About Us


The Organizing Committee: 
Students from every high school in Ann Arbor are invited by their principals  to join the Organizing Committee and lead the 2016 event.

Organizers of the event come from:
Central Academy
Community High School
Fr. G. Richard
Huron High School
A2 Pathways
Pioneer High School
Skyline High School
Steiner Upper School
Washtenaw International
Photo: Sarah Price

Our Vision
TEDx is an open-source community of events that inspire innovation, thought leadership, and visionary insights. 

2016 is the third annual event where Youth Voice contributes to and influences the future of Ann Arbor. The intention is that each year high school aged students will share their ideas, vision and innovation with the wider community.

Our TEDx event is independently organized by a city-wide group of motivated high school student leaders. 

We are not hosting a TEDx event for political reasons, monetary reward or personal gain. Rather, we are doing this because we truly believe in the power of youth ideas to change our world. 

We believe in the efficacy of Youth Voice for powerful growth and change in Ann Arbor.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

What is TEDx ideas worth spreading

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TED , a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 

Our event is called TEDxYouth@AnnArbor, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth@AnnArbor event, TED Talks, videos, live speakers and performers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection about our city and our future in a small group setting. 

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

More information:





TEDEd : The innovative initiative from TED to spread teacher inspired lessons to a world-wide audience. Check it out.


"The 60 Second Challenge"
 to meet TEDxYA2 Youth
(11 Huron)
"Before you die...Live!
Thanks to everyone who 
came out to audition! 
There were so many excellent ideas that it made the work of the 
Speakers Committee challenging.

cited in
TEDxInnovations Blog
The Best of the Best from 
around the globe!
This year's student Curator
Connor Ward
Photo: Sarah Price

Organizers meet on
Mondays, 4-6pm
@Skyline HS, 
Main Office Conference Room


Contact: Dr. Sara Duvall
email: duvall
subject: TEDxYA2

official event website: http://bit.ly/tedxya2
Twitter Feed: #tedxya2

Adult Advisor:
Dr. Sara Duvall (Skyline)



YouTube Video

When:  April 23, 2016
Where: Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Time: 8am - 4pm - a 1 day event

Talks & Acts: Auditions completed - Thanks to everyone who auditioned!

Volunteers: Volunteer Form  - watch for posters in your school with more information.(must be a high school aged student)

Audience: I would like to attend - 
Buy your tickets here soon!


Thanks to all our donors!

Special thanks to the 
Ann Arbor Area 
Community Foundation 
Youth Council
for partnering with TEDxYA2 2016.
Your support empowers 
Youth Voice across the city!

Thanks to Ann Arbor Public Schools,  
and Skyline High School