TEDxKathmandu, an independently organized TED event, is taking place on 30th July 2011 in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board Hall. The speakers—respected and recognized businessmen, artists, and entrepreneurs—will present their world-changing ideas during brief ten-minute talks and presentations. This TEDx Kathmandu event is the first event of its kind happening in Nepal, after already having been organised in over 800 cities in 60 countries.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. This particular local, self-organized event is branded TEDxKathmandu, where x=independently organized TED event.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference held since 1984 in California. TED's motto is “ideas worth spreading” and brings together on one stage some of the world’s greatest scientists, businessmen, politicians, artists, engineers and thinkers together to share their vision. The speakers share much in common: bright ideas, undisputed influence in their respected fields of activity and the ability to talk about sophisticated things in a simple manner The TED videos can be viewed at TED.com. Since 2009, independent TED conferences called TEDx are being held internationally.
TEDxKathmandu is the first ever TED-inspired project in Nepal. We believe in the power of inspired ideas and knowledge and their capacity to change the world for the better. Our goal is to draw this future nearer by giving established and budding Nepali change makers the chance to share their ideas with both Nepali and international TED audience. The event is supported by Voice of Women magazine (VOW.)
The number of attendees to the event is restricted to 100, and the selection will be done through an application process. For more information on TEDxKathmandu, its speakers and access to the application form, visit the event’s website at www.tedxkathmandu.com.
After 60 countries and 800 cities, TEDx is coming to Kathmandu. Be prepared to be inspired, to be amazed, and to learn from those who have mattered. With the theme Change and Innovation and Sustaibability speakers will talk about how they innovated and changed, and how you can too. Attend live, or the live webcast, or watch the recorded videos to be inspired.
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TEDx Kathmandu on Twitter: Twitter.com/tedxktm
Date: July 30, 2011
Venue: Nepal Tourism Board Hall, Kathmandu, Nepal