x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Doing the right thing

This event occurred on
January 15, 2011
1:00pm - 3:00pm EAT
(UTC +3hrs)

Every Saturday we will be showing two videos of talks from the renowned TED conferences followed by a casual discussion.

Our first video features Brene Brown who studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. She explores how we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness.

Our second video features the latest Barry Schwartz TED Talk which dives into the question "How do we do the right thing?" He studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. He argues that having a society with fewer rules cultivates in humans the develop their inner moral compass. He shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.

Why TED Talks? We believe that our world needs to intelligently reassess our systems of governance, education, and cultural narratives. We need to creatively think about the roles of technology, human behaviour and collaborative civil society to create a more harmonious future. We believe that this event creates a space for open, exploratory dialogue to understand these issues, to ensure the diversity of our peoples and their thoughts are a source of intelligent constructive creativity rather than conflict.

Westgate Mall, Cinema 1
Nairobi, 00100
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Organizing team


Nairobi, Kenya
  • Farida Sher