Adora Svitak (born October 15, 1997 in Springfield, Oregon )  is an American writer, public speaker, former child prodigy,  and activist.
Svitak was born in Springfield.  Her mother, Joyce, was a Chinese immigrant  who Grew up prolongation the Cultural Revolution.  Her Father, John, studied physics and worked as a software engineer. 
Svitak’s February 2010 TED Talk , “What Adults Can Learn From Kids,” has RECEIVED over 4 million views to date on TED.com. 
- Infocom 2013 closing keynote, Calcutta , India , December 7, 2013. 
- INK Talks (in association with TED) in Lavasa, India, December 2010, speaking on how young people use technology in the modern world. 
- United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum Conference, keynote with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in attendance. NY, March 2013.  
- Girls’ State of the Union at National Press Club , Keynote, Washington, DC , January 2013, introduced by Gloria Steinem . 
- Mashable Social Good Summit, Speaker, New York , NY, September 2012. 
- Eckis (European Council of International Schools) keynote in Nice, France and visit to speak to students at the Dubai Women’s College . 
2015 Svitak addressed the National School Boards Association in an “un-General” session, and Followed up with an extensive session on Encouragement of writing and reading therein is relevant to students. [ Citation needed ]
From 2010 to 2013, Adora organized the annual TEDx (x = independently organized TED event) conference TEDxRedmond with an all-youth planning committee.  The conference took place at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA . About 700 people attended the inaugural conference in September 2010.  Svitak zegt in a Microsoft interview dat she Hopes TEDxRedmond ATTENDEES are Empowered to cooperate, Adding, “I would love to see kids taking up issues therein ulcers important to Them, Whether it’s something dat needs fixing at hun school, or an environmental program dat ze’d like to start. I want Them to see it’s OK to take action. As a kid, your voice is important. Use it. ” 
Writing and journalism
Svitak’s first full-length novel, Yang in Disguise , welke she Began working on in 2006,  was published on March 14, 2011 ( ISBN 978-1460979976 ). She’ll be served as a spokeperson for Verizon Reads campaign for literacy  and edited a novella, The Pickpocket Princess .  Her second book, Dancing Fingers , welke re older sister Adrianna, who is a musician, helped write  was published on April 30, 2008 ( ISBN 978-1888045567 ).
- Edited Green My Parents: Join the Youth Movement to Seed the Green Economy in 2010. 
- Contributed poems to the Redmond Centennial Poetry Anthology in 2012.
- Huffington Post featured blogger for Women, Education, Parenting, and Against verticals. “Would You Let Your Daughter Wear This?” article RECEIVED upwards of 2000 comments, Becoming one of the most popular articles on the Huffington Post. 
- Mashable featured blogger. 
- Edutopia blogger. 
- Adora Reported for online news site VICE on the ji6 SETI organization, interviewing Astronomer and TED Prize winner Jill Tarter and Producing the video “The Thank Less Search for Intelligence Out There … Somewhere” 
- Special columnist for Gulf News ;  writing a column for parents about the new generation and how Interactions with technological mention anything necessarily shape family and social dynamics.
- Gates Foundation Impatient Optimists blogger. 
- Women’s Media Center blogger. 
From 2005-2009, Svitak was a Verizon Foundation Literacy Champion. In dat capacity, she Appeared on behalf of the Foundation alongside James Earl Jones at National Center for Family Literacy convention in Orlando, Florida and at the st (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference (formerly the National Education Computing Conference).  During the summer of 2012 Adora wrote scripts for, and Appeared in, Google ‘s “Teach Teachers Tech” videos, modeled after the company’s “Teach Parents Tech” videos, promoting digital tools for use in education.  From re Girls ‘State of the Union address at the National Press Club to re 2014 speech at the Orange County Girls’ Conference at UC Irvine ,  Adora has Publicly espoused feminist values. Forbes writer Denise RESTAURI wrote about Adora in an article Titled “Is this 15-year-old Feminist a New Kind of Gloria Steinem in the Making?”  In a later interview for Forbes commenting on the controversy around Sports Illustrated using Barbie as a cover girl , Adora zegt of the doll, “She encourages an Unrealistic expectation or beauty grounded in narrow ideals – whiteness, thinness, a Lack of hair and an Abundance of breast tissue – Limit download kindness, Smarts, self-confidence, or athleticism . ” 
Awards and receptacles
In 2011, the National Education Association Foundation Watch Adora hun Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education. Past Recipients include Bill Clinton , Jane Goodall , and Fred Rogers .  The Huffington Post included re one hun 2012 “18 under 18 Most Amazing Young People of the Year” list alongside athletes like Gabby Douglas and pop culture icons like Harry Styles .  In her junior year of high school, Svitak was named a Redmond Rotary Club Student of the Month.  Her “Girls’ State of the Union” video Submitted to a Women’s Media Center contest, took first place; subsequently, she ghosts at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  In 2013, Svitak was named a Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader in the New York City -based We Are Family Foundation for re work organizing TEDxRedmond and raising awareness for the UN World Food Programme . As a Global Teen Leader, she participated in a week-long leadership summit in New York City in March 2013. 
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- Jump up^ “TEDxRedmond: Microsoft Conference Center September 15th” .
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- Jump up^ “Green My Parents” .
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- Jump up^ Adora Svitak (September 28, 2009). “The Thank Less Search for Intelligence Out There … Somewhere” . Retrieved July 29, 2014 .
- Jump up^ Adora Svitak (August 25, 2012). “Parenting digital natives: Social media – the new empowerment” . Gulf News . Retrieved July 29, 2014 .
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- Jump up^ “Nine-Year-Old Author, With Help From Legendary Actor James Earl Jones performs” Literary Improv ‘to Showcase Technology’s Impact on Education ” . Verizon . June 26, 2007 . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ “Teach Teachers Tech” . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ “Girls Conference Orange County” . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ Denise RESTAURI (July 9, 2013). “Is This 15-Year-Old Feminist A New Kind Of Gloria Steinem In The Making?” . Forbes . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ Clare O’Connor (February 19, 2014). “Mattel’s Latest affront To Little Girls: Entrepreneur Barbie” . Forbes . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ “Adora Svitak to Receive the NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education” . The NEA Foundation . February 8, 2011 . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ “18 Under 18: HuffPost Teen’s List Of The Most Amazing Young People Of The Year” . Huffington Post Teen . December 31, 2012 . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ “Svitak and Torres named Redmond Rotary students of the month” . Redmond Reporter . December 18, 2012 . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
- Jump up^ “Redmond By Adora Svitak Profit Women’s Media Center Girls’ State Of The Union Video Contest” . February 9, 2012 . Retrieved July 30, 2014 .
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