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Kathmandu, Nepal
July 30th, 2011

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About this event

TEDxKathmandu was hosted in July 2011 with a total of nine speakers presenting their 'ideas worth spreading." The speakers—respected and recognized artists, entrepreneurs, and social activists—presented their world-changing ideas and shared their experience during their talk. The theme of the event was 'Innovation, Change, Sustainability.'

The reason we felt Kathmandu needed a TEDx event is simple: with our absolute obsession with politics, most discussions that could otherwise have been very useful are always somehow embroiled with politics. One cannot discuss about bringing an educational reform without bringing the issue of political interference in the sector; when discussing about the development of contemporary Nepali music, you have to express it in terms of the current political scenario inevitably. While discussion of political ideas is certainly good, if not essential, for a vibrant democracy, we felt Nepal should move beyond that, more into discussion innovation, entrepreneurship and great ideas. Thus, TEDxKathmandu.

Venue and Details

Nepal Tourism Board Hall

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Nimesh Ghimire
Kathmandu, Nepal

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Charu Chadha
Shirish Pokharel
Nimesh Ghimire
Mohammad Tajim
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