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TEDxTeen - Benjamin Quinto - 3/27/10

Wired for Change Benjamin has tried to make a difference on the planet, first through entertainment, then activism, and now collaboration and health. After getting involved with the United Nations as a teenager he served as Associate Director of the ONE DAY Foundation and Youth In Action before launching the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) in 1999. GYAN became a cornerstone of today's youth movement, connecting thousands of organizations. Benjamin has also helped to launch the 2000 National Youth Conventions, Global Youth Service Day, Chat the Planet TV and Three Dot Dash, raising the profile of youth voices and contributions. He has been a frequent speaker at the UN Headquarters and international conferences, featured in several books and documentaries, and recently published a collection of his photography, "A Book of Smiles". Currently, Benjamin co-manages Natural-Immunogenics Corp, a manufacturer of silver hydrosols pioneered by his father, while serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Global Youth NEtwork, TakingITGlobal and We Are Family Foundation. About TEDx, x=independently organize event 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)
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