As readers of this blog would know, we are hosting TEDxColombo, a spin off from the world renowned TED conference. Based on the theme of “Ideas for Sri Lanka’s Future” at this important juncture in our history, the event would feature 4 live speakers and 3 Ted talks and lots of space for discussion, debate and lots of good ideas.
Date : Sunday, 19th of July @ Punchi Theatre from 9.30 to 4.30 pm (registrations start at 9 am).
The speakers for the event are as follows,
- Rohan Samarajiva (Chair of Lirneasia) on the topic of implementing tri-lingual government services.
- Nushad Perera, CMO of Dialog Telekom on the topic of “Fixed vs. Mobile”.
- Asantha Sirimanne, Editor-in-chief of Lanka Business Online on Fiscal Responsibility.
- Lakshman Gunasekera, former Editor of Sunday Observer. on the Topic of Transforming Sri Lanka’s Media Culture
Watch the TEDxColombo twitter for updates and connect to us from Facebook. If you’d like to attend the event, register online. We are fast running out of places. If you need quick info feel free to give us a buzz on 0774186560
Thanks for all the bloggers and tweeps who are helping us spread the word (blogs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ) All of you deserve free tickets. email tedxcol[at]beyondborders.lk with the subject line “Blogger tickets” to get one.
We won’t be streaming the event, but we’ll be recoring it and sending it to TED, who might it put up on their site if they think it’s worth it.