An oasis in the desert: TedX global ideas brought to Yemen
Yemen's TEDxSanaa conference hopes to attract a sea of talents in diverse fields
After Yemen obtained permission to hold the TEDxSana’a Conference by the international TED Organization more than one month ago, conference organizers endeavor to make it the most prominent conference and the first of its kind in Yemen.
Event organizer Mazin Al-Habashi said the conference will attract a sea of talents in diverse fields including medicine, art, science, music, society, technology and sports. High-quality video recordings will be shown to the audience during the conference, and the videos will be handed over to TED Sana’a in order to provide participants with the opportunity to reach a worldwide audience, Al-Habashi said.
Waddah Al-Absi, another organizer, said that last Sunday the official website of TEDxSana’a was released as a first initial step.
“The website will be an important window for communication with the audience seeking to participate and display their original, exceptional talents.”
The conference’s purpose is to attract the most talented people in various fields, according to organizers who say there are many success stories in the country that merit audience display as a route to inspire talented people everywhere. Organizers said the conference would be a platform for Yemeni creativity and innovation.
Al-Absi said applications for participation will be via the TEDx official website, which will offer the latest conference news.
“We have been waiting long time to hold this conference in Yemen,” Waleed Al-Sakkaf, an organizer member, said. “We are very enthusiastic, though it will entail our hard work. We know that there will be positive reaction by the fans of this conference whether application, support or voluntary for the sake of the success of this conference.”
The conference will be held at the end of December, and preparations are underway to pave the way. Al-Sakkaf said the hope is that this conference will best biggest and most prominent in Yemen.
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