Women are complicated. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy, and women happen to be people. 

Tavi Gevinson is a writer, blogger, thinker, teenager, and one of the many remarkable young people sharing ideas at TEDx events around the world. Above, a quote from her TEDxTeen talk, “A teen just trying to figure it out.” 
This weekend, at TEDxYouthDay events around the world, hundreds of young people will gather to dream the future they will create on this planet. In places like Göteborg, Madrid, Suzhou, Calgary, and San Diego ideas will be shared, norms will be questioned, and solutions will arise. Click here to find an event near you to watch online or attend in person!

Women are complicated. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy, and women happen to be people.

Tavi Gevinson is a writer, blogger, thinker, teenager, and one of the many remarkable young people sharing ideas at TEDx events around the world. Above, a quote from her TEDxTeen talk, “A teen just trying to figure it out.”

This weekend, at TEDxYouthDay events around the world, hundreds of young people will gather to dream the future they will create on this planet. In places like Göteborg, Madrid, Suzhou, Calgary, and San Diego ideas will be shared, norms will be questioned, and solutions will arise. Click here to find an event near you to watch online or attend in person!

Sure, you can watch TEDYouth in your pajamas, but wouldn’t it be cooler to watch with friends?

We won’t judge you if you wear sweatpants.

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TEDYouth is an amazing one-day conference for young people where some of the world’s most fascinating scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers (and more!) share short lessons on what they do best. It’s the school seminar / life advice session / super-smart party we always wished we would have had as kids, and it’s this Saturday!

Only at TEDYouth would NASA Mohawk guy, an International Grandmaster of Chess, Jay-Z’s producer, and the creator of Google Glass hang out trading stories and answering questions — which is just what happened last year.

This year, TEDYouth is livestreaming free! In English, Arabic, and Spanish! Speakers include an elephant expert, the head of research at Pixar, a professional storm chaser, a 16-year-old DJ, and our favorite guerrilla gardener Ron Finley.

TEDYouth 2013 is gonna be great. And we hope you’ll watch it live with us. Because watching a TED Conference live is pretty amazing.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Register to host an official TEDxYouthDay viewing party event, and join lots of other TEDxYouth events around the globe.

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2. Put on your PJs, heat up some pizza pockets, and get ready to have your mind blown by new ideas. TEDYouth will be webcast on November 16, 2013, from 11am to 6pm CDT (noon to 7pm EST).

Above, some of our 2013 TEDxYouthDay Reporters show how they spark change in their communities. 

Here at TEDx, we’re super excited for next week’s TEDxYouthDay!

Nearly 100 events will take place all over the world on November 16-17,and many of them are being organized by youth, for youth. How awesome is that?

Leading up to TEDxYouthDay, we have a challenge for you. For our photo campaign, we’re asking you to complete the sentence, "I will spark change by…"

If you take a picture of yourself holding the TEDxYouthDay sign and telling the world what you’re doing to spark change, you could wind up on the official TEDxYouthDay site, or on this blog!

What you do: Download the sign here, print it out, write your answer, and take a picture of yourself holding your sign.

Then what? Upload your picture to Flickr, Instagram, or Tumblr, and tag it with #TEDxYouth. If it’s especially awesome, we’ll add it to our posts.

So tell us: How will you spark change?

Want to feel really great about the next generation? Meet our TEDxYouthDay reporters.

TEDxYouthDay is a weekend of worldwide TEDx events to inspire and empower youth. It’s just around the corner — November 16-17, 2013 — and this year, we’re asking, how will you spark change?

Our youth reporters are volunteers from all over the globe who will tell the story of TEDxYouthDay in countries as diverse as India, America, Egypt, Japan, and beyond.

Why do they do it? Well, in the wise words of Erika Inoue, a reporter for TEDxYouth@Tokyo: "By continuing to be involved with the world, I believe any teenager can take part in societal improvement." Right on!

We’re still looking for more great volunteer reporters! If you are (or know a) young person who is great with social media and wants to watch or attend a TEDxYouthDay event, submit an application to be a reporter here: http://on.ted.com/reporters

(Above, six of our 2013 reporters: Top row: Katy Ma, Emma Bentley,
Afshin Rohan; Bottom row: Asem Yasser, Erika Inoue, Vajresh Balaji)