When I came across this event, I’d thought I was late to the party. Glad they’ve sold only about 2/3 of their 1,500 seats. 🙂
TED is well-knowned for it’s inspiring webcast which have touched most of our lives. I like TED because it’s not a technology-centric community and you don’t get to hear just IT fellas talking on a stage (not that I’m saying IT fellas are boring).
It’s thru TED I discovered Daniel Pink and his book “DRIVE“. If you are looking for a book that explains how to drive intrinsic engagement & motivation in an individual, you should check out his book or better still, just watch this TED webcast from Daniel.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and TED Talks can come from basically any individual who have something interesting and inspiring to share! Regardless of your passion, you will surely be able to find something of interest in a TED talk (unless of course if you have already wandered into Zombieland).
But not everyone has the opportunity to attend a TED conference – unless you frequently travels to the US or UK – therefore it was a blessing to us (in Malaysia) when a group of enterprising peeps got together in 2009 to start TEDxKL, which is basically a local self-organized conference bringing people together to create and share a TED-like experience.
This year’s theme is Life Hacking, and if you want to be inspired by those who have hacked their life, if you want to find a sense of purpose for yourself, instill autonomy into your own roadmap and seek the mastery you crave, come and have your mind blown away for half a day in this awesome brain spa event right in the middle of KL this coming 3rd August. Dinner’s included in the package. And the high energy of 1,500 like-minded ppl in the same room will certainly jazz you up! For more details, head over to http://www.tedxkl.com/
In the meantime, why don’t you check out the 20 most watched tedtalks?
I’ll leave you with an inspiring talk at the first TedxKL from the late Yasmin Ahmad, her very last public speech.