TEDxYouth@Hillsborough: A Conference by Students for Students

For the past few months, 9th Grade students from the Nueva Upper School have been organizing TEDxYouth@Hillsborough, an independently organized conference similar to the TED conference held yearly. Our theme for the event is Changing the World: Discovery, Adversity, and Success and will feature speakers from each of these sub-themes.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to the talks, discuss with other Bay Area students, and then meet the speakers after the sessions. The conference is open to students from grades 7-12, and is a public event, so feel free to invite people from outside the school as well.

The event details are as follows:

When: May 24th, 2014, from 1 pm - 6 pm

Where: The Nueva School, 6565 Skyline Boulevard

Who: 8th - 12th Graders

How: Register at www.tedxyouthhillsborough.com/register

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Luke Miner, founder of youcaring.com, a crowdfunding platform for charitable causes
  • Brenda Laurel, video game developer, virtual reality pioneer, researcher of gender and technology, writer, and performer  
  • Stuart Turner, quadraplegic, programmer, accessibility software tester  
  • Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of NuvoMedia and Tesla Motors
  • Carl Haber, MacArthur Genius and researcher of Sound Preservation
  • Joon Yun, entrepreneur, venture capitalist,  scientist, doctor, and philanthropist
  • Eric Weinstein, Mathematician, economist, and Managing Director at Thiel Capital

Please note that there is a $10.00 attendance fee required at the door. If you have any questions, feel free to email contact@tedxyouthhillsborough.com.

Hope to see you there,

The TEDxYouth@Hillsborough Team

Brian Mellea May 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Great event for high schoolers to get inspired.


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