They are the next generation of thinkers, artists, scientists, social activists and entrepreneurs.
Applying their creativity, wisdom and innovative thinking, these young leaders are dreaming of new possibilities and putting their ground-breaking ideas into action.
Teenagers around the world
are inspiring positive change.
August 28th, 2010, a dynamic group of teens presented their ideas for the future to an audience ready to be inspired at the first ever TEDxNextGenerationAsheville (TEDxNGA). This interactive, multi-media event at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville was an opportunity for growth, learning and fun for our entire community and a springboard to action. Watch the videos now to experience the power of these young people's passion and ideas.
These inspired and courageous young people took to the stage because they are passionate about the future that we are all living into. These youth know the power of ideas and are willing to take a stand for the causes and visions they believe in. Are you? What do you care about? What inspires you? What ideas are burning in your throat and need to be spoken?
We are currently reconfiguring for What's Next after the 2010 event. We are looking at school-based programs, more community events, and other creative ideas to connect youth with one another, give them a platform to share ideas, expand the audience of adults who are listening and create more opportunities for intergenerational collaboration. Contact us to join our team or let us know how you'd like to get involved.
11 year-old Birke Baehr is featured on TED.com for his talk about "What's Wrong With Our Food System? And How Can We Make A Difference?" His talk has already (on November 29th) been viewed over 283,000 times at Youtube and is now available to the larger TED sphere of influence. The world is ready to listen to what youth have to say. It's time to hear and integrate their wisdom.
In collaboration with TEDxAsheville, TEDxNextGenerationAsheville is a celebration of visionary ideas that spark conversations that matter. We are open to collaborating with other individuals, organizations and communities as we know it takes a village. Contact us and share your ideas for how we can co-create an inspiring shared future together.