“You’re going to fail. You have to adapt to failure. Be creative.”Brent Comstock, TEDxYouth@Hewitt

A quote from TEDxYouth@Hewitt, one of the 100 events that happened on Saturday and Sunday as part of TEDxYouthDay — our tribute to youth-driven ideas and innovation. 
Samantha Weintraub, one of our official TEDxYouthDay reporters, attended TEDxYouth@Hewitt and sent us this amazing quote, saying, "To spark an idea you have to dream big."
For more on the ideas shared at TEDxYouthDay, read our recap here.

“You’re going to fail. You have to adapt to failure. Be creative.”
Brent Comstock, TEDxYouth@Hewitt

A quote from TEDxYouth@Hewitt, one of the 100 events that happened on Saturday and Sunday as part of TEDxYouthDay — our tribute to youth-driven ideas and innovation.

Samantha Weintraub, one of our official TEDxYouthDay reporters, attended TEDxYouth@Hewitt and sent us this amazing quote, saying, "To spark an idea you have to dream big."

For more on the ideas shared at TEDxYouthDay, read our recap here.

Our TEDxYouthDay reporters share the change they want to spark in the world

This weekend, nearly 100 TEDx events around the world will participate in TEDxYouthDay, our tribute to youth-driven ideas and inspiration. Many of these events will be streamed online….for FREE! Watch along with us and follow the hashtag #TEDxYouth on Twitter and Instagram. 

To get ready for TEDxYouthDay, we asked our youth reporters to share the change they wish the spark in the world. Their answers totally blew us away. Below, a few of our reporters’ big ideas for a better world:

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My dream is for girls all over the world to be valued in their communities, educated, and given the opportunity to be leaders who have the power to shape their world.
Katy Ma, 17, United States

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"My big dream is to see more people think outside the box."
Farokh Shahabi Nezhad, 22, Iran

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"My big dream is for the youth of Africa to realise their potential — to see that no one is in a better place to solve the challenges which plague the continent."
Tumelo Motaung, 25, South Africa

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"My dream is that one day every child will have access to food, shelter and education."
Bassant Okab, 17, Qatar

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"My big dream for the world is better cultural understanding and tolerance."
Tea Salazar, 15, United States

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"I want people to have a deeper awareness of respect, understanding, and appreciation for those who have experienced the world in different ways than their own."
Francesca Manto, 19, United States

"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”

From Adora Svitak’s talkWhat adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.

This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.