Pioneers, campaigners, activists and trailblazers… our keynote speakers are well-known public figures who are ready to share their expertise and insight to help promote positive global change.
We are thrilled to be collaborating with TED-Ed at YMCA175. TED-Ed is the youth and education initiative of TED, a global community which believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. We have 17 TED-Ed coached youth speakers from countries around the world like Colombia, Germany and Liberia taking to the stage each day at our Plenary, giving a mix of full talks and short addresses, known as Nano talks. Covering subjects like Human Trafficking, Girls’ Education, Peace and Youth-led Change, they will all address the audience, and some of them will also take part in other events and workshops throughout the programme.
Committed and inspirational leaders gather to talk with young leaders about their ideas, opinions, experiences and hopes for the future. Be prepared to come away with valuable life lessons, a reignited passion to bring about social change and a sense of what needs to be done in your community.
Thrilling performances from singers, rappers and actors will leave you in no doubt as to the true nature of celebration at YMCA175.
Our workshop leaders will deliver engaging and exciting sessions to challenge your thinking, share learning and take you on an interactive journey. Be prepared to take part, share your opinions and have fun!