January 18, 2012 7:00 PM–9:30 PM
Business Building, Room 903, Beirut campus
The Department of Humanities, along with 17 passionate and devoted LAU students and alumni, is proud to present the first TEDxLAU Salon. This event will be the first among many to promote the spirit of “ideas worth sharing” in the hope of inspiring our community and generating interesting discussions that could lead to more long-term movements.
Three to four inspirational talks from the official TED website have already been selected and will be screened. Discussion and activities will follow each talk.
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.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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If you’re interested in the event, please reserve and print your free ticket here. Spaces are limited.