Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Introducing TED-Ed Weekend events!


TED-Ed Weekend events are special gatherings that bring together students from TED-Ed Clubs worldwide for a chance to take over TED Headquarters in New York City. Twice a year, TED Headquarters will give the stage to the world’s youth for inspiring performances, hands-on workshops, and riveting TED Talks delivered by members of TED-Ed Clubs.

Cool, a new event series celebrating TED-Ed Clubs! What should we expect?
TED-Ed Weekends will feature an amazing lineup of youth speakers from around the globe. The first TED-Ed Weekend event will be Saturday, December 3, 2016. In addition to experiencing great talks delivered on stage at TED Headquarters, attendees will get a chance to connect with experts, learn valuable new skills, explore ideas that matter, join hands-on media and animation workshops, and form lasting friendships within the global TED student community.

How were the youth speakers selected?
The TED-Ed Team receives many video submissions of talks given by TED-Ed Club Members. After watching all of these videos, we’ve invited some Club Members to give their talks on THE big red circle at TED Headquarters in New York City.

Awesome! Who can attend?
We built a theater in our office (crazy, right?) but it still has a limited number of seats. There’s a maximum of 5 students from each TED-Ed Club who can attend. This limit does not include chaperones.

Who can be a chaperone? How many TED-Ed Club Members can one chaperone supervise?
An adult Club Leader, Club Advisor, or parent may be the chaperone for up to 5 students. If Club Members are accepted, parents will receive more specifics regarding chaperones and guidelines for attendance of the event.

How do we get to New York City? Where do we stay?
TED-Ed Weekends are all-day events and free to attend. However, we cannot provide transportation to and from TED Headquarters in NYC, or lodging for attendees. The first TED-Ed Weekend event will be on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Once accepted, attendees who plan to stay in NYC over the weekend will receive a list of possible lodging options. Upon acceptance, we will also connect attendees who would like to coordinate lodging in NYC.

Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Can students fundraise to come?
Definitely! Feel free to reach out to your principal or local school board for advice on funding student opportunities such as TED-Ed Weekends. In addition, DonorsChoose can be a good way to gather fundraising dollars for student enrichment opportunities.

Wonderful! How do I apply?
Ask your Club Leader! They should have received an email with the application link to send out to their Club Members. (If not, they can email TED-Ed at tededweekends@ted.com to get the application sent to them.)

TED-Ed Weekend events are for students in TED-Ed Clubs. Apply to start a TED-Ed Club now so you don’t miss out on this series of events! To learn more about the TED-Ed Clubs program or to create your own club, visit TED-Ed Clubs.

via TED-Ed Blog http://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/30/introducing-ted-ed-weekend-events/

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