TEDxYouth@Glasgow Tickets now on sale!

Issued: Thu, 10 May 2018 09:59:00 BST

An exciting new TEDx event is being introduced for the Year of Young People 2018.

As part of the Scottish Government’s programme of themed years, 2018 will be the Year of Young People, celebrating the very best of Scotland and its youth.

To coincide with the Year of Young People in 2018, TEDxGlasgow will be running the first TEDxYouth@Glasgow event. This major event will be delivered in partnership with Scottish Government, EventScotland, Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation and Glasgow Clyde College.

Taking place from 11am to 3.30pm on the 31st May 2018 (the day before TEDxGlasgow), TEDxYouth@Glasgow will welcome 2000 young delegates (aged 12-26 years) to the SEC Armadillo, with thousands more being able to access the livestream of the event. Whilst the enlightening talks will be presented to the young people in the SEC Armadillo, during the breaks the attendees will change venues to the main SEC building, where they will experience a range of different experiences from demos and discussions brought to them from numerous individuals and organisations.

The theme for TEDxYouth@Glasgow is:

“Open Mind : switch it up and step out of your comfort zone”

This theme aims to prompt guests and watchers worldwide to consider the other option, explore new ideas and discover their full potential. This is the year of young people and the organisers want to seize this opportunity to celebrate their generation.

The TEDxYouth@Glasgow organisers’ mission with this event is to aid in changing opinions, to make them consider their actions and views on the world around them as well as to help break down barriers to that cause issues such as inequality and discrimination.

 Confirmed to speak at the event are Outlander and The Hobbit actor John Hunter Bell; Mollie Hughes, the youngest Brit to climb Mount Everest; entrepreneur Adam Purvis, co-founder of the Power of Youth; psychologist Dr Diahanne Rhiney who will talk about cyberbullying; Kelly Knox, fashion model and author working to dismiss society’s preconceptions about disability; and nutritionist and personal trainer, The Food Medic Dr Hazel Wallace.

Also speaking is Natalie Loh, an Edinburgh College student who will talk about Art or Science?; Basit Rashid, a teenager who discovered self-belief through the use of positive affirmations to combat his own struggles; Christopher Andrews, founder of the ‘Let’s Talk’ initiative which aims to reclaim conversation and celebrate life beyond the screen; and The Prince’s Trust ambassador, Reece Hayes.

Tickets are on sale now. 

 Under 18s (and accompanying adults for under 16s) - with lunch - £15

Under 18s (and accompanying adults for under 16s) - no lunch (bring your own) FREE

18-26 year olds (includes lunch) £15

For more information please visit: www.tedxglasgow.com/youth

Direct ticket link: https://tedxyouthglasgow-2018-tickets.eventbrite.co.uk

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