World premiere of TED talks for Kids in Brussels
The world premiere of TED talks for kids in Brussels takes place on June 1, 2011 at the St. John's International School in Waterloo, Belgium.
On June 1, 48 English-speaking kids, all born in the year 2000 will participate in a series of hands-on educational workshops led by world-class Mentors. At the same time 400 adults will be treated to an all day program of leading thinkers, experts and makers.
The theme will be "Makers". The maker subculture is a contemporary subculture, representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker subculture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts.
Confirmed speakers include: Mark Frauenfelder (MAKE Magazine), Walter Bender (MIT MediaLab), Cory Doctorow (BoingBoing.net), and Tan Le (Emotiv, brain-computer interface), among others.