So what's with all this TEDx chit chat?
Trust us, you want to be in the loop.

Surely you've heard of TED Talks , powerful and captivating videos of extraordinary speakes
from all backgrounds and cultures. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and
this global nonprofit organization is the devoted powerhouse behind a welcoming community
of inspired thinkers and curious learners. The x in TEDx stands for "independent", and TEDx has
gown into a program of local, self-organized events that bring communities together to share
in a TED-like experience. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx events have been hosted
in over 1,200 cities and in over 100 languages, and TEDxYouth@Austin is proud to be a part of
of this movement.

What is so unique about the TEDxYouth@Austin event?

TEDxYouth@Austin is organized and produced by a dedicated team of youth leaders with key oversight from experienced adult mentors. Unlike most other youth events, TEDxYouth@Austin brings together students from all demographics in a non-competitive atmosphere. Our event is both one of the first and largest TEDxYouth events in the world, and we continue to grow each year. Attendance to TEDxYouth@Austin is completely free, and in exhange, our attendees commit to 4 hours of community service. We believe that our event has the ability to change the way today's youth- the leaders of tomorrow- engage with the world around them.

80 Central Texas Schools

Our attendees hail from 80 different schools from the Central Texas Area, all traveling to our hometown of Austin for our unique experience.

1000 Attendees

TEDxYouth@Austin attracts around 1,000 attendees each year. We have seen nothing but growth since our first event!

40 Campus Ambassadors

Our campus ambassadors represent the TEDxYouth@Austin team in middle and high schools all over the Central Texas Area.

Check out highlights from our previous years


Common Threads 2017

America is not like a blanket- one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread.
-Jesse Jackson


Full Circle 2016

The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals.
-John Hartford


(in)visible 2015

Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
-R. Buckminster Fuller


re:solve 2014

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.


limitless 2013

The future is limitless.
-Peter Thiel

Ready to experience TEDx?

Trust us, you won't regret it. :)