About TEDX

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)


Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks,
or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.



The mission of our Youth edition of TEDxSeattle is to create events and gatherings that are self-sustaining and enrich our audience, our speakers, our volunteers and our partners.

In the spirit of TED’s Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDxYouth@Seattle is a unique gathering for the Greater Seattle community. The all-volunteer staff seeks to create events that are educational, inspiring, and motivational. Our first TEDxYouth event October 27 is a unique day long event of curated and coached talks, demonstrations, and performances showcasing inspirational work from all areas of our community.  

The goal over the course of the day is to provide a catalyst to empower those attending to envision and explore a new reality for themselves, their community, and possibly the world.


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks,
or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


TEDxYouth@Seattle is made possible by our partners

TEDxYouth@Seattle provides sponsors the opportunity to do something different. Learn more about partnering with us.


Interplay Experience Design

Interplay builds attractive, participatory experiences to fit their clients learning and change objectives. Their unique solutions engage both mind and body to lower social boundaries, spark the impulse of creativity, and use this untapped power as a positive motivation to investigate, participate and learn.

SAAS Seattle Academy

Seattle Academy (also referred to as SAAS) is a vibrant, innovative and energetic independent school serving 6th through 12th grade students in an urban Capitol Hill campus setting in Seattle, WA.