By Saad Hamid
Ladies and Gentlemen: Gear up as the first TEDx Event is coming to Islamabad on Dec 4, 2010 and it’s going to be an evening all about technology, entertainment, design, art, creativity, innovation and inspiration.
If you have been living under a rock and don’t know what TED is, it basically is an international forum that celebrates innovative and ground-breaking ideas and believes in spreading them across global audiences. TEDx is a world-renowned event that has been organized in over 80 countries to date.
TEDxMargalla feels honored to bring the TED flag to Islamabad, for the first time. The aim of the event is to share the ideas of our Pakistani laureates, scholars and intellectuals with the local and international community. Our TEDxMargalla event is not organized by TED Conferences, but is operated under a license from TED.
After conquering and stimulating the audiences’ minds in TEDxKarachi, TEDxLahore, and TEDxRavi, TEDx comes to Islamabad with another event, under the banner of TEDxMargalla, wishing to celebrate the ideas that promise to make a difference. The idea behind the endeavor is to carry forward the torch of TED to spread the light of ideas and intellect across audiences, locally and globally. At the TEDxMargalla event, TEDTalk videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection.
Interestingly, the TEDxMargalla team has been hard at work at spreading awareness about TED and TEDxMargalla across various universities in Islamabad through interactive orientation sessions. The main power of TEDxMargalla is its audience and the speakers, which include personalities such as, Dr. Amjad Saqib, Atif Mumtaz, Master Ayub, Beena Sarwar, Nadeem Chawhan, Nofal Khan, Khurram Dastagir Khan, Salman Ahmad (from Junoon), Waqar Qureshi, Mamoon Tariq Khan, Sarah Adeel, Todd Shea.
To attend the TEDxMargalla session, head over to http://tedxmargalla.com/register and fill out the registration form. All selected attendees will be informed after Nov 20. The event will also be livestreamed around the world so don’t miss the chance to be a part of this exhilarating experience.
More info at: http://ted.com and http://tedxmargalla.com