x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
October 26, 2013
10:00am - 2:30pm EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Jbeil - Byblos

For the second time only in four years, TEDxSKE is moving out of home and going to the beautiful and old souk of Jbeil, Byblos.

The "Centre Culturel Municipal de Jbeil" is located right in the old souk of Jbeil and is considered a heritage site. There is no better place for us to start our monthly "out-of-home" TEDxSKE series than this beautiful venue.

We will start our journey at 10:00 am with breakfast in the outdoor garden (crossing fingers that the sun will be shining!) and we will continue the journey till after the salon with lunch in one of Jbeil's beautiful seaside restaurants.

Here is all you need to know about TEDxSKE salon in Jbeil:

WHERE: CLAC "Centre Culturel Municipal" in the old Souk of Jbeil, Byblos.

WHEN: Saturday 26th of October, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (till 2:30 p.m.)

WHAT: We’ll screen 2 to 3 TED talks (videos) and have a small discussion after each video.

WHAT ELSE: We'll host 3 local spoken word poets (yes! self-expression at its peak!)

WHAT AFTER: We will have lunch in a restaurant in Jbeil.


If you are not familiar with our TEDxSKE salon series, here is something for you:

TEDxSKE is a weekly TEDx salon held at our home.

TEDxSKE was born on 19.03.09.

After watching Jill Bolte Taylor's amazing talk "My Stroke of Insights", i immediately got hooked to TED, and my first thought was that this is too good not to be shared.

This is how i got the crazy idea of inviting my friends over to our place to watch TED talks and discuss them, a kind of a TEDxSKE salon...

Our friends were crazy enough to commit to these gatherings, and we've been doing these weekly TEDxSKE sessions every week, NON-STOP since then!

It started with friends, ended with complete strangers, knocking on our door, attending the sessions, adding value to our gatherings.

At first, it was fun, but then i realized that these gatherings were affecting me and the attendees so much! Change was happening, new ideas were born and discussed, people were being more open to looking at the other perspective, from the other side of the coin, people were taking action, and this is where i realized the power of TED.

Under the official mission of "Spreading Knowledge & Entertainment", TEDxSKE aims at reviving intellectual discussions amongst groups, triggering mind-boggling subjects, and as a byproduct, we also regained the lost art of debate along the way...

CLAC- Centre Culturel Municipal de Jbeil
Old Souk of Jbeil
Jbeil - Byblos
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Dayna Ash

Founder of Haven for Artists. Haven for Artists helps and contributes to the growth of all artists. Haven hopes to create a community in which all artists, friends and peers can have an appreciative and empowering surrounding to express their art forms. Haven aims to raise awareness so that people could view art within Beirut and give them all a place where they, as artists of all kind can be discovered and appreciated.

Organizing team


Beirut, Lebanon
  • Nadim Kamel
  • Patrick Abi Salloum
  • Mahmoud Baayoun
  • Abdulrahman Singer
  • Mohamad Hindi
  • Stephanie Geryes