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Friday, June 1, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)

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Please note that TEDxYouth@MileHigh is only open to students (ages 12-22). If you are not a student, please consider attending TEDxMileHigh on June 2, 2012 - tickets for TEDxMileHigh are available at If you are a student (between the ages of 12-22), the event is FREE to attend thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as well as our volunteer team and partners.
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Inspiration begins here.

TEDxMileHigh is pleased to offer students (ages 12-22) an exclusive invitation to attend TEDxYouth@MileHigh and join 10 renowned Colorado innovators and changemakers who will share their big ideas and explore solutions to the world's greatest challenges.  We also invite you to experience the TEDxMileHigh Exhibits Lounge, which will be launched at this year's event.  The Lounge will include a Projects Area where you can share your big ideas, the inaugural TEDxMileHigh Book Store, as well as The Entrepreneurs Garage, an innovative zone featuring some of the state's most creative entrepreneurs.

Be prepared to think differently.  Get ready to start a movement.

The TEDxMileHigh 2012 (#TEDxMH12) theme "Risk & Reward" is inspired in part by a question posed during TEDxMileHigh 2011: What would you try if you had no fear?  We often associate risk with danger, uncertainty and the unknown, but without risk we remain trapped in old paradigms.  Taking risks allows us to think differently and venture into new territory.  Most importantly, risk requires action and often comes with great reward.   

Please share this invitation with students (ages 12-22) who are committed to spreading big ideas and promoting inspired citizenship within the community. 

Please note that this event is FREE but only available to students (between the ages of 12 and 22) and any chaperones.  Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus for helping make the event possible.  We look forward to seeing you on June 1st!



Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Thanks to our Supporting Sponsors:

 Fastlane Productions

Open Media Foundation

TEDxMileHigh showcases Colorado's maverick thinkers and doers, big risk takers, big-time athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators, activists for the environment, humanitarians and many more extraordinary people who will each give the "talk of their life."  This event will include presentations from 10 of the state's leading thinkers and doers who will stimulate, educate, and enrich as they take a concise 3-15 minutes to describe how they have accomplished something big and share the lessons they learned in the process.

This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion on transformation and innovation, as well as what it means to be an inspired citizen in a thriving Colorado community. 


Doors open at 1:00 p.m. for students (and chaperones) to explore the Exhibits Lounge, which will showcase technology demonstrations, product launches, ideation zones, the Open Media Foundation Video Lab, the Think Like a Genius Zone and other innovative projects.  Session I of the program commences at 2:30 p.m. sharp.  Following the event, attendees will have another opportunity to experience the Exhibits Lounge.  Space is limited and FREE for students aged 12-22, so grab your ticket before they’re gone, gone, gone.


Natalie Baumgartner

Natalie Baumgartner

Chief Psychologist, RoundPegg


Jennifer Chipman

  Graduate Student

University of Colorado - Denver



Woody Roseland

Comedian, Five-Time Cancer Survivor and Speaker


Natalie Baumgartner

Bianca Griffith

Executive Director,
Sante Natural


Kelly Brough

  President & CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce


Jeremy Bloom

Nathaniel Koloc

Co-founder, ReWork




Evan Walden

Managing Partner, ReWork




Kimball Musk

Chef/Founder, The Kitchen 







Ken Arkind

Ken Arkind

National Poetry Slam Champion

Bobby Lefebre

Bobby Lefebre

Two-Time Grand Slam Champio


Internationally-Ranked Slam Poet

Ken Arkind

Kayvon Coffey


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there a way to reissue a ticket to someone else?
Tickets can be given to anyone (the PDF ticket can be emailed to anyone).

Can I return or giveaway my unused tickets?
Tickets can be given to anyone (the PDF ticket can be emailed to anyone).

Is there a list of public attendees to see who's coming?
We are unable to share a list of attendees. 
Is there a Will Call? I never received the email with my ticket included?
We do not have a Will Call, please let us know if you would like us to resend your ticket. We do ask that you print your ticket beforehand or have it available on your smartphone to enter.  We have a help desk located at the entrance to Kevin Taylor restaurant and can manually check you in with a valid ID.
Can I send someone in my place?
Yes, if you are unable to use the ticket you can email the PDF to the person you are sending in your place or give them your paper ticket.

Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets are free for students in grades 6-12 as well as freshmen and sophomores and can be obtained through this link: This event is only open to students and chaperones.  If you are not a student, please consider attending TEDxMileHigh on June 2nd - tickets are available at
Can I come and go as I please?
We recommend staying for the entire event, just as you would for a play at the theater. 
What if I show up late or have to leave early?
We recommend staying for the entire event.

Can I take a break then return to my seat?
We cannot guarantee that your seat will be available when you return.

How many people attend?
We will have 1,000 in attendance.
Are tickets reserved seating or general assembly?  We have a group wanting to attend; should we get our tickets as a group to sit together?
Tickets are general assembly. You can obtain tickets separately as they do not reserve a specific seat. We recommend arriving when the doors open or soon after to give you and your party enough time before the event starts to find seats together.


 About TEDxMileHigh

TEDxMileHigh showcases innovative Coloradans who each give the ‘talk of their life’ around the power of ideas.  Presenters include maverick thinkers and doers, big-time athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators, humanitarians, creative performers and many more extraordinary people.  This diverse group of thought leaders and innovators educate, inspire and stimulate change with the ultimate goal being inspired action across our communities.  To us, action includes the promotion and creation of ventures that will help shape the future. 


Our inaugural event, TEDxMileHigh: Inspired Citizenship, took place on April 7, 2011.  Presetners included Governor John Hickenlooper, Casey Sheahan, CEO of Patagonia, Alex Bogusky (emcee), Founding Partner of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Allen Lim, Former Director of Sports Science for Team Radio Shack, Hunter Lovins, CEO of Natural Capitalism Solutions, and General Victor E. Renuart, Former Commander of NORAD and Northern Command. 


For further information or comment, please go to, contact us at, friend us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at TEDxMileHigh.


Have questions about TEDxYouth@MileHigh? Contact TEDxMileHigh

When & Where

Ellie Caulkins Opera House
1004 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Friday, June 1, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)

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TEDxMileHigh shares forward-looking ideas, challenging our perception of the status quo, expanding our sense of what is possible, and inspiring a vibrant community into action to help shape the future of Colorado and beyond. Presenters include a diverse group of thought leaders and innovators, who are catalysts — educating, inspiring and stimulating change.

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