x = independently organized TED event

Theme: I CAN

This event occurred on
November 16, 2013
4:00pm - 8:00pm +0330
(UTC +3.5hrs)

Welcome to the first TEDxYouth hosted in Iran. TEDxYouth@Tehran is based on a central premise that every young person is the captain of their destiny, the master of their life. They need to take responsibility for their life, be independent thinkers and explore their imagination. They need to feel empowered and bold to do game-changing innovations, technologies and businesses. We design our event theme and invite speakers to give the youth a sense of hope, examples of role models, ideas to innovate and create, and to reach their full potential

Institute of Culture, Arts and Architecture
خیابان انقلاب، بین خیابان ولیعصر و خیابان فلسطین، نبش خیابان برادران
Event type:
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Reza Bahrami Nezhad

An all-encompassing artist, writer and mentor will spark you to think twice about conventional career path and planning, and inspire you to “invent your career”. With new technologies, comes new markets and new opportunities, you may not need to “search” for a job, rather create a “job"

AmirAli Nabavian

A celebrity radio and TV host who has dazzled many viewers with his storytelling and humor. At TEDxYouth@Tehran, AmirAli will share another story, the Story of My Life

Alireza Eskandari

He is a teenager who has co-created two software startups. Both were born out of his passion and curiosity for different things. When you pursue and nurture your interests, even if unrelated, they eventually come together as pieces of a puzzle, and turn into an opportunity

Mohsen Malayeri

Mohsen loves coffee, startups and entrepreneurship. Founded a startup himself while ago, he is now helping the youth community in Iran to practice entrepreneurship. Mohsen is now the local organizer of StartupWeekend, facilitator at StartupNext and the vice president of Iran Entrepreneurship Association. In his talk he will share 7 pillars of a successful entrepreneur.

Nabila Ayoubi

Nabila is a first year law degree student who has worked through a series of personal challenges to secure her place at college, an ultimate goal and dream for her and her family.

Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, a company that will unleash the power of the Internet to all consumers and dramatically alter and simplify consumer’s digital living experience. Prior to founding Prodea Systems, Anousheh served as co-founder, CEO and chairman of Telecom Technologies, Inc. The company successfully merged with Sonus Networks, Inc., in 2000. On September 18, 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer. Anousheh earned a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent

Organizing team


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Alidad Hosseini
  • Reza Ghiabi
  • Ladan Asemi
    Graphic Design
  • Farokh Shahabi Nezhad
  • Asra Ranjbaran
    Partner Relations
  • Yasaman Matin
    Social Media / Youth Liaison