TEDxYouthKamalpokhari, an independently organized TEDx event under the authorization from TED will kick off on 7th of July 2018 at Nepal Tourism Board, Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu.
The theme for the event, TEDxYouthKamalpokhari will be ‘Changing Currents’. In order to bring positive changes in the society, the event will provide a voice to local heroes. The event will feature inspirational stories of 10 local heroes across the nation who are willing to share their ideas and experiences.
The confirmed speakers till date include Aayushi KC (Founder of Khaalisisi), Asish Thakur (Executive Director of Glocal Pvt Ltd), Nawaraj Parajuli (Nepali poet, actor), Priya Sigdel (Miss Nepal Earth 2018), Ranju Darshana (Social Activist, Politician), Ashim Pandey (Founder of Yatri Motorcycles), and Sneha Shrestha (Founder of Sneha’s Care). The remaining speakers will be selected through an application process by the curators’ team.
Mr. Prayas Tiwari, the licensee, curator, and co-organizer at TEDxYouthKamalpokhari, mentioned how he absorbed his vision of organizing a branded TEDx event in Nepal. “Our event concerns shifts in our values, perspectives, and ideas because we are seeing rapid changes in every aspect of life; from medical research, transportation to the way we use our phone camera. We want to give the voice to people from different walks of life through this TEDx event,” he added.
Mr. Andrew Poudel, Director of Grace International which has partnered with TEDxYouthKamalpokhari, stated, “We have always been supporting youth-related programs that motivate and empowers youths. Thus, supporting this TEDx event falls under our CSR approaches to contribute in this dynamic of change led by youths. We believe in motivating youths of Nepal, whether living in Nepal or going abroad.” On a closing remark, Mr. Ajay Pandey, curator, and co-organizer at TEDxYouthKamalpokhari emphasized on their objective to bring a valuable and branded TED-like experience through TEDx in Nepal/
The ticket price for the event will be NPR. 1000 (for adults) and NPR. 750 (for students).