TEDx is the largest initiative of TED and also the most extensive series of independently organized conference series. Not only organizers create communities in their domain, but they have an organizers community in a way that they feel like a family. This time TEDxStockholm and TEDxTehran connected!
To kick-off a new series exploring TEDx Culture around the world, TEDxStockholm spoke with Reza Ghiabi about TEDx values and how they can be expressed in Iran today via TEDxTehran.
Referring to this story, in the interview Reza describes his TEDx experience:
Like many, in my 20s in Tehran, I was confused about my future, considering emigration, continuing my studies, etc. One day I “yahoo’ ed” — because that’s what we used to search the Internet in Iran in 2009— “how to make big decisions” and after 10 seconds, Yahoo gave a link to a video of Barry Schwartz. It took 5 hours to download the talk, but that day TED rewired my brain.
That’s how I got to know TED. I started downloading and sharing TED talks with friends. When TEDx came to Tehran in 2013, I was ready to do anything for TED, because TED did a lot for me. In 2014 I became the organizer.
What is the organization like today?, What are the main values of TEDx Tehran?, Who is your Audience? and What impact does TEDxTehran have on the local community? are the questions Reza answers in this article.
Read the full article here:medium_com_tedxstockholm_tedx-tehran-responsible-optimism-8c45b854f433