TXYA Common Threads Program

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something." -The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Dear Attendee,

We meet tens of thousands of different faces in a lifetime, each with experiences just as vibrant and immersive as our own. Just like snowflakes, no smile or fingerprint, upbringing or destiny ever gets repeated. But amongst all the chaos, there are aspects of humanity that thread us all together. The stock characters of the human experience: from the spectrum of emotions that fill our everyday lives to the tough decisions or the incredible relationships, it is a culmination of these things that connect who you are to the 7 billion other humans on this earth.
Today we explore this concept at our fifth annual event, TEDxYouth@Austin: Common Threads. I invite you to stretch out of your comfort zone, open your mind, and be authentically you. Travel with us into waters uncharted, the final frontier, around the world and back. Engage with this community through the raw power of ideas worth spreading, and discover the threads that tie us together.
Selina + The TEDxYouth@Austin Team

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Learn more about the Event

  1. Watch the show via Livestream
  2. Meet your Hosts
  3. Meet your Speakers and Performers
  4. Check out our xLabs
  5. Special Thanks to our Partners

Watch the show via Livestream

Meet your Hosts

Meet the Rest of Our Team!

Meet your Speakers and Performers

Check out our Xlabs and Xperiences

We’re changing things up this year and giving you two different experiences during our break:

  • Xperiences — each of you will receive a ticket for a 30 minute immersion in one of our uniquely designed work sessions; what you get will be a surprise (woot!), so don’t get stressed. Each group is small and the time will fly, so let yourself enjoy this special adventure with an artist, technologist, innovator, or entrepreneur.
  • Xlabs — this is the place where you can grab a snack, say hi to a new person and play! Solve a riddle, take a scavenger hunt, discover what you and others can build with cardboard + duct tape, play ping pong and more! … the choice here is yours. The only rule is to jump in!

Special Thanks to our Partners


And to Capital Factory for Allowing us to Use their Space for Meetings

Capital Factory