What is a TEDx conference all about?

Imagine a day filled with incredible ideas, brilliant speakers, inspiring videos and overwhelmingly impressive conversations. Well, that is what a TEDx conference is like. TEDx is a non-profit program designed to help leaders, communities and organizations develop conversational skills, in which they can share their ideas and engage the public with their thoughts. A TEDx event is a local convention where live TED-like talks and previously recorded videos at TED conferences are shared with the community with inspiring purposes.

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What does the X stands for?

The X means that it is an independent event but under the license of the official TED conference.

On Saturday I assisted to Nicaragua’s third TEDx conference in The “Ruben Dario National Theater”. Although it lasted over 6 hours, it was worth the time. We received 14 TEDx talks each of 18 minutes. They covered a vast variety of topics, from subjects about animal abuse to male chauvinism. My favorite ones were “Sillicon Valley a lo nica” by Natalia Adler and “Pensando en grande” by Oscar Amador.

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Sillicon Valley a lo Nica was by the Chief of Social Policy at UNICEF Nicaragua. She talked about her idea to develop the Tola region in Nicaragua just like Sillicon Valley was developed in California. Tola has a potential to be developed like that. It is a beautiful region with alluring beaches and waves.

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“Pensando en grande” (“Thinking Big”) was by an official member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He shared his idea about making the Nicaragua’s famous “Fuego & Agua Survival run” world known, just like the Tour de France in Paris. Fuego & Agua is a loop course in the Ometepe Island in Nicaragua. Visit the web page if you want to participate (http://fuegoyagua.org/survival-run-nicaragua/)Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 11.54.43 AM

Overall the conference was very enriching. It enlightened me and gave me various ideas to put into perspective! The next time I really want to participate in a TEDx conference, since many thoughts blowing in my mind right now ;).

PS: We had an Operation Smile stand during breaks! (If you want to know more about Operation Smile read my previous post).

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