Reza Ghiabi Has Been Featued by The TEDBlog
Becky Chung wrote an article at the TED Blog interviewing Reza, about how TEDxTehran’s model of mentorship helps TEDx grow in Iran:
Ghiabi’s TED journey started when he first stumbled across the talk, “The Paradox of Choice” by Barry Schwartz. From that point on, he was hooked. He began volunteering to help translate TED Talks from English to Persian, and then heard about TEDxTehran on social media. He became a volunteer, and then a co-host for the very first TEDxTehran.
On February 14, 2013, Ghiabi and an army of passionate volunteers launched TEDxTehran, with the theme “En Route.” and Ghiabi believes that Iran could help them lead global conversations, as well as tackle major environmental and societal challenges. “With a population of 8 million and rising, Tehran’s biggest and most valuable resource is human capital,” explains Ghiabi. “We wanted to create a way to nurture local talent and ideas, and feed them back into our community.”
For the second event, Ghiabi and the team decided on the theme of “Verge of Breakthrough” to build on of the journey already set into motion. “Tehran was already en route towards a new future after the first event,” says Ghiabi, “One year later, we are ready for a breakthrough.”
The event was a major success, “an absolutely great TED-like experience,” according to Ghiabi.
Read the full article here: