Change we want to see in the world. TEDxYouth@TampaBay, the first and only TEDxYouth event in Florida and one of only a handful in the U.S., will feature speakers and presenters ages 25 and younger, as well as those who work with youth, providing an engaging forum for ideas, insights, thoughts and talents. TEDxYouth@TampaBay also invites short 1 to 3 minute youth video submissions for the event, which will be screened the day of the event.
The presenters line up so far includes:
- Bob Barancik , founder and director of CreativeLedge Studio, and the CreativeShare conference, whose “Art not Hate” program has appeared at the Holocaust Museum and other venues.
- Dan Cannon, the Florida Organizer for Southern Energy Network – Dan is responsible for building and supporting the youth climate movement in Florida while working with the greater Southern Energy Network and Energy Action Coalition to build leadership across the south and nation.
- Eric Stewart, a biology student at St. Petersburg College , who started Code Green Community in 2008 to facilitate a community of individuals in the Tampa bay area working collaboratively to transition away from fossil fuel use.
- Steve Turner, owner and founder of Giving Tree Music Inc. , whose passion for drumming is matched only by his love for sharing the gift of rhythm with others, especially children. Steve’s philosophy is to use rhythm as a vehicle to build community through “Human Empowerment.”
- Andrea Willingham, a junior at Eckerd College, majoring in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, who’s four month long journey abroad to the UK at the age of 19 gave her fresh perspectives on life and living.
- Brandon Wood, a ten year old determined to make a difference with his Make a Chimp Smile charity, dedicated to raising awareness for the Great Ape Protection Act H.R. 1326.
- Marc Romera, a senior at Sunlake High School, whose senior project became the Live Your Life project, dedicated to giving new hope to youth who feel there is none.
Attendance, while free, is limited and interested audience members and presenters are asked to complete a short online form at the TEDxYouth@TampaBay website. The event will also be live webcast and presentations publicly archived. Talks at our TEDxYouth can reach a vast audience on the web. Presentations will be made available online following the conference at the TEDxYouthTampaBay website, and possibly on TED.com, where some talks attract viewers in the hundreds of thousands. And TED will select some TEDxYouth talks to be released online, where most are viewed by at least 100,000 people, and some by several million. In aggregate, TED Talks have been viewed more than 300 million times worldwide.
Additional assistance is needed for videography, set design and printing services. If you would like to support this innovative, thought provoking event, please contact Terri Willingham.
For more information, visit TEDxYouth@TampaBay at http://tedxyouthtampabay.com
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started 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, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.