I actually got to attend TEDxAustin … and it was really … one of the most incredible, profound days in my life. Just the energy in the room there was phenomenal. You can watch these TED Talks online and there’s these incredible ideas, but until you’ve been to a TEDx event, you don’t really understand what it’s like to watch it with a whole group — and the energy and the community. Next to you there are people who have almost as good ideas as the people that are speaking sometimes … all around you — that you are talking to.
— High school junior Louis LaFair, one of the organizers behind the upcoming TEDxYouth@Austin event, speaking with radio station KLBJ FM on his experiences attending TEDxAustin — pictured above.