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Creative Confidence Conference - Learning from Creative Confidence Champions

A TEDx-like platform for young people to organise and attend talks, events, and conferences with Creative Confidence Champions.

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Young people invite Creative Confidence Champions to give talks at a conference which is recorded, either video or audio, and posted on the Creative Confidence Conference platform where other events and talks will be available.  
Conferences are organised and run by young people. 
Creative Confidence Champions can be anyone identified by the committee - other young people or adults - anyone who have shown Creative Confidence and has an interesting, inspiring story to tell. 
Maybe it is possible to slot into the already successful TEDx conferences - maybe conferences can be held worldwide with the theme of Creative Confidence organised by young people (I'm not sure if this would be possible or allowed though?)

Update 04/11/20013 based on comments:
Process / how to build it up:
1. Introduce young people to the concept by letting them curate a Creative Confidence list on the TED website. This might be in a school setting (or a few different schools) to start of the project. 
2. These groups can then nominate speakers and record (audio or film) and upload it on a Youtube Channel. This can be on a small scale - eg per year group. This can either be outside speakers or other young people eg from the class or school.
3. This can culminate in an (annual?) conference event organised by the students. Students from other schools can be invited, and content can be uploaded to a youtube channel or special site. 

- How do we ensure that the voices of both extroverts and introverts are heard?
- How can we add a level of interactivity at the conferences to get engaged into the topic further?

Further Comments:
- Could work well at high school or university level
- Not a high profile speaker event - goal is to get local voices speaking about creativity in different (often unexpected) fields
- Students are engaged in deciding on topics and speakers
- Conferences could be streamed live

In this challenge, we want to create ideas with young people, not for them. Outline how you’re planning to involve young people or other end-users (parents, teachers, etc) in designing, iterating or testing your idea during the Ideas phase.

The final format can be created in consultation with young people so that it complies to their needs and interests. The actual events are organised by young people, so the content, speakers, look and feel will be dictated by young people. Young people are responsible for everything, from finding funding to inviting speakers etc. It is possible to have events organised by different age groups for that age group.

How might you envision your idea spreading across geographies or cultures so that it inspires young people around the world to cultivate their creative confidence?

The idea is the guidelines to host an event, so anyone can host an event inviting local Creative Confidence Champions which will result in local voices being heard. There can be an option to upload talks as podcasts and not necessarily video, so it's easier to record without heavy equipment.

What skills, input or guidance would you like to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?

Any input is welcomed: How can this idea be implemented using minimum resources? How can the quality of the events be guaranteed? How to start this?


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absolutely love this idea, TEDtalks are such an inspiration to many people, and this is a way for people to engage and learn more!

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