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Ideas for Our Future

École Okanagan Mission Secondary - Kelowna, BC
December 10th, 2024

TEDxKelowna Youth is returning! Look for more details coming June 2024.


TEDxKelowna Youth
December 10th, 2024
Kelowna, BC

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

Official TEDxKelownaYouth Program

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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Our Team

Our team is comprised of passionate educators who believe in the power of youth voice. Our hope is this event will help youth across our community share their powerful ideas.

Jordan Kleckner (he/him)
Graham Johnson

Stefan Montabetti (he/him)
Lead Organizer
Our Team




Powerful Ideas




Our Youth Presenters

Beginning October 1st, we'll be announcing the line-up for TEDxKelowna Youth with one youth being announced per day ending on October 12th



This year TedXKelowna Youth will be presented at the Mission Mainstage Theatre at Ecole Okanagan Mission Secondary School


Located in the heart of the picturesque Okanagan Valley, the Mission Mainstage Theatre at Ecole Okanagan Mission Secondary School offers an inspiring setting for our TEDx event. This youth-centred facility boasts all the amenities needed as well as a student-centric layout layout which will provide an ideal environment for thought-provoking talks and dynamic performances.


Key Features:


Student-Run Audio-Visual Equipment: The theatre is equipped with sound and lighting systems that can be run by youth volunteers, ensuring a seamless experience for both speakers and attendees.

Comfortable Seating: With a capacity to accommodate 100 guests, the theatre's comfortable seating arrangement ensures that every attendee has a clear view of the stage and presenters.

Accessible Design: The venue is designed to be fully accessible, catering to the needs of all attendees.

Community Hub: As a central feature of Ecole Okanagan Mission Secondary School, the Mission Mainstage Theatre is a hub for community events, fostering a spirit of collaboration and creativity.



Ecole Okanagan Mission Secondary School is easily accessible from various parts of the city. The surrounding area is known for its stunning natural beauty, including nearby parks and the scenic Okanagan Lake, making it a perfect backdrop for our TEDx event.


Join us at the Mission Mainstage Theatre for a day of inspiring talks, engaging discussions, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you're a local resident or visiting from afar, you'll find the venue's welcoming atmosphere and excellent facilities contribute to an exceptional event.

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