TEDxColombo was formed by a group of young individuals to help spread awareness and allow our leaders and thinkers to have a stage to make a difference and speak out their ideas. This group comes from varying backgrounds and varying age groups with the same goal in mind. We are here to show our people that we can only move forward at this time in our lives. The TEDx format fulfils this aim by being a globally recognized platform that allows local ideas to flourish.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxColombo, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxColombo event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Where do your beliefs lie? That our future is based on what we did in the past or that we are dictated by what we do in the present? What if you knew that your idea will somehow weave its way throughout time, eventually connecting in our collective future? What then? We’d like to hear you out, the idea that gave you the confidence to follow your heart even when it led you off the well-worn path. Something that’s made all the difference in you today.
‘Connecting Dots” sets out to inculcate a deeper thinking about the place that us Sri Lankans have to lead towards – or will be pushed in – in relation to determining (far-future) fields such as technology, love, health, life & living. This goes far beyond a mere out-of-the-box thinking strategy, this essentially means that the box can no longer exist or even be considered a reference, thereby allowing the uncontrolled dissemination of an idea to flourish. Rarely has our world seen before the volume of game-changing shifts it will experience between now and the forthcoming decades. Some of these transformations are apparent already, and connecting these dots to a holistic vision for the future is inevitable.
The question is, to what extent?
Hats off to a fabulous TEDxColombo again! It was worth parking two lanes away from British Council Sri Lanka.