Before talking about the event, here’s a small introduction on TED and TEDx:
“Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.” [Link]
I was invited to be a speaker at TEDxLAU this year, on blogging and the Lebanese blogosphere, and I have to say it was one of the most enriching and entertaining events I’ve been to in recent years. I didn’t post about it before because that was the first time I talk in front of such a large audience and I wanted to see how things go. From the feedback I got, everyone loved my presentation and talk but I personally think I could have done better. Nevertheless, I feel bad that I haven’t attended any TED or TEDx event before because it’s a great experience not to be missed. TEDxLAU went on for 5 hours but it felt like half an hour. All speakers were interesting and some of them exceptional!
“Unleash your passion” was TEDxLAU’s theme and it’s refreshing to see we still have people going after their passion in this country and making it all the way to the top despite all the difficulties. I will be dedicating posts to some of them because they truly deserve it and much more.
All in all, I have to thank those behind TEDxLAU, specially my friend Reine, for the invite and the impeccable organization (everything was on time mich 3al lebnené) and encourage all our readers to attend TEDx events in the future.