In case you didn’t know, TED or Technology, Education and Design is a set of conferences that are held globally. Revolving under the motto of “Ideas Worth Spreading”, TED conferences address many fields such as science, culture, and academia and talk about the latest innovations in these fields and also speak about current issues that are prevailing and how we can overcome them. TEDxColombo 2017 is one such conference.
What is TEDxColombo?
Sri Lanka too has its own version of TED. Called TEDx (where the X represents an independently organized event, TEDxColombo is organized by a group of young dynamic individuals and features a number of TEDTalk videos and live speakers who discuss prevailing issues both locally and globally and also express their ideas and encourage you to do the same.
Over the past few years we’ve seen a host of speakers speaking on various topics. Each speaker has brought something new and unique to the proverbial table and shared his/her life stories and how they overcame a problem that they identified. This year, TEDxColombo will be held on the 17th of September at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. Making it the 7th conference held thus far, TEDxColombo 2017 will revolve around the theme of “Connecting the Dots”.
What does “Connecting the Dots” mean?
The phrase “Connecting the dots” when taken in its most literal sense is seemingly easy enough to comprehend. But what if there’s more to it? Is your future dependent on what you do in the present? Or is it based on what you did in the past? What if the idea you have today would somehow weave its way into the future? What is your vision for the future? Well, these are some of the questions that TEDxColombo 2017 will attempt to address.
TEDxColombo 2016 had a pretty strong lineup of speakers who touched on several important matters and so did TEDxColombo 2015. This year too, the lineup for TEDxColombo looks quite interesting. Here’s the list of speakers who will be taking stage at TEDxColombo 2017.
If you want to be a part of TEDxColombo 2017, then you better get a move on as there are only a limited amount of tickets available and you should do all you can to grab them from here. If you want more details regarding TEDxColombo 2017, you can visit their Facebook page.
We’ll be at TEDxColombo as well, so if you do see us, feel free to scream our names and run towards us.