Yesterday I was lucky enough to be in the audience at TEDxSydney (highlights were Michael Kirby, Nigel Marsh, Rachel Botsman, Seb Chan, Mr. Percival and PogoMix). Toward the end of the day, TED’s global licencing director Lara Stein spoke about the many TED events occurring around the world, including TEDxYouthDay, which caught my attention.
TEDxYouthDay is a series of events around the world on Youth Day (Nov 20) to inspire and empower young people. No doubt the most popular format will be ‘viewing parties’, where schools and other groups screen such gems as Bill Stone, Arthur Benjamin and Theo Jansen.
What intrigues me most though, is the idea of getting young people involved in creating a day where they share and explore their own ideas. Now that would be fun!