TEDx is an inspiration from the TED’s sole mission of ‘Ideas worth spreading’. Technology, Entertainment and Design raise to the power of x defines TEDx, where ‘x’ stands for an independently organized TED event. The event is designed and organized to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to get encouraged through dialogue sessions which depict the TED like experiences at the local level. The event involves not only screening of TED videos and live streams but also live presenters, this initiates deep conversation connections.
NUST will be making history on 24th of November, 2011 this year by hosting the first ever TEDx event in any public sector University of Pakistan. The event has been collaboration between I R NUSTIAN and NUST Entrepreneurship Club. It is due to the immense support of I R NUSTIAN fans, authors and contributors that it gave it the strength to go this far and initiate the idea of organizing TEDx event at NUST level. The collaboration with NUST Entrepreneurship Club later on opened all the gates to actually make it happen on NUST soil.
The pre event planning, preparations and arrangements were started just after the University reopened for the fall semester. Regular meetings, marketing plan of the event which comprised of flyers to social media, registration of volunteers, attendees, sponsors, selection and invitations to Speakers etc took the organizers two months to make the final launch ceremony possible on 2nd November,2011. The work was divided equally among the NEC members and the I R Nustian team. Every member of the TEDxNUST team was motivated enough to make it a success and brighten the name of NUST. The only idea behind such efforts, had work and motivation was to let the NUSTians have more exposure to innovation, ideas and creativity which could lighten up their minds and persuade them to bring their brilliant creative ideas into reality.
A launch event was also arranged at the SEECs seminar hall to hire students as the volunteers to work in the organization committee. The launch ceremony event was a huge success and a large number of students from not only H-12 sector but also from EME , MCS etc honored us by being the part of the event.
9 speakers including a sitar perfomance have been invited on the platform of TEDxNUST. As the attendee license is limited, so every registered member might not get the chance to attend the program. For those who will not be able to join us at the event a live streaming has also been planned so that they will be provided with a chance to access the conference session live from the NUST premises on their computer over internet.
With the idea generation by iRnustian to the execution by NEC, this joint venture will Inshallah be making difference in the minds, creativity and imagination of NUSTians next week on 24th of November, 2011. We hope to achieve the honor of your presence at the event with a hope that our little effort will actually Rekindle the thoughts of NUSTians and make Pakistan a better place for our future generations.