TEDxTehran 2017

Date:

Dec 22, 2017

Time:

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Venue:

Milad Tower, Main Conference Hall

Crossroads

These past four years, we have helped a lot of ideas to spread —while embracing the past, present and the future of our community. From Tehran En Route and On the Verge of Breakthrough, to The New Paradigm and Good Morning Tehran, our previous themes tapped into almost forty different angles to examine our collective challenges and address them with emotional as well as rational viewpoints and solutions.

Yet, we are not satisfied with the ratio of problems versus solutions around us. The reason is simple: with the world getting more complex, the challenges we are facing grow more critical than ever. At times like this, the existence of multi-disciplinary solutions is a must. Thus, we have chosen the Crossroads theme to spark our collective creativity this year.

The literal definitions of crossroads include “an intersection or junction” and “a place where two or more roads meet”. However, metaphorical definitions of crossroads include, “a point at which a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences”, “convergence”, and “a place of common ground”. For us, cross roads are about choices and mixtures. We believe innovation happens at the crossroads between good and bad, risk and reward, truth and lie, past and future.

So for the TEDxTehran 2017, we will be tapping into the minds of responsible optimist individuals who have the will, knowledge, resources, and most importantly the ideas to foster positive changes in our collective future. We will include critics and point out challenges, but we will also give voice to quiet doers and hidden treasures. And through it all, we will seek an adventurous and insightful road to step in.

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TEDxTehran 2017 Speaker Lineup

Speakers will be announced soon!
All TEDxTehran Talks are posted online, giving our community access to showcase and exchange their ideas with the rest of the world.

Farid Shokrieh

UPSIDE DOWN: AN INVERTED MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP STORY

Kiarash Aramesh

HOW WE FOOL OURSELVES IN TIMES OF SICKNESS

Ehsan Jahandarpour

GROWTH HACKING: TODAY’S EFFICACIOUS MINDSET FOR GROWTH

Paniez Paykari

THE MORE WE KNOW, THE MORE WE KNOW WE DON'T KNOW

Hamidreza Keshavarz Mohammadian

THE HAZARDS OF AI: BEWARE!

Mohammad Kazem Ghanbari

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF INTERNET IN IRAN

Christopher Patrick Peterka

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CROSSROAD BETWEEN GUTENBERG AND ZUCKERBERG

Reza Sayah

HOW TO SPOT NEWS THAT'S NOT NEWS

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TEDxTehran is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. Everyone involved is in it just for the love of spreading great ideas. TEDxTehran is led by a steering committee and supported by volunteers on several specialized committees

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