Launching TEDxYouth@Brum

In 2013 Amerah Saleh and Jaden Larker performed at #MarkingtheMap. In 2014 Anisa Haghdadi hosted DIY and then went on to speak at #PowerOfUs in 2016. Over the years so many incredible young people have been part of growing and making TEDxBrum a reality by igniting our teams, community, stages and of course this city, and these relationships have been crucial to inspiring this awesome new announcement.

This year it has been exciting to think, along with many of the community, how to expand the TEDxBrum platform beyond an annual event for the city. After liaising with global TED / TEDx teams to understanding what we could do with the current TEDxBrum license and lots of plotting and planning, we are very excited to announce that this year alongside TEDxBrum - 5 years on - there will be a brand new TEDxYouth@Brum event taking place on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome.

You can find out more about the TEDxYouth@Brum theme of Courage here and read a little more about the story behind the event directly from the curator of TEDxYouth@Brum, Anisa Haghdadi on their blog.

Lots of you have been asking what's the difference between TEDxBrum and TEDxYouth@Brum?

Events as part of the TEDxYouth Initiative are designed to empower and inspire young people, and TEDxYouth@Brum is an independently organised TEDxYouth event packed with ideas worth spreading. The current license for TEDxBrum is held by Immy Kaur, and the same team have held this for the last five years. TEDxBrum will be on Sunday 15th October. You can read more about the TEDxBrum theme of Perspectives here and purchase tickets here. The TEDxYouth@Brum license has been awarded to us this year, and Immy is co-licensing the event with TEDxYouth@Brum curator Anisa Haghdadi.

So how does it affect you? It doesn't; this is an exciting expansion of the TEDxBrum community, led by young people for young people. We are excited to use a little ounce of our experience to support the team as we experiment with what happens as we grow together, and couldn't be more excited for them to launch today.

To find out more and keep up to date with all things TEDxYouth@Brum please visit: and follow @TEDxYouthBrum on twitter.