TEDxYouth@Glasgow inspires young people across Scotland

TEDxYouth@Glasgow Doodle - C/O @StepwellUK

Just a flavour of the topics dicsussed at TEDxYouthGlasgow last week - Image thanks to @StepwellUK


On Thursday 31 May, SQA supported TEDxYouth@Glasgow - a unique conference designed by and delivered for young people, giving them the chance to share and demonstrate new ideas, and provide inspiration and motivation.

Curated to mark 2018 The Year of Young People, TEDxYouth@Glasgow follows the success of TEDx Glasgow, which for the past six years has championed new ideas and provided a platform for ground-breaking discussion; from doing Core Values right; to the prospects of Universal Basic Income; to the possibilities of taking to the skies as a real-life superhero.

Delegates on the day heard from a range of exciting speakers including mountaineer Mollie Hughes, the youngest woman to ever to climb Mount Everest; model and author Kelly Knox, who will discussed society’s preconceptions about disability, and Dr Diahanne Rhiney, who spoke about breaking the Internet, and reclaiming the power of Social Media.

The event was sold out, however many schools, and colleges arranged to watch the proceedings via a live stream, so they could stay in touch with the action over the course of the day. Check out some of the highlights from the day...

Speaking ahead of TEDxYouth@Glasgow, Gurjit Singh Lalli, founder and curator of TEDxGlasgow, said: “We’ve benefited from a hugely receptive and collaborative audience (and one of the largest conference audiences in Scotland) in Glasgow for our events over the past five years but so far, we’ve always been very much more focused on a more adult audience. However, 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 delivery a major event to a younger audience.”

For highlights from the event, follow #TEDxYouthGLA across you preferred social channel – on Facebook; on Twitter, or through Instagram.