TEDxYouth@Montreal announces sponsors for 2013 event

Montreal's Vigilant Global among companies who will help inspire teens

MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - TEDxYouth@Montreal, an organization that holds events designed to empower and inspire young people, announced its sponsors for its upcoming second annual event geared towards youth aged 11 to 17. The event will take place on November 16 and will coincide with both Universal Children's Day and TEDx Youth Day where countless similar events will take place worldwide that weekend.

"We are thrilled to see so many Montreal-area companies take an interest in helping shape young minds. Their generous sponsorship together with the work of our devoted volunteers make this possible," said Louise Bucheit, Co-Producer and Co-Curator of TEDxYouth@Montreal.

TEDxYouth@Montreal brings together speakers from various fields and subject matters but who share a common vision. This year's theme is "The Spark" (watch the video) and each speaker will endeavour to inspire curiosity through short "talks" to a packed audience.

"This event is an incredible opportunity to engage young people and instill in them a love of lifelong learning. As huge fans of TED talks, it was an easy decision to sponsor TEDxYouth@Montreal since we have also sponsored TEDx Montreal in the past," said Arvind Ramanathan, Co-Founder and Director of Vigilant Global.

The event will take place at l'Ermitage at Collège de Montreal on November 16 from 1 - 6 PM. For more information on attending the event or to learn about the day's speakers, please visit www.tedxyouthmontreal.com.

About TEDxYouth@Montreal

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. As part of many initiatives, TED has created a program called TEDx which is a series of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxYouth@Montreal, (where x = independently organized TED event), will feature TED Talk videos and 15 live speakers. TEDxYouth@Montreal is an event for teens aged 11-17, our future leaders. It is meant to spark inspiration, deep discussion and connection in a small collegial group.

About Vigilant Global

Vigilant Global is a leading Montreal-based IT and research and development firm that designs and implements high-performance systems and innovative software solutions applied to the world of finance. The Company fosters active engagement with the community, believing community involvement enriches the experience of working and living in Montreal and offers a collaborative and rewarding work environment. For more information, please visit www.vigilantglobal.com.

SOURCE: Vigilant Global

For further information:

Louise Bucheit
TEDxYouth@Montreal
514.825.9744
www.tedxyouthmontreal.com

Marilena Varano
Vigilant Global
514-940-4040 ext. 2038
www.vigilantglobal.com

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