Sunday, November 20, 2011
Regents Park, London, UK NW1 4RY
I am playing after the speakers at 6pm - http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/3525
About this event
If the voices of young people alive today were heard in parliaments, councils, courtrooms and corridors of power, what would we do differently? If future generations not yet born could speak to us now, what would they say about the world we hand down to them?
These are questions that will be explored at TEDxYouth@Thames - an afternoon of innovative ideas and perspectives as part of a series of simultaneous events across the globe marking Universal Childrenʼs Day 2011.
TEDxYouth@Thames will be held at the Zoological Society of London in Regent’s Park on the afternoon 20 November 2011. Speakers from very different backgrounds will deliver short, sharp presentations lasting just 18 minutes each, with the aim of introducing a different way of viewing the world.
What unites our speakers is that they all have innovative ideas and creative solutions to the challenges intergenerational justice poses for topics such as climate change and sustainability, democracy, law, and economics.
The event is structured to allow participants to interact as much as possible, and there will be time for participants to network with each other and the speakers. Coffee, tea, cake, drinks, and nibbles will be served throughout the day.
TEDxYouth@Thames is organized by:
UKYCC, UNICEF, Client Earth, The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, Intergenerational Foundation, and Zoological Society of London.
Tickets are available here: http://tedxthames.eventbrite.com/
Please note: children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to the event. View our Child Protection Policy here: http://bit.ly/tnqzKB
Recently elected Hungaryʼs first Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations - currently the only active political office for future generations in the world.
Environmental activist and founder of Climate Rush who has led a large number of innovative campaigns with the aim of ensuring that the UK sets itself on track towards sustainable development.
Environmental lawyer, social entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Client Earth, who has led hundreds of lawsuits on the environment against corporations and governments.
Economist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Intergenerational Foundation, where he works to raise the profile of intergenerational unfairness by showing how young generations are excluded from policy-making.
Environmental campaigner with Greenpeace who at the age of twenty founded Plane Stupid, an organisation campaigning to prevent expansion of unnecessary flying in Britain.
Director at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, who has advised asset managers and multinational energy companies, as well as the EU and UK governments, on sustainability topics.
Director of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, a forum for long-term thinking on the intersection these two topics, where she leads research and campaigns on intergenerational justice.
Innovation & sustainable business researcher and consultant with SustainAbility, currently writing a book on the topic of intergenerational innovation.