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TEDx Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxDubai, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDubai...

Sat, Oct 10, 2009 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM EDT

United Arab Emirates

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TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxDubai, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDubai event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


Leo Laporte

Talking about: Revolutionizing The Media

For the first time in the Middle East Leo will address TEDx Dubai 2009 audience with a talk on how it is possible to revolutionize broadcasting, and live a happy life.

Dr. Naif Al Mutawa

Talking about: From Mecca to Metropolis

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa is the creator of THE 99-the first group of superheroes born of an Islamic archetype. THE 99, has received positive attention from the international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, Wired, Elle, The Washington Post and The Guardian. Recently, Forbes named THE 99 as one of the top 20 trends sweeping the globe. Read more about the worldwide coverage of THE 99.

Jiochi Ito

Talking about: Sharing Economy

Joichi Ito spends his time working in the public, private and non-profit sectors focusing on the Internet and innovation. In the past, Ito worked primarily in traditional media, having worked in Hollywood developing motion pictures and as the associate to the executive producer on Sean Penn’s first film as a director, “Indian Runner”. He worked at NHK, the public Japanese broadcaster and as a columnist and contributor to both US and Japanese publications and television shows.

Mohammad Gawdat

Talking about: Emerging Markets

Mohammad’s biggest passion is emerging markets, considering the vast degree of cultural diversity and challenges it faces. He is fascinated by the role that technology plays in empowering people in those communities and has dedicated his career towards that passion.

TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.

TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and; and the TED Prize. TED2010, “What the world Needs Now,” will be held Feb 9-13, 2010, in Long Beach, California, with a simulcast event in Palm Springs, California. TEDGlobal 2009, “The Substance of Things Not Seen,” will be held July 21-24, 2009, in Oxford, UK and TEDIndia will be held in November 2009.

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