Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s TEDxYouth@GreaterNashville!

The big day is finally here. We can’t wait to see everyone out at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Some links and things to note:

Live stream of the event is here (starts at 11am CST): LIVE STREAM

Flickr page for photos (posting all day!): FLICKR
Twitter account: TWITTER (you can use hashtag #TEDxYouthNashville)
Facebook page: FACEBOOK

Ticket sales are now closed. Tickets are available at the door for $12, cash or check.
Come on down!

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Live Stream For TEDxYouth@GreaterNashville – Tune in 11.19.11 at 11am CST

Unable to join us for TEDxYouth@GreaterNashville this Saturday? Well you can tune in from home via our live stream.

Of course, if you CAN join us, well, you should get your tickets! Just $10 if you buy them in advance, or $12 day of the event.

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Speaker Profile: Philip Gilley, Notes For Notes

We’re enthralled that Philip Gilley from Notes For Notes has jumped in to join our speaker list. A recent import to Nashville, Notes For Notes is a daytime program bringing music gear and studio space to kids.

TEDxYouth@GN: Tell us about Notes For Notes.
Philip Gilley: Notes for Notes is non-profit organization in Santa Barbara and Nashville that provides youth with FREE access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives. Notes for Notes’ studios called MusicBoxes are full recording studios packed with guitars, drums, keys/synths turntables, computer workstations and full recording studios giving youth free access to explore, create and record music for FREE. Check us out at

TEDxYouth@GN: Why Nashville?
PG: Nashville was a very intuitive expansion for Notes for Notes due to the definite need amongst area youth, the music industry, artist support and overall generosity of the community to step forward and help. Our expansion will also enrich our Santa Barbara locations due to new partnerships, sponsorships and introductions made by growing from a regional to national organization. Notes for Notes seeks to grow nationwide targeting communities with a need and rich musical history, perhaps New Orleans or Detroit next.

TEDxYouth@GN: What are the major hurdles facing non-profits in the music education space?
PG: Collaboration. As we all work hard to sustain and grow our organizations, collaboration must become a fundamental part of how we do business. It is impossible for any one organization to help all those that need it so we must work together, keeping the mission at heart to provide youth with music making opportunities. Collaboration should never be seen as a threat of loosing participants to another organization but rather a way to make sure our youth get the best possible musical experience regardless of which organization serves them.

TEDxYouth@GN: How can we empower youth to bring change to their own communities’ music education programs?
PG: Music is an art that thrives on collaboration. Just as a band jams and bounces ideas around for the best song, so should those involve in their local music organizations. The more diverse the ideas, skills and talents you can bring together in one room the better the product. If our youth understand that the more involved will translate into a better experience, better music and more opportunities then they will have adopted a mind set that will benefit them throughout their lives regardless of their path in music.

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Grab the poster, and spread the word!

Click the poster above to download a printable PDF copy. Feel free to share it, pin it up at your school or work, and get the word out: TEDxYouth@GreaterNashville is this Saturday!

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