About Us


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

Organizers 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, performers and hands-on audience activities and interaction 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 under license from TED.

More information: www.ted.com            www.ted.com/tedx


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



Did you miss the live event?
and available for viewing.

Thanks to Alysha Schlundt-Bodien and the folks at CTN for editing and formatting all our talks!

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

Adult Advisor & Contact: Dr. Sara Duvall
email: duvall
subject: TEDxYA2

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


When:  April ??, 2017
Where: Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Time: 8am - 4pm - a 1 day event

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

Volunteers: Volunteer Now!  - (must be a high school aged student) We are looking for a dozen more volunteers.  Friday, April 22, 3:30-9pm for set up, and all day Saturday April 12th at Skyline iCommons.  Most school organizations will give service credit!

Audience: I would like to attend - 


Thanks to all our partners!
 Your support empowers 
Youth Voice across the city!

Ann Arbor Area 
Community Foundation 
Youth Council
Ann Arbor Public Schools  

Skyline High School & PTSO

 Community Television Network