What to expect at TEDx Colombo Reimagining Spaces

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It’s one of our most anticipated events of the year and this year it’s bigger than ever before. On the 23rd of August (which is this Sunday), TEDx Colombo returns.

TED, in case you’re lost is a multi-national non-profit dedicated to spreading ideas. It does this by getting great speakers and presenting their ideas in short speeches.  The topics of these speeches vary broadly: from science to business to serious global issues. However, they all have one thing in common: they all make you stop and think.

Now TEDx is an independently organized TED event, recognized by the central TED organization. Over the years, Colombo has built a strong TEDx tradition that has brought together great speakers with great ideas. It’s all thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, who have been working tirelessly with the power of coffee.

The volunteers of TEDx Colombo (Photo credits: TEDx Colombo)
The volunteers of TEDx Colombo (Photo credits: TEDx Colombo)

The theme of TEDx Colombo this year is Reimagining spaces. So what can we expect from it?

The speakers

The highlight of any TED event is it’s speakers. TEDx Colombo is well known for bringing the best speakers Colombo has to offer and this year is no different. The speakers you’ll see at TEDx Colombo Reimagining Spaces are as follows.

Sohan Dharmaraja

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

Tilak Dissanayake

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

Abdul Halik Azeez

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

Selyna Peiris

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

Nathan Sivaganathan & Sarinda Unamboowe

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

Umeshi Rajendra

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

The entertainment

In addition to amazing speeches, you’ll also be treated to some amazing entertainment at TEDx Colombo. What exactly do we mean by amazing entertainment?

For starters, there’s Mishal Mazin who’ll be treating you to some of his poetry.

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

Then there’s Stringendo who’ll be treating you to some modern music.

Photo credits: TEDx Colombo
Photo credits: TEDx Colombo

Sounds interesting! How do I get in?

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but tickets for TEDx Colombo Reimagining Spaces are all sold out. Thankfully, this time you can still be a part of TEDx Colombo without a ticket. TEDx Colombo will be live streamed at both NEXT Campus & Coco Veranda at Crescat Boulevard. Did we mention that the entrance is free at the live-streaming venues? Yup we just did.

You’ll be missing the live streams as well? Don’t worry. The ReadMe live team will be at TEDx Colombo on the 23rd of August. So follow us on both Twitter and Instagram to get the latest news from TEDx Colombo as and when it happens!

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