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TEDx Youth@HamptonCourtHouse: “Thoughts for our Future”

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Date:  Thursday 26th June 2014
Time: 13:30 – 17:45
Place: Hampton Court House
Format: Speaker sessions, panel sessions, videos and live performances
Theme: “Thoughts for our Future”


TEDxYouth is a series of global events licensed by TED Talk, modeled after the inspirational TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Global Conference. Therefore, our Hampton Court House event, fully licensed by TED, is aimed at young people, organized by young people, with young speakers that have important messages and ideas to share.

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The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED


Ayrton Cable: “What is missing from our efforts to change the world?”

Ayrton-CableAt the age of 9, Ayrton premiered his film in the Houses of Parliament, and partnered with four major NGOs, proposing a law for clearer food labeling to end the horrors of factory farming. His film is regularly shown in schools nationwide. Inspired by a TED talk on conflict minerals, Ayrton went on to campaign for a “Fair Trade Mobile Phone”, for which he won an Amnesty International Photojournalism Award. His latest initiative, focused on food security, follows his ITV and BBC Radio report from Malawi on hunger as part of the IF Campaign; Ayrton’s “World Food Challenge”, partnered with the UN, challenges young people to ensure everyone in the world is properly nourished, no one left out.

Charlie Doherty: “The amazing difference we can make through fund raising for charity.”

Charlie-DohertyCharlie has raised £50,000 for charity, starting when he refused Christmas and birthday gifts at the age of 6, following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, asking that the money go the victims instead. A finalist in “Britain’s Kindest Kid” awards, Charlie has cycled from Brighton to Scotland, and to Poland, as part of his fund raising efforts. The main recipient of the money he has raised is Scottish school meals charity, Mary’s Meals; one of the beneficiary schools in Malawi is named after him.

Gerard Glowacki: “Why should children learn to code?”

Gerard-Glowacki-TimesGerard is a passionate computer science student and coder at Hampton Court House. He has many outstanding achievements under his belt and has participated in many related events, starting at a young age. Gerard is a highly enthusiastic student who would like to share his passion and vision for coding.

Annie Teriba

Annie TeribaAnnie is an outstanding young debater from London. She currently studies History and Politics at the University of Oxford. Previously, she won a place on the England Development Squad 2011 for the World Schools Debate Championship. She is an alumna of the Debate Mateprogramme, an educational charity based in London that teaches debating in inner-city schools across the UK in areas of high child poverty. She will be talking about her experiences in competitive debating.

We are also keen to receive speaker recommendation and applications from your students. Speaker positions are open to those that are under-18 and have a passionate idea to share in line with our theme. Please send an email detailing the speaker’s biography, interests, as well as his/her proposed topic for speaking at TEDxYouth@HamptonCourtHouse. We also accept non-speech formats, such as videos, artwork for display, or musical performances.