In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx Ashesi University, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDx Ashesi University event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel
~ Eloise Ristad
We have all faced challenges or misfortunes either in the past year or since we were born. Some of them have shaped who we are and how we see the world. Others have broken us and opened our eyes to where we fall short. The best stories are those where the true grit of the character is unearthed in the face of adversity.
The theme, Adversities as Assets, encourages speakers to explore the painful nightmares of their past, the haunting mistakes of the present and the uncontrollable future that lies before them. The embodiment of strength comes in embracing our shortcomings and turning them into assets.
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