The theme is “Generation: Anxious,” (comma intentional) and this feels like one of the most apt theme we’ve had so far. Talk to people about their anxieties, and the same questions come up, over and over. Am I going the right way? Why am I doing this? Is this going too fast or too slow? We in TEDxJakarta ask ourselves the same questions. Are we doing what we set out to do? Are we spreading ideas to our community? How do we design our events to ensure the audience can meet, talk and be inspired by everyone around them?
This year we’re holding our event in Teater Salihara. It’s a cozier feel; it’s more intimate, we expect to host around 300 people this time around. After several events with different audience numbers, we feel this is just the right amount – not so overwhelming, but large enough to allow diversity of ideas.
Expect talks about developing science, discovering history, speaking out and finding your voice. Imagine a show where, even as you sit down, you have no clue what will happen or who you will see. Will you be a part of that show?