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TEDxHarkerSchool aims to spread cutting-edge ideas throughout its community and reach out to embrace the culture of Silicon Valley, a place where breakthrough concepts are supported and realized. We provide guidance for some of the brightest minds of the new generation–the future of what TED stands for: technology, entertainment, and design. With the help of our corporate booths, speakers, and mentors, TEDxHarkerSchool supplies the unique toolkit that enables our audience to imagine, innovate, and inspire.

We are a completely student led initiative, having students curate the event, find speakers, run activities, and bring awesome innovations to our students. Our goal is to bring students to greater intellectual heights. We hope to lead students to wisdom, revolution, innovation, and passion. TEDxHarkerSchool fully believes that young people will make positive change in the world.


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 TEDxHarkerSchool, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHarkerSchool 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. We fully believe that young people can make change, and we think that TEDxHarkerSchool can inspire positivity and imagination in our attendees.


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to its message: “Ideas Worth Spreading.” From its humble beginning as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas in various disciplines. At TED, leading global thinkers and doers are asked to give the talks of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available for viewers free of charge at TED has hosted speakers such as Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.TED’s media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change their communities are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action: TEDx, which offers individuals or groups across the planet a way to host local, self-organized events; and the TED Fellows program, which helps world-changing innovators from around the globe become part of the TED community and resultantly amplify the impact of their remarkable ideas, projects, and activities.