At TEDYouth, students get jobs to do — from ushering to interviewing speakers for the blog. Two teens even joined TEDYouth 2014 hosts Kelly Stoetzel and Rives on stage to introduce each speaker. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
What will life be like in the year 2035? Will the typical classroom still be full of desks, or some kind of virtual wonderland? What are the issues everyone will be talking about? What kind of work will today’s students be doing?
Adults have lots of ideas, but they don’t necessarily have all the answers. If you’re between the ages of 13 and 18, you’ll be the the ones making the future a reality.
At TEDYouth 2015, you’ll get a chance to think about the year 2035 as you explore the theme “Made in the Future.” A free, day-long event just for teens, TEDYouth 2015 is taking place at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, November 14, from 11am to 6pm.Applications are now open. The event will feature 25 speakers — some teens, and some adults — who’ll consider the future from all angles — the technological, the cultural, the scientific and more — in short, punchy talks. Over lunch and during breaks, you’ll participate in hands-on demos and workshops on what the future might hold. It’s a day sure to ignite your imagination and jumpstart your thinking on the possibilities ahead.