All the Magic Worth Spreading, Now Online
There are 18 gifts to the world in our bag of gifts this year, and we’re sharing them online, one every day, as one memorable year comes to an end and another exciting one begins.
World Arabic Language Day
١٨ ديسمبر: اليوم العالمي للغة العربية
سوزان تلحوق: مين قال إذا حكينا عربي منبطل “كول“؟
اتخذت سوزان تلحوق مبادرة إحياء اللغة العربية بأسلوب شبابي إبداعي معاصر. يتمحور الخطاب حول كيفية إحياء اللغة العربية، وشرح الأسباب التي تدفعنا الى الحفاظ عليها، والأهم كيف نتحول من شباب مستهلك لكل شيء بما فيها اللغة الى شباب منتج ومبدع بلغته يستهلك ما يريد لا بل يختار بحذر ما يستهلكه.
A Magical Hat-trick
3 Spectacular Sessions.
18 Unique Speakers and Performers.
1,200 Amazing Audience Members.
We’re under the spell of it all and in awe of everyone who made it happen. Every part was well played, and every piece fell right in place on November 17th to make this dream event a magical day for TEDxBeirut.
Thank You to everyone who made this day happen.
Live Illustrations of TEDxBeirut Speakers by Karim Al-Dahdah
Visualizing "All we need is" Answers
Visualization of “All we need is” answers by TEDsters who registered to TEDxBeirut 2012.
Information design and layout: Joumana Ibrahim
An Awesome Day in Beirut
“What a peaceful, imaginative, inspirational, creative, passionate, thought provoking and all around awesome day in Beirut…. yes, Beirut! Thank you TEDx Beirut!” — Mary Henningsen via Facebook
Loved Every Minute
“Well Done!!! You all outdone yourselves! Hats off to Patsy Z and every member in the leadership team! Loved every minute of it…” —Ali Shami via Facebook
All The Way From LA
“Livestreamed from LA, it was impeccable! The quality of the talks, the organization, the creativity of the social spaces, the dynamic with the audience, and your passion that came across in the loveliest way possible- music!” —Rasha Hamze via Facebook
Our most beautiful salon yet, and we'd be lying if we just said a Full House
Set in an old renovated Library, our TEDxBeirutSalon at the Youth and Culture Center in Zouk Mikael took off to a world of ideas and conversations coming to life outside the book pages and the library shelves greeting our 300-attendee-strong audience… We’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Food For Thought
Our TEDxBeirut 2012 speakers auditions leave us so far with much to reflect upon, as we take in the sheer range of vibrant ideas that have made their way to our stage. As proudly as these ideas shared with us their inspiring worth, we look forward to unleash them to the world at our main TEDxBeirut event in November as ideas worth sharing.
TEDxBeirutSalon in Tripoli: A Great Success! Against All Odds.
Together with Tripoli coordinators, we dreamt big when we set out to organize a TEDxBeirut salon in Tripoli. We looked past the limits, and the result was amazing; an enthusiastic crowd, anticipating with a warm welcome, which set the tone for the best TEDxBeirutSalon ever.
The salon unfolded with amazing energy, sweeping through the venue and hopefully beyond its walls. The inspiring presence of Hala Fadel, who usually leaves us at a loss for words, reminded us all that optimistic avenues can find their way in difficult circumstances.
Yes, TEDxBeirutSalon in Tripoli was undoubtedly the best so far, and we thank the lovely Tripoli community for making it such a success, against all odds. This salon will hold a special place in our collective memory, and we like to believe that the best is yet to come.
TEDxBeirut Blog: From Limitation to Inspiration to Action
The first TEDxBeirutSalon in 2012 was a success!
Besides the ‘wire trip-over’ incident at the beginning – as I was later informed that someone actually stepped on the sound cable and accidentally broke the transmission – the rest was pure brain candy.
First, there was the crowd, chatting and buzzing in anticipation. Then…