Adora Svitak: we’ll grow up to blow you away

I’ve seen Adora’s presentation a dozen times, and it still inspires me.

The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather better adults than you have been, which may be a little challenging considering your guys credentials.

But the way progress happens is because new generations and new eras grow and develop and become better than the previous ones. It’s the reason we’re not in the Dark Ages anymore. No matter your position of place in life, it is imperative to create opportunities for children so that we can grow up to blow you away.

Mashable interviewed Adora at the conference.

Adora organized the TEDxRichmond event yesterday. Can’t wait to see the videos.

TEDxRedmond is a TEDx event organized by students, for students After speaking at the annual TED conference in Long Beach, California, twelve-year-old teacher, speaker, and author Adora Svitak wanted to bring a TED-like experience home to Redmond, Washington. “I had such a great experience during my first time at TED, but I realized that not everyone had such an opportunity,” she explained. “Through TEDxRedmond, I’m hoping to share the magic of TED in an independently organized event.”