TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet will take place at the William H. Lincoln School in Boston, on a plot of land occupied by schools since the 1890s. Photo: TEDxBeaconStreet
On November 17, TEDxBeaconStreet in Boston, Massachusetts will host its first TEDxYouth event — TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet — in conjunction with almost 100 other TEDxYouthDay events worldwide.
“Our event embraces the theme of “ideas in action”—which, for us, means connecting people with ideas encountered during TEDx and putting those ideas into play,” says organizer John Werner.
This translates to something TEDxBeaconStreet and TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet likes to call TEDx Adventures: speaker-and-team-curated pre and post event excursions that allow TEDx’ers to engage with ideas beyond the TEDx stage.
“For example, we will have an Adventure event examining the history of the bicycle that will include a ride through historic Boston,” says John. “During another excursion, we will visit Artists for Humanity, led by social entrepreneur Susan Rodgerson, who is enabling teen artists to design and create works of art for exhibition and commissioned displays, to supplement talks on design and art.”
“Many of these adventures are led by our speakers—so that youth can spend time with and connect with the speakers and their ideas,” says John.
John believes that “the TEDx community presents an amazing way to engage kids in learning that is fun.” This is exemplified by their talk line-up, says John, which includes “speakers presenting on topics from operating space missions at the International Space Station to deep sea diving and the future of deep sea habitats; from lessons by a master of the physics of bowling & boomerangs, to insight from the inventor of Scratch and Lego Mindstorm.”
With all this adventure, TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet is sure to have a high-spirited, not-to-be-missed event.
On the 17th, be sure to watch the event streaming online, along with other events around the world. Visit http://tedxyouthday.ted.com for more information.