TEDxYouth@AvonRiver is an independently organised TEDx event for youth, by youth. We connect like-minded individuals and share ideas worth spreading and remind young Cantabrians—aged 25 and under—of the inspiration on their doorstep!
George Mander, Laura Hatwell and the Christchurch Youth Council team ran TEDxYouth@AvonRiver's first event in 2015.
TEDx = independently organised TED event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised, subject to certain rules and regulations.
TED is a nonprofit organisation which has grown over 30 years to become a global name. 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 and Sir Richard Branson.