Colombo's TED Talks to get underway this month

6 September 2017 - 190   - 0

It’s been six years since TEDxColombo was a mere exciting idea. Since then, their audiences have grown from 100 (at the first event) to last year’s crowd of 1100 people. The team that was once a few teenagers and their family and friends is now a 13 member organizing committee with over 60 volunteers. “In honest truth, I never saw this coming” Safra Anver admits.

Last year’s event found them hosting TEDx Organizers from South Asia and TED Applications Manager in Sri Lanka. The event she says has grown beyond the regiform letters painted and transformed into end to end LED walls. They curate the event differently too in the way they prep their speakers and focus on topics that were more relatable and important to Sri Lanka.

2015 also found an expanding experience with Social Spaces, Speaker meet and greets workshops and interesting menus – all at subsidized rates. Continually trying to outdo their previous work, the event has expanded to younger audiences as well with TEDxYouth@Colombo and TEDxColomboLive which is a live stream of the TED conference.

Read more on TEDxColombo

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Nearly 85, 000 affected by adverse weather

The adverse weather that continues to prevail in the country has now affected 84, 943 persons from 18, 542 families across 12 districts, the Disast...

23 May 2018 - Views : 14

Two electrocuted while fixing cable to satellite dish

23 May 2018

Rainy conditions to enhance from today

23 May 2018

Police close off bridge linking Biyagama and Kaduwela

23 May 2018



Features & Analysis

In pictures : Asymmetry

The cast of Silent Hands recently presented Ric Robinson’s Asymmetry, a story of human relationships that ...

'Superman' star Margot Kidder dead at 69

Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the "Superman" films of the 1970s and 80s, has di...

In Pictures: 'Fun Home'

Captured here are images from the musical ‘Fun Home’ written by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron was pre...

“Chaos by SMS” this weekend

“Chaos by SMS” is back by popular demand. First staged in November last year, the play was an instant hit...