Here is a fantastic initiative - the world premiere of TEDxKids@Brussels taking place on June 1st, 2011 at the St. John's International School in Waterloo, Belgium.
2 events in 1:
48 kids are going to get their hands dirty, soldering, tinkering, hacking, and composing. A series of hands-on workshops led by world-class Mentors will introduce the kids to a range of skills and methods.
Meanwhile, grown-ups will be treated to an all day program of leading thinkers and experts. The line-up of speakers:
Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of O’ Reilly’s Make Magazine
Hackasaurus, the hardcore of the Mozilla Foundation: Atul Varma, Mozilla’s executive director Mark Surman, and Jessica Klein
Gever Tulley, The Tinkering School
Walter Bender, inventor of OLPC's Sugar system
Ed Baafi, MIT MediaLab who ‘makes almost anything’
Cory Doctorow, Uncompromising Creative Commons blogger
Gabe Zichermann, founder of Gamification
Mysto & Pizzi, East Coast Black Eyed Peas remixers
Jamie Oliver, cook of cooks
Tan Le, maker of Emotiv's brain computer interface
Joris Peels of i-materialise, the global manufacturer of 3D printers
Maarten Fitzgerald Augmented reality researcher and founder of Layar
In addition to giving TED-format talks, they will guide 48 children in a series of hands-on workshops.
David Anderegg (Nerds) and Alyson Schafer (Honey, I Wrecked the Kids) will report live on the workshops to the adult audience. This unique event will be presented by America’s technology diva Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing.
For more information, visit: www.tedxkids.be
Spaces are limited!
Just 48 kids born in 2000. Do you want your kid to participate? Register them here: Register my Kid
Have any questions? Please contact TEDxKids at firstname.lastname@example.org