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 May 4th 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.


Terms and Tasks
Communications Team
-Social Media management, content creation.

-Branding
-Copywriting – News writing

Marketing Team
-Promote visibility of TEDxYouth@Seattle brand, website and event.
-Work with communications team to bring visibility to TEDxYouth@Seattle content.
-Work closely with partnerships team and our sponsors.

Merch designer and manager
-Designs and manages products for sale during event including TEDxYouth@Seattle T-shirts, water bottles, etc.
-Works with marketing team and our sponsors to create products.

Speaker Team
-Design a process and choose speakers for the April 2019 event.
-Help to train speakers in public speaking, creating PowerPoint slides, and presentation skills.
-Work on one-on-one with speakers to be their point of contact and connection to the TEDxYouth team.
-Collaborate with other TEDxYouth@Seattle teams.
-Peer to peer Script writing coaches.
-Peer to Peer Speaker Coaches.
-Audition director.

Production Team
–Students will coordinate video, media, lighting, sound, music and theater production.
-Stage design.
-Post production video editing and communications for YouTube and website.

Logistics and Event Organizer
-Oversee the organization for day of event.
-Main point of contact for venue, coordinating receipt of all materials and supplies from donations and ensuring they are available to be brought to the venue date of event.
-Coordinate health and safety on day of event.
-Collaborate with all TEDxYouth@Seattle teams to ensure smooth production event.

Event Diversity Team
-Focuses on providing equitable access to the opportunities this event will bring to Seattle youth; audience outreach, curation of organizers and speakers/ performer.  -Support the development of our #Diversity, #Equity and #Inclusion Strategy.

Event Sustaintability Manager 
-Analyzes and offsets environmental impact of event.

Event Volunteer Coordinator
-Organizes and coordinates volunteer teams with unique tasks (guest registration and checking- in , ushers, etc)
-Onboards and is point of contact for a group of on-site event volunteers and works closely with Volunteer Management Team.

On site-day of volunteers
 -Volunteer onboarding, guest check in, venue set-up, clean up, team support, ushers, concierge, merchandise sales.

Event Volunteer Coordinator
-Organizes and coordinates volunteer teams with unique tasks (guest registration and checking- in , ushers, etc)
-Onboards and is point of contact for a group of on-site event volunteers and works closely with Volunteer Management Team.


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.