In the same spirit of ideas worth spreading, at TEDx Yerevan, TEDTalk videos and live speakers combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
In an all-day event, 17 speakers, including Serj Tankian via videotape, addressed a 200 person, full-house, invited audience.
The speakers included Alexis Ohanian from the US, who contributed actively to securing the TEDx Yerevan event license, had participated in a TED conference in 2009, where he presented “the positive impact of social media on solving various issues”. His Yerevan talk was entitled “You’ve lost control (and that’s OK!). Alexis, who co-founded Reddit.com with a roommate and watched it become one of the World Wide Web’s most striking examples of democracy in action, also founded Breadpig, Inc., an “uncorporation” that’s responsible for bringing geeky things into the world like.
All of you who attended -- especially those of you who spoke & brought this conference to fruition -- should be extremely proud of how TEDxYerevan turned out. I can't thank you enough.
Everything I've read from attendees has been quite positive. The conference also got a great review in Armenian Weekly.