Monthly Archives: September 2015

This Year’s Theme: Made in the Future

We are excited to begin the planning process for our fourth annual TEDxYouth event, held February 21, 2016.  This year we will follow TED’s lead and encourage speakers to consider the following direction for the event.

At TEDYouth — and at more than 100 TEDxYouth events tuning in live online around the globe — young people will gather to explore the event’s theme, Made in the Future. This theme will provide youth with new perspectives on their own future job possibilities beyond traditional careers, some of which may not yet exist. TEDYouth 2015 is an opportunity for youth to think about the world in 2035, and to engage with experts who consider the corners of our intangible imagination to be the foundation for our potential future reality. Speakers will touch on an array of questions about our future, including:

  • How will artificial intelligence both limit and expand our options?
  • What will matter in the future?
  • As resources diminish, what new materials will we harness or create?
  • Which types of careers will emerge or cease to exist?

Together, we will seek to answer these questions from a number of different perspectives — scientific, cultural, technological, educational, artistic, entrepreneurial, environmental and more.

Stay tuned for more information about our event!