In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxAmadorValleyHigh, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAmadorValleyHigh event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. <a href=”http://www.ted.com/tedx”>Click here</a> to find out more about TEDx.

We believe that high school students are an ideal audience for a TEDx event because high school is a critical period in students’ lives. Students are forced to adjust quickly to the daily rigors of an academic curriculum while establishing social adeptness in a world where interpersonal relationships have become very important. We believe that holding an event that allows students to see real, proven examples of success through enduring hardship will motivate students to overcome their individual challenges.