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My Future, Our Choice.

TEDxYouth@CapeTown is back this October! A TEDx event made by young people for young people.


“You’re young, what do you know?” “One day when you’re older, you’ll understand”

“Stay quiet, and let the adults work”

TEDxYouth@CapeTown is back this October! A TEDx event made by young people for young people.

As a young person, you’ve probably heard statements like these many times. You’ve been made to believe your influence is limited, because of your age.

Yet, history tells us a different story:\u0026nbsp;Youth have brought about remarkable change, championing advances in technology, medicine, civil rights, education; challenging the status quo, bringing governments to standstill, taking ownership of the world they live in.

In the words of Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist:

“The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they — at some distant point in the future — will take over the reins. Yet the fact is… the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring…”

The truth is: This is Your Time, Your Generation, Your Future and Your Choice.

How are you taking the lead in Your future? Tell us. Show us.


TEDxYouth@CapeTown2016, My Choice, Our Future, invites the youth to come together to take charge of their place in this world; to take a stand for their future, and in doing so, to consider the broader impact their individual choices will have on the future of the world - their future.

Every day as an individual, you have new choices to make and paths to take to get you to where you want to go. At the same time, you’re part of a complex, interconnected system that links you to every other person on the planet. We all, in our own unique way, have something very special to offer Our future through our words, through our actions, and with the choices we make about who we are and what we do.

How you, as an individual and as a generation, choose to get to your destination will have an impact, sometimes tiny and sometimes huge, on every other person.

TEDxYouth@CapeTown2016 is a platform for you, the youth of the City, to come together to share and determine what your future could look like, should look like and the role you should and can play in shaping it.

Why? Because, Youth have the power to be the change they want to see in their world - Your future, as a generation, is your choice as an individual. TEDxYouth@CapeTown2016, run by the youth of this City, aims to help you realise and live this potential.\u0026nbsp;