Found in schools, libraries, cafes, restaurants, music clubs, living rooms, and at kitchen tables across the globe, TEDxSalon events are truly community affairs: small gatherings where attendees can eat, discuss, brainstorm, and connect in a more intimate atmosphere than a standard TEDx event.
Set up a screen, screen show-stopping TEDTalks, maybe unwrap a brown bag lunch or share a slice of cake, let a room of inquiring minds engage with some of the most thrilling ideas shaking up the world, and you have a TEDx Salon event.
What I’ve learned from TEDxBeirut is still raging in my mind. I felt proud, proud of being Lebanese, proud of having a glimpse at Lebanese dreams coming to life.
Lebanon is always perceived as an obstacle or rather an alibi for not achieving one’s goals. Saturday’s talks taught me otherwise. With enough faith, determination and perseverance, we can do it. Passion will get you there.
Every awakened feeling and triggered thought is priceless. The energy of the team behind TEDx was priceless. That is perhaps what touched me most. I’ve had the chance of being a small part of this team and I’ve learned so much about passion and dedication—even from afar.