"Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes things alive and significant."


      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~




2018 TEDxYouth Fort Worth
Accepting videos

submit January 9 to Febuary 19, 2018
to audition@tedxyouthfortworth.com

ONLY accepting Middle School and High School Students

TEDxYouth Fort Worth is on the hunt for idea worth sharing from the youth in the metroplex. Whether it about Technology, Entertainment, Design or life in general! If you have what it takes to make people say “Wow”, we want to hear from you!

Our team will be coming to Trinity Valley School and will even offer you help to find your voice! Middle School and High School students are welcome. If you think you have what it takes, share a video of you and your idea with us.

Audition Video Criteria

Event Announcement!

2018 TEDxYouth Fort Worth
TEDx Training

Saturdays, 9:30 to Noon
February 3 to March 3, 2018

held at
Trinity Valley School
Middle School - Assembly Hall
7500 Dutch Branch Road
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Download Application for Training


2017 TEDxYouth Fort Worth

Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

held at
Trinity Valley School
7500 Dutch Branch Road
Fort Worth, TX 76132


TEDxYouth theme is

"The Future You"


2017 Presenters

The TED Commandments


2017 Innovation Camp

June 17, 2017

See PHOTOS here


2015 Event Presenters PHOTOS

Will Lourcey
Sadie Thompson
Truett Killian
Cole Whiddon
Sophie Appel
Brinkley Pauling
Yuvraj "Raj" Baweja
Samantha Mares
Bobby Thakkar
Kishan Kalaria
Yu Meng "Lulu" Wu

Videos posted!
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WORTH Sharing

WORTH Participating

WORTH Mentoring

WORTH Sponsoring

WORTH Volunteering

MAIN EVENT DATE: Saturday, February 18, 2017

PRESENTERS: Youth ages 9 to 19 (pre College)
from Fort Worth and surrounding communities

Previous students 
Previous Years


What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@FortWorth, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth@FortWorth event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

What is TEDxYouth@FortWorth?

TEDxYouth@FortWorth is the culmination of a year long journey to empower the Youth of Fort Worth, Texas. The main event will held on Saturday, November 12th, 2016, and is part of a global series of events held in honor of Universal Children’s Day (November 20), TEDxYouth@FortWorth invites young people from grades 5-12 to gather for a day of inspiring talks and conversation. Prior to the main event many youth will have the opportunity to attend a specialized TEDx Talk Training Session. 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. TEDx Talk Training’s sole purpose is to make each Trainee discover the best of themselves. Unlike any other program each student is given months of one-on-one mentoring with experienced adult coaches as well as work as a team to diligently help them “find their voice.

Organized for teens under the leadership of TEDxYouth@FortWorth Advisory, this year’s conference has the theme of “YOUTH ideas (Fort) WORTH Sharing” and features speakers in their teens, who will share their stories of personal epiphany and of breaking through barriers. An anchor event for TEDxYouth@FortWorth, the conference will stream live to encourage the widest possible audience. Speakers will have the opportunity to network with one another during intervals that will encourage idea sharing through conversation, blogging, tweeting, and play.

See a world map of TEDxYouth events >> 


Nearly 30 years after its founding, TED has become a powerful brand. Qualified curators now host independent TED events around the world, called TEDx. Hundreds of free TED Talks are available at TED.com for anyone to experience, with new uploads weekly and the TED Open Translation Project converts the presentations into more than 80 languages. Thus, TED has created a global classroom where ideas take fire and hopscotch borders, spawning conversations, collaborations and innovation.

For more information

Please e-mail info@tedxyouthfortworth.com


June 17, 2017                               Fort Worth Ideas HALL OF INNOVATION 1:00 - 4:00 Trinity Valley School MS Assembly Hall
October 27, 2017                         TEDx Talk Training Applications Reopen
August 3, 2017                             TEDxYouth Kickoff 2 (Aperture)
November 1 - 30, 2017               Solicitation of New Mentors
November 30, 2017                     Mentor Training (Aperture)
January 9, 2018                           
Audition Submissions OPEN - submit video with Application to audition@tedxyouthfortworth.com
January 26, 2018                         TEDx Talk Training Applications DEADLINE
February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018      TEDx Training 2018 Classes
Trinity Valley School map 9:30 am - Noon Saturday mornings
February 17, 2018                       Call for Presenter Submission
February 19, 2018                       Audition Submission DEADLINE
February 26, 2018                       Announcement of Presenters
March 3, 2018                             TEDx Training Graduate Talks/Graduation
Trinity Valley School map 9:30 am - Noon
March 4 - 23, 2018                     Mentor Times TBD
March 10, 17, 2018                    Preset Mentor Times 
Trinity Valley School map 9:30 am - Noon
March 23, 2018                           Dress Rehearsal MAIN EVENT 6:30 – 8:30 pm Trinity Valley School map
March 24, 2018                           MAIN EVENT: TEDxYouth@FortWorth
Trinity Valley School map  SS Theater 9:30 am - 3:30pm

Do you have a paradigm-shifting concept? An innovative fusion of ideas, disciplines or methodologies that will turn the world on its axis? And can you deliver it in a compelling presentation in 12 minutes or less? If so, apply your communication and leadership skills to present ideas worth spreading. People are interesTED!


“TED has created a global classroom where ideas take fire and hopscotch borders, spawning conversations, collaborations and innovation.”