In 2013, TEDYouth moved south for the first time, to the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana.
While the conference was live, around the world more than 100 self-organized TEDxYouthDay events took place throughout the weekend. TEDYouth was webcast live, free of charge, in English, Spanish and Arabic.
At the conference, more than 20 scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers, (including Mannion) shared short lessons on what they do best. They dazzled us with mind-shifting stories, inspired us with creativity and made us want to dive even deeper into a broad array of topics.
The program was made up of three sessions, plus a lunch break with engaging activities, demos, and a chance to meet the speakers. Attendance was free of charge for 400 middle and high school students from the New Orleans area.