Friday, September 9, 2011

Twenty speakers selected for second TEDx Yerevan event…

Encouraged by the success of the inaugural gathering, “Beyond Borders,” TED has licensed the second TEDx Yerevan for 2011. The event will take place on Sept. 24 at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies. This year’s conference will focus on understanding youth, maturity, and transitions at the individual, institutional, and national level.

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.

The organizers released this trailer video today.

The twenty speakers selected for this year’s “Becoming Young” event are Sara Anjargolian, Nazik Armenakyan, Levon Aronian, Karen Balayan, Vahé Berberian, Eames Demetrios, Al Eisaian, John Marshall Evans, Arpine Grigoryan, Shushan Harutyunyan, Vrej Kassouny, Stepan Khzrtian, Narineh Mirzaeian, Aram Pakhchanian, Onic Palandjian, Artur Papyan, Sergey Sargsyan, Lara Setrakian, Artyom Shamtsyan, and yours truly, Jason Sohigian.

The hosts of the inaugural TEDx Yerevan event were Alexis Ohanian and Kristine Sargsyan, who is back to organize this year's gathering. Presenters included Armen Devejian, Hagop Emrazian, Rich Goldman, Hawk Khatcherian, Alexis Ohanian, Timothy Straight, and Serj Tankian. Videos of the presentations are available here.