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Brief Published: 5 Nov 2012



TED, the international non-profit organisation, is staging a one-day TEDxYouth conference in Hackney, London, on November 17. The event is part of a series of events designed to inspire and empower youth by promoting entrepreneurship and youth activism.

The conference will bring together the brightest of Hackney’s young entrepreneurs and local social and environmental activists. TED has been using its events to inspire global creatives since its launch in 1984. TEDx events are independently planned and co-ordinated at community level, with an aim to stimulate local dialogue through “TED-like experiences”.

Millennial teenagers are using social media and mobile devices in creative ways to learn, play and invent, and more media attention is falling on especially gifted individuals (see our Gastrokids report and our coverage of the Cannes Lions Festival for more).

Stylus expects to see more events and initiatives like this in the future as we continue to cultivate young influencers. Keep an eye out for our future coverage.