|What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events happening all around the world on Universal Children's Day. These events are designed to empower and inspire young people.
What is TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool
Following a very successful inaugural TEDxBrookhouseSchool 2012 our team of students and teachers has this year collaborated to develop TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool which will be held on 16th November 2013. To celebrate the creativity, innovation and of these young people in Nairobi we have embraced the global TEDYouthDay theme 'The Spark', bringing together speakers and performers who will present empowering stories of how they have pursued their creative ideas and created positive impact in their communities.
The event will bring together a line-up of inspiring speakers, spectacular performers, and Nairobi's inquisitive young high school minds in the spirit of "ideas worth spreading".