TEDxYSE videos uploaded!

TEDxYSE videos uploaded!

We are excited to announce that the TEDxYSE videos have been uploaded. Click here to enjoy all the remarkable speeches and be inspired! *We are waiting on a few more videos; we’ll get them up soon.

Read more
Thank-you! A wrap-up of TEDxYSE.

Thank-you! A wrap-up of TEDxYSE.

Thank you again to everyone who participated! The speakers, performers, and emcee were all incredible, the audience was wonderful, and the amazing dedication and help of the volunteers and Ashoka Youth Venture team was much appreciated. We are always pleased to work with Staples and we enjoy their enthusiasm. Finally, TEDxYSE could not have happened [...]

Read more
And the TEDxYSE Grand Prize Winner is…

And the TEDxYSE Grand Prize Winner is…

The TEDxYSE Ashoka-Staples Competition 2010 Grand Prize Winner is… Rebecca Kantar! Each of the eight speakers has received $500 and Staples consulting, and Rebecca was recognized as the grand prize winner for her dedication and efforts to social change, reflected in her organization, “Minga.” We congratulate all eight of the phenomenal speakers; they were thought-provoking, [...]

Read more
Afternoon Success!

Afternoon Success!

Hi all, We have just finished session 3 at TEDxYSE, and people are enjoying a coffee break before heading back for more amazing speeches. Session 3 was yet another collection of inspiring and talented social entrepreneurs and innovators. The audience has settled into the conference, and the idea that everyone can create change is being [...]

Read more
A shout-out from Jourdan! (VIDEO)

A shout-out from Jourdan! (VIDEO)

Violin prodigy and philanthropist, Jourdan Urbach, is making his way to Washington, DC to speak and perform at TEDxYSE this Saturday. He recorded this teaser to share with all of you who might be attending or watching. If you haven’t registered for the event yet, please do so now. Today (November 11) is the last [...]

Read more
TEDxYouthDay this weekend!

TEDxYouthDay this weekend!

Universal Children’s Day is this coming Saturday, November 20th. Universal Children’s Day is a day children and young people devote to understanding, empathy, and fraternity with their peers. TEDxYouthDay events are occurring all around the world on Saturday in conjunction with this honorable day of understanding and community. Some of the events are organized for young [...]

Read more
TEDxYSE Updates!

TEDxYSE Updates!

Hi all, TEDxYSE has been incredibly inspiring and engaging so far. We’ve heard from numerous youth social entrepreneurs, social innovators, and performers. They’ve all brought different stories, backgrounds, and dynamics to the table, but there is a common theme of the power to change. Never forget: Individuals can truly make a difference. All the speakers [...]

Read more
Watch TEDxYSE Livestream Here

Watch TEDxYSE Livestream Here

Good morning! TEDxYSE is beginning, and we’re all really excited. If you are unable to make the event, watch the livestream at http://www.livestream.com/tedxyse. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event!

Read more
Livestreaming of TEDxYSE tomorrow

Livestreaming of TEDxYSE tomorrow

TEDxYSE is almost here! We are absolutely thrilled, and we’re sure you are too. For those who can’t attend, never fear. We will have livestreaming of the event throughout the day at http://www.livestream.com/tedxyse. It isn’t too late to buy tickets! Register here.

Read more
Grand Prize Winner will be announced

Grand Prize Winner will be announced

This Saturday, November 13, you will find out who is the Grand Prize Winner of the Ashoka/Staples Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition. All eight of the competition winners receive Staples consulting, cash prizes, and of course an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to talk at TEDxYSE. Only one speaker, however, will earn the grand prize [...]

Read more
Ticket sales end Thursday at midnight!

Ticket sales end Thursday at midnight!

This is your last chance to buy tickets for TEDxYSE! If you haven’t already, register now. TEDxYSE is this Saturday, November 13. It promises to be engaging, fun, and incredibly inspiring. Excited to learn about microfinance in Sierra Leone? Want to hear a Julliard-trained musician and philanthropist? Interested in empowering disadvantaged children? These are just [...]

Read more
See TEDxYSE Speaker Heather Wilder on Fox News

See TEDxYSE Speaker Heather Wilder on Fox News

A TEDxYSE youth social entrepreneur speaker, Heather Wilder, was interviewed for a story on Las Vegas Fox News. She spoke about adoption and her commitment to helping children in the foster care system. A powerful quote describes her dedication to helping others: “Being brave helps me feel better, because I pretend that I am being [...]

Read more
Pre-TEDxYSE video!

Pre-TEDxYSE video!

One of our eight youth social entrepreneur speakers, Mohammed Barry, recently made a ‘Pre-TEDxYSE’ video. Mohammed is ready for TEDxYSE – are you? It’s this weekend, November 13! Tickets are going fast, so register now.

Read more
Meet your host, Ameet!

Meet your host, Ameet!

Welcome our emcee for TEDxYSE, Ameet Purohit! Teaching and coaching have defined Ameet Purohit’s service to his community. In high school, he served as a tutor to middle school students and his love of teaching continued through his post-college days at the Dover Adult Learning Center helping people earn their GEDs. Community service continued to [...]

Read more
Founders of Back to the Roots to speak!

Founders of Back to the Roots to speak!

What do used coffee grounds and gourmet mushrooms have in common? Come hear Berkeley graduates Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora to find out! While attending a business ethics course at Berkley, Alejandro and Nikhil were inspired by the idea of using wet and acidic coffee grounds to provide an excellent growing environment for mushrooms. Pursing [...]

Read more