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TEDxDhaka 2014 Session 1: Saving Tomorrow

Speakers from this first session of TEDxDhaka 2014 are focused on breaking barriers of discrimination, traditional education, and the way we view a fading historic place. IQBAL HABIB Our first speaker, Iqbal Habib, spoke on inclusive housing and living conditions in Dhaka. According to Habib, the urban slums in Bangladesh house some 60% of the […]

TEDxDhaka 2014: 1 More Day!

TEDxDhaka is back! We are breaking barriers by spreading worthwhile ideas that demand actions beyond the ordinary and that create positive change in our communities. On November 22, 2014, we will welcome a number of outstanding figures from diverse fields to the stage at the Krishibid Institution in Dhaka, Bangladesh. From human rights activists like […]

TEDxDhaka 2014: Information for Confirmed Attendees

Dear TEDster,We are so thrilled to learn you will be attending TEDxDhaka 2014 on November 22nd at the KIB Complex! To ensure an engaging, peacefully mellow and thrilling experience at the conference we want to make sure you know all the key information about the event and your attendance beforehand. Here is some information that will help […]

TEDxDhaka 2014: Breaking Barriers

Enough of anticipation, it’s time for the annual TEDxDhaka conference, we are getting ready and so should you! This year’s TEDxDhaka will take place on November 22nd and the theme is “Breaking Barriers”. So we resurrected in 2012 with a dream of a “Different Bangladesh” followed by being the change (TEDxDhaka 2012 Be the Change), […]

TEDxDhaka 2013 Session 4: Beauty and Beast

Wrapping up this year’s TEDxDhaka event, three women and one man enlightened us with their breadth of knowledge, powerful thinking, and insightful perspectives. The first speaker was Wasfia Nazreen, one of the first Bangladeshis to climb Mount Everest, who galvanized the audience with stories of her physical and spiritual journey to the summit of some […]

TEDxDhaka 2013 Session 3: Dreams and Dents

Pacing the stage at the first afternoon session of  TEDxDhaka 2013 was one of Bangladesh’s most artistic minds: Shahidul Alam.  The founder of Pathshala, he is an award winning photographer whose institute in Bangladesh trains journalists, helping to imbue them with the skills and values necessary to create positive change. Next, Rubaiya Ahmad, an animal […]

TEDxDhaka 2013 Session 2: Order and Disorder

During the second TedxDhaka session, speakers from diverse professions addressed heated issues now present in Bangladesh. Using the story of the dreadful collapse of the Rana Plaza building, Mamnoon Murshed Chowdhury, an architect, shared his thoughts on how greed leads to destruction.  Next, MIT graduates Stephen Kennedy and Albert Ching lit up the event with […]