We here at TEDxLahore, in our continued mission to spread hope and awareness to the people of this great city, are organizing the next chapter in the TEDxLahore saga. Most of you might be familiar with a TEDx event and even more will have viewed at least one TED/TEDx talk. But, this time around, we’re not doing just a plain TEDx event. We are doing a TEDx Women event.
TEDxLahoreWomen, how is that different from a regular TEDxLahore event? You might ask.
The basic difference is right there in the name, TEDxLahoreWomen is an event focused more on women, their struggles and their achievements. It’ll be held around the same time as the global TED Women event (which you’ll also get a small taste of at TEDxLahoreWomen).
The idea behind a TED or TEDx Women event is to have an event focused solely on the amazing work being done by the women in our society. A couple years ago, the organizers of TED conferences realized that the number of TED talks being produced had an uncharacteristically low number of female speakers as compared to the male speakers. Whatever the reasons for this discrepancy, it needed to be addressed. So, in the spirit of bringing more women to the center stage, it was decided to have one event every year, focused more on women. And this year, TEDxLahore is organizing the first ever TEDxWomen event in Pakistan.
Now that you’re up to speed with the concept behind this event, let’s talk about what you can expect at TEDxLahoreWomen. Of course, there are going to be some amazing speakers at the event. These speakers are going to be revealed in the coming days, so don’t forget to follow us on social media to get to know the speakers at TEDxLahoreWomen.
Then, there will be live videos streamed straight from the global TEDWomen 2016 event being held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The global event this year has the theme, ‘It’s about time…’. For more details about the global event, visit TEDWomen.
We also have a few other activities planned for you which we’ll keep to ourselves for now as a surprise.
Excited about TEDxLahoreWomen? Want to be a part of the first TEDxWomen event of Pakistan? Then stay tuned to TEDxLahoreWomen for more information about the registration procedure.