About Universal Children’s Day
The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. The United Nations General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, Universal Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children's rights.
TEDx celebrates United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day and promotes hosting multiple events licensed as TEDxYouth. These events celebrate youth across the world in every time zone on and around the weekend before November 20. TEDxYouth@Fort Worth held in Fort Worth, Texas celebrates this global concept of youth Ideas worth spreading and sharing. The vision for our event is to support this global TEDx initiative in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Working through a variety of youth organizations, school districts and community programs we seek to cast a wide net and to reach students ages 10 to 19, who have been identified as interested and possessing potential. The organizers are dedicated to helping the young people of Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex "find their voice".
To pique their interest, we will immerse them in an artsy, scientific and technologically rich interactive environment. We will expose them to personal development messaging aimed at cultivating the belief in each one of them that they can indeed reach their dreams. Adding to this stimulating venue will be various displays and many exciting exhibits. Our presenters are diverse, representing Cowtown’s best. The activities in between sessions will involve both fun and learning. Our theme, Ideas (Fort) Worth Sharing is meant to excite our participants and make them want to spread ideas worth sharing.
About Innovation Camp
Youth are encouraged to learn effective communication skills in our TEDxYouth programs. But sometimes it’s a challenge to discover their passion. At Innovation Camp our goal is to help young people discover what they are looking to promote. We do this while their having fun and then we help them find their voice to express themselves. Even the most amazing idea gets lost when not conveyed effectively. The TEDx@FortWorth Team wants every youth to have the tools to express themselves in the best possible light. Unlike any other camp. Innovation Camp does not require an attendee to show up with a brilliant idea. Instead we have activities focused on brainstorming and expressing what matters to them. The results are amazing to see. Ideas flow, negativism fades and positive energy builds. Sponsored and conducted by TEDxYouth@FortWorth Team… we strive to help attendees express what matters to them and encourage them to share their ideas and passion effectively which open doors to improve the world. This is a Summer program which runs 2 weeks two Thursday evenings and two full day Saturdays
The culmination of Innovation Camp is every camper comes up with an Idea worth sharing. They then present it in the Hall of innovation. In addition, many attend TEDx Talk Training and present a TED Talk of their idea. The public is invited to see their ideas on display at our Hall of Innovation.
About our Theme
In support of TED our theme is Youth Ideas Worth Sharing. Our focus is to provide a forum for the youth of the Fort Worth and surrounding communities, which encourage them to step up, find their voice and serve their world. Our effort will reach out to as many of the youth of our city as we can. We will strive to not only provide this venue but to guide all involve to make them more effect communicator and leaders for tomorrow, today.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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.