JUNE 6th
Back row L to R: Sarah Price (11 Steiner), Peter Michaelides (12 Greenhills), Chris Young (11 Skyline), 
Basil Baccouche (12 Pioneer), Josh Na (12 Skyline), Conrad Stoll (12 Skyline) 
Middle row L to R: Chloe Weise (11 Steiner), Anna Krauss (12 Greenhills), Nina D'Ascenzo (11 Greenhills), Connor Ward (11 Skyline), Shane Ham (11 Huron) 
Front row L to R: Laith Quasem (11 Central Academy), Olivia Popp (11 Skylne), Hailey Anderson (11 Pioneer), Alice Held (12 Community) 
Not pictured: Alex Cash (11 Skyline), Shreya Menon (11 Skyline), Sarah McCurrach (12 Huron)
Photo: Sarah Price

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

2015 is the second 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.


is now live!
Thanks to CTN and all our speakers!

Announcements of
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Want to be a youth organizer?
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!

The Nature of X
Clarification of this year's theme:

The idea is that X is the letter we use to stand in for many things: 
  • Mathematical x stands in for any numerical value, 
  • X in TED is "independent"
  • X marks the spot where treasure is buried 
  • X means a crossroads, etc. 
The nature of X means that you may talk about any variable in your life or the world that is important to you.

IT'S TIME FOR TED: Remix 2012

YouTube Video

The Organizing Committee: 
Students from every high school in Ann Arbor are invited by their principals  to join the Organizing Committee and lead the 2015 event.

Organizers of the event should 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
Washtenaw CC
Photo: Sarah Price

If you attend Fr. Gabriel Richard, A2 Pathways or WI HI and are interested in helping to organize the 2015 June event, contact Dr. Duvall.


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:  June 6th, 2015
Where: Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Time: 8am - 4pm - a 1 day event

Talks & Acts: Auditions are over and the program is completed. More than 60 students auditioned! Thanks to you all - the decisions were difficult because of the quality of the talks. Check out the Program 2015 for the slate of Speakers and their topics.

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 - 

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 2015 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.


Thanks to all our donors!

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