PayvandNews -Our lives in Tehran and worldwide is in constant motion. Time is always in transition. This was a reflection of TEDxTehran theme the past three years. We began with our city, Tehran En Route, heading towards an inflection point, The Verge of a Breakthrough that gave way to A New Paradigm. So what comes right after this journey to a New Paradigm?
Theme: Good Morning Tehran
Date: December 20th
Location: Vahdat Hall
There is a defining arc in time where the past, present and future are all unified, connecting the known and unknown. In this arc, we hold the wisdom of the past, the clarity of the present, and the possibilities of the future. That arc in time is the morning, the start of each and every day.
That is where we are now with TEDxTehran. We are at that arc and what comes next is Good Morning Tehran, three endearing and powerful words to embody the theme of TEDxTehran in 2016.
The morning can be an occasion to reconnect with our internal world, to reflect, reevaluate and to change the course of not only of a singular day, but perhaps our entire life.
For many of us “Good morning” are the first two words that begin our human interactions, setting the tone on how we engage the outside world. Above all, the morning is the call to action of our life purpose, our personal missions and goals.
The past three years, we helped spread a lot of ideas about Iran. We reflected on our past, celebrating our history, our food, our nature. We also looked into our future, exploring all the possibilities of technology, innovation and economic prosperity. These themes were a projection of what beckoned Iran. This year we focus on the present, the now of Tehran, the epicenter of Iran. And so we begin, Good Morning Tehran!
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
What is TEDx?
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 TEDxTehran, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTehran 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