Following the success of the TEDxGlasgow events over the past six years, we wished to commit to developing something custom in response to the Scottish Government’s 2018 Year of Young People initiative, designed by and for young people from across Scotland.

The new standalone [email protected] event has been launched to showcase the amazing talents of young people in Scotland, whilst providing them with a unique platform upon which they can share and access diverse and revolutionary ideas.

We’ll be opening applications for Speakers for our 2018 Youth event very soon – if you’re interested or know someone who would be incredible, please keep your eyes peeled and get applying!

Find out more about Scottish Government’s plans for the Year of Young People here and you can see some interviews with the team here.

The Timeline

  1. 2017

    300 students were invited from schools throughout Glasgow to attend an afternoon session at TEDxGlasgow with complimentary passes and access to interview speakers and share their voices.

  2. 2018

    The new standalone [email protected] event will be launched to showcase the amazing talents of young people in Scotland and co-designed with students from Glasgow's Clyde College.

“We’ve benefited from a hugely receptive audience in Glasgow for our events over the past five years but we’ve always been very much more focused on a more adult audience. The 2018 Year of the Young People offers us an incredibly exciting chance to create a project that offers students a rich and ‘real life’ learning experience, as well as delivering a major event to a younger audience. We can’t wait to get started and invite all of Scotland’s youth to attend in 2018.”

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED talk videos and live speakers are combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

This event is a local, self-organised event branded TEDx, where x stands for independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Whilst TEDxGlasgow supports [email protected] this event will be run by a different team and supported by independent partners, including Scottish Government, Visit Scotland, the Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation and Glasgow Clyde College.