What is TED?

TED & TEDx conferences are designed to “share ideas worth spreading”.  Conference are usually based on a theme.  At the conference you will  meet new people and together you might see videos & live presentations on comedy, science, music, education, dance, technology, philosophy, or even a sword swallowing.  This is all designed to help you think about things in a new way & share that with others.

Why TED?   TED stands for Technology, Entertainment & Design

What is TEDx?   TEDx are local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.   

TEDxYouth :

Don’t think you’re too young.
You can change the world, any day.
Start NOW!
Start TODAY!
Join the TEDxYouth movement
Influence the world and make change.

TEDxYouth@Mt.Olive is focuses on youth in the Skylands area of NJ.



The Crazy Ones

The earth is round and it revolves around the sun. Crazy, right? It was a few centuries ago…not anymore.

Inventing a cancer detection test out of paper. Creating a radio station out of garbage. Building an arcade out of cardboard. Crazy, right? It was a few years ago…not anymore.

Who are the ‘crazy’ ones? They are the ones who follow their hearts, the ones who dare to believe dreams are real, the ones who make the impossible, possible. They go where no one has gone before – not without fear but despite fear.

What does it take to be crazy: innovation, imagination, isolation? Is it inherent or can it be learned?

This is a revolution of crazy: the teens who don’t just point out problems and talk about ideas, they do something. Just ask 16 year-old Jack Andraka who invented a cancer detection test out of paper, or 14 year-old Kelvin Doe who created a radio station out of garbage, or, 10 year-old Caine Monroy who created an arcade out of cardboard.

It’s their time, your time, our time, NOW. Get crazy, be crazy, think crazy and unlock a whole new world of possibilities. Are you crazy?



What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@Mt.Olive, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTEDxYouth@Mt.Olive event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.