In a world sworn by the mannerisms of a status quo, the only way to break out would seem to lie in the hands of select individuals who strive to make a difference - a difference that we can all relate to.
TEDxColombo is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest TEDx events having sparked inspiration since 2011. This year, the energetic team behind the brand will be hosting their next grand-scale TEDx event with a seating capacity of over 900.
With six speakers and two performers carefully handpicked after a thorough screening process based on global TED standards and regulations, the event presents itself with a new theme this year around, aptly titled- ‘Blueprint of Change’. Change is a constant process that affects us as a society and as individuals. It can cut across different fields and disciplines, impacting human lives in multiple areas. Sri Lanka has seen an increased development in infrastructure, connecting diverse people from across the island. Simultaneously, there is a boom in different industries with start-ups and small industries mushrooming across the country. Therefore, it is now more important than ever to engage with these phenomena of change in everyday life. This year’s TEDxColombo event will revolve around the concepts of original ideas, challenges, passions, experience and inspirations. The event seeks to help the audience ideate the theme of ‘Blueprint of Change’ and to then try and define it in their own terms. It is set to spark the thought process of what influenced the idea, and how it has unleashed a method to meet unmet needs. Individuals at the event would be induced to question themselves as to what change they can make, be it even on a personal level in order to be able to cope and adapt to the inevitable boon of variation that stands before us. With a speaker line-up that includes renowned individuals who have innovated in their respective fields - ranging from entrepreneurship, legal transparency, ecology, economy and the arts – ‘Blueprint of Change’ the independently organised TEDxColombo event will be hosted at the Nelum Pokunaon August 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.