TEDxYouth@AnnArbor2016     to be announced soon

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.


Date to be announced soon!

Interested in joining the Organizers?

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

TEDx 2015 
is now live!
Thanks to CTN and all our speakers!
June 6th Great Success!
Audience Comments
It was super inspiring! Made me think about my life.

TEDxYouth@AnnArbor you are amazing!

My 12th grade English teacher gave us a letter as we graduated. At the end of the letter, she said she was leaving us with one word: serendipity. My own definition of it is “finding cool when you weren’t even looking for it.” That’s probably what I like most about TED talks.

Love the idea of incorporating past TEDxYA2 talks! - a past TEDxYA2 speaker.

Rock on TEDxers!

IT'S TIME FOR TED: Remix 2012

YouTube Video


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

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

Adult Advisor:
Dr. Sara Duvall (Skyline)

When:  To be announced soon
Where: Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Time: 8am - 4pm - a 1 day event

Talks & Acts: Auditions will be announced soon!

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!

Thanks to Ann Arbor Public Schools, Superintendent Swift and 
IT DIrector Colligan.  
Your support empowers Youth Voice across the city!



How we got started
The Ann Arbor Skyline High School Student Action Senate (SAS) Activism Committee initiated a yearly citywide independent TED event, to be held each spring during one fabulous day in the Skyline Commons and Auditorium.

The speakers are all h
igh school students from every high school across Ann Arbor, speaking out about their future, their passions, their dreams. 

The broad theme for the 2016 event is:
The audience is Ann Arbor community leaders, the business community, the universities, parents, students and community members - all willing to hear the voices of youth and take them seriously.