TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it "the ultimate brain spa" and "a four-day journey into the future." The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono
They also seek out emerging artists, scientists and thinkers, introducing them to the TED community well before they hit the mainstream. After all, TED is about much more than just famous names. It is about passion, laughter, beauty, ingenuity and ideas capable of changing the world.
Thier presenters may run the world’s most admired companies or design its best-loved products; they invent world-changing devices and create ground-breaking media. They are trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses.
WHAT IS TEDX?
Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking videos and mind-blowing conversation. By organizing TEDxUMT we will create a unique gathering in our community that will unleash new ideas, inspire and inform.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.
A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.
This is the first time a TEDx event is being held at UMT and we plan to organize one every year. Only some of the top most Universities in Pakistan have managed to organize such event and we want UMT to be one of those Universities. This event will be a big achievement for us but most of all we would be honored to serve the institute in which we will spend 4 years of our lives, the institute which strives to bring us the unrivaled quality education and tries to instill in us its values which will lead us to be a top notch professional in our respective fields and responsible Pakistani and global citizens.
What it means for SBE
We understand that SBE is one of the best business schools in Pakistan because it promotes thinking outside the box, to be innovative, to inspire and be inspired. A TEDx event is exactly what it is missing. An event on a global format which also stands for putting inspiring ideas out there.
Moreover, SBE is the school which supports its student in every innovative step they take. This is the reason that all of the core members of TEDxUMT are from SBE including the curator.
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