By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor
What not to say to someone of a mixed race.
How a generation of consumers can impact the world.
Dogs as everyday therapy.
Artificial intelligence and education.
These are just a few of the topics to be discussed by teen presenters at the fifth annual TEDx Youth@AnnArbor. The x represents an independently organized TED event.
The goal is for high school students to have the chance to share their ideas, vision and innovation with the wider community.
This event’s organizers, speakers, tech crew and volunteers are all youth.
The day’s youth curator, Skyline senior Mishaal Yazdani, has been involved in TEDx all four years of high school and says she couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
As a freshman, she gave a talk about the bridge of technology between developed and developing countries.
“I was able to convey what I was passionate about on a massive platform and I was able to connect with multiple speakers from other high schools that were devoted to spreading youth voice,” she says. “It was such an incredible experience.”
For a complete list of Saturday’s presenters, click here.
Ticket prices are: students, $5; adults, $10; and families, $30 (two adults, three children).
To watch the talks via webcast, look under “Event” at www.tedxya2.org
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Facebook: TEDx Youth Ann Arbor
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