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TEDxYouthBerlin 2010 - A Review (Rückblick)

On Sunday, Radial System V in Berlin was overcome with youthful exuberance as over 150 young people congregated to experience the Germany's first TEDxYouth conference: TEDxYouthBerlin 2010.TEDx is a programme which brings people with diverse backgrounds together under the motto 'Ideas Worth Spreading'. TEDx conferences seek to create a forum for exchange, inspiration and networking through the inclusion of speakers, artists, and TED video talks. At TEDxYouthBerlin, the desire was no less pronounced.Ole Tillmann hosted the event which saw speakers as young as 15 deliver their 'Ideas Worth Spreading' to an auditorium packed with young people, each seeking to satisfy a natural curiosity and hunger for fresh, intriguing knowledge. The talks they saw ranged in subject from using Coca Cola distribution to deliver medical aid to remote locations in innovative 'aidpods', delivered by Simon Berry of ColaLife, to the future of touchscreen technology -- a smart floor that recognizes specific commands issued by a person's foot, explained by a 22 year old on its development team, Caroline Fetzer. The audience was also treated to a live performance by Berlin's foremost professional dance company for young people, TanzZeit, who launched themselves about the stage in a breathtaking display of contemporary dance.To close the event, a space was left on the programme for a 'Wild Card'. This decision, while risky, proved to be extremely worthwhile. Not one, but two young people took to the stage, and demonstrated the importance of allowing the youth to voice their own ideas and opinions.
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