On Saturday, Sept. 18, some of the U.S.’s most accomplished and awe-inspiring kids will be descending on the Microsoft campus for a conference called “TEDxRedmond”. The one-day event will feature over a dozen young presenters. Some will perform music and theater, others will speak on topics including environmental policy, educational reform and inspiring creativity. Over 500 kids, mostly from the Washington state area, are signed up to attend the conference.
TEDxRedmond advertises the event as “organized by kids, for kids.” In addition to a committee of kids working for months on the project, also there’s one, very inventive 12 year-old girl Adora Svitak who’s the driving force behind the project.
Parents are allowed to register and attend the event on Microsoft campus, though they’ll be in a different viewing area from the kids during conference.