So you might have heard that a TEDx event is happening right here in the Riverland this weekend!!

Yep, that’s right 3 Sessions of inspiring speakers and ideas worth sharing modeled on TED talks (http://www.ted.com/) right here in the Riverland!

This Saturday 19th November 2-6pm at the Renmark Institute. Check out the Packed Program – TEDxYouth@Renmark Program 2011

Bring a cushion and some munchies and stay for as many or as few as you like.

The event is completely free and brought to you courtesy of Riverland Youth Connect and Alysha Herrmann with support from TEDxAdelaide and Berri Barmera YACU.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxYouth@Renmark, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth@Renmark event, TEDTalks video and live local speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

TEDxYouth@Riverland is an offshoot of TEDxAdelaide to conincide with TEDxYouth day.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

There is also an opportunity for you to speak about something that matters to you within the themes of the event!! After the official close there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to speak on the day for up to 4 minutes each!!

The global theme of TEDxYouth Day is: Play, Learn, Build & Share. and our event along with TEDxYouth@Adelaide is specifically focusing on SHARE and asking the question “What can you share with the world?”.

Although the event is designed to upskill, inspire and celebrate young people aged 16-30, the speakers insights also have something to offer for people outside of that age range so don’t be afraid to come along and check it out.

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.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

This independent TEDx event (TEDxYouth@Renmark) is operated under license from TED.

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