The Scoop: TEDxYouth@7thStreet---Ideas Worth Spreading

Be inspired and motivated and be part of a youth movement in global education.

Join Aveson Charter School and the International Studies School Network, West Coast Schools for a TEDxYouth event focusing on global education on May 5, 2012.  This independently organized event is licensed by TED and attendees will observe inspirational student and adult speakers focusing on 21st-century skills and globalized learning as they share their ideas and experiences with the four global competencies:

Investigate the World--Communicate Ideas--Weigh Perspectives--Take Action

Be inspired and motivated and be part of a youth movement in global education. TEDxYouth@7thStreet honors the essential involvement of our youth in global education in collaboration with concerned adults making a difference.  Get involved and let your voice be heard. 

Following presentations, there will be opportunities to network and share ideas and inspiration.


In addition to the student presenters, be inspired by the following speakers who were selected and invited by the organizing students:

Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert Kennedy) – Humanitarian efforts and the legacy of her father

Paul Schrade – RFK’s vision of education

Brandon Wiley, Director of the ISSN Network, New York – Global Competencies and the ISSN

Christine Lenches-HenkelWasteless Living

Kristina Von HoffmanAlliance for Climate Education


For a complete schedule and list of presenters, please check the official event website:


 This event is free but ticket reservations are required and may be done at: http://tedxyouth7thstreet.eventbrite.com/


More info:

Date/Time:  Saturday, May 5, 2012; 12:00pm – 5:15pm

LocationRFK Community Schools Campus historic Cocoanut Grove Theatre at 701 South Catalina St., Los Angeles, CA 90010, parking garage located on 8th Street near Catalina Street.

TEDxYouth@7thStreet website: http://tedxyouth7thstreet.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tedxyouth7thstreet

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedxyouth7thstreet


About TEDx, x = independently organized event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.  These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.  The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.  Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.  At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.  Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.  TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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