x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Passion

This event occurred on
November 14, 2019
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

Our theme for the TEDx event is Passion – We aim to inspire a fervor to introduce a plethora of revolutionary ideas revolving around leadership, persistence, perseverance, success- a search for the purpose of your life and redefine the very concept of “Passion” itself.
The word- “passion” has often been interpreted as ardour, fervor and dedication- mostly, a positive connotation of the word but this opportunity will provide our speakers to have a multi-dimensional perspective and go into the very depths of exploring this very concept that has kept great philosophers and thinkers of every age, mesmerized.
Our orators will endeavor navigate you through their stories of personal accomplishment, through their own trials and tribulations, to inspire you to realise your passion and to attain that faraway goal- contentment. For contentment is all that we seek and it is through the gateway of our passion, we may realise that the destination and the journey are one!
So let us all come together and connect with each other to find our true passion, because - “One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” by E.M Forster

The Westminster School
Baghdad Street,10th Street,Al Ghusais School Zone
Dubai, Dubayy, 27016
United Arab Emirates
Event type:
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Alston Bernard D'Souza

A student at The Westminster School, Dubai, | PADI Dive Master
An industrious lad who has mastered the art of captivating the mind through meaningful conversations.

Caroline Leon

Co-founder of A Life of Education
Caroline Leon is an Australian born health and fitness enthusiast who holds a BA. Med. Sc. and a Grad Dip. in International Health. After almost a decade living in the Middle East, Caroline fell over 7m from an outdoor rock-climbing wall in Dubai. She was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries & spent months in hospital to reconstruct her feet, pelvis and spine. After 14 surgeries, 23 blood transfusions and 2 years of extensive rehabilitation Caroline regained the ability to walk. The arduous journey of recovery & healing lead to the birth of A Life of Education, an online fitness education platform she co-founded. Today, Caroline is showcasing what the tenacious human spirit is capable of, when it sets its mind on something. This journey has lead her all the way to being the first person in the world to attempt to summit all the mountains in the Middle East. To follow her journey visit @caroline_d_leon

Mohammed Abubaker Jassim

A student at The Westminster School, Dubai
A conscientious student who dares to be different and flow against the tide. In a nutshell, an unconventional thinker.

Omar Ghanem

CEO & Co-Founder, U-Light - Impact Entrepreneur, TWS Alumnus
Did you ever wonder what the secret to success is? Believe it or not, it's failure. Omar is an award-winning entrepreneur & storyteller obsessed with business for purpose. In 2018, after graduating from the American University of Sharjah, he started a social enterprise with his co-founders called U-Light with a goal to end energy poverty. However, prior to becoming an Expo Live Innovation Program Winner, Arabian Business Future Star, Forbes 30U30 Social Entrepreneur Nominee & a Hult Prize United Nations Finalist - there were a lot of failures leading up to those moments. Today, Omar shares his journey from inside the walls of his high school, all the way to the UN HQ where he pitched his business for a million dollars, and lost - only to continue leading U-Light to landing a six figure grant, getting them closer than ever to their goal. To learn more about his journey visit or follow him on instagram @omarghanem77

Rosalyn Flory

A student at The Westminster School, Dubai
A devoted leader who loves connecting and communicating with people to develop a compassionate side to herself.

Shabria Saif

Student Change - maker, TWS Alumna
A millennial who may be young of age, but has thoughts that will invoke even the veterans to stop and listen.

Warren Martin

A student at The Westminster School, Dubai
A soft spoken artist who lets his work speak for himself.

Organizing team


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Abhijit Sen
  • Alston Bernard D'souza
  • Ermish Imtiaz
  • Ikya Ekanayake
  • Nilambari Gokhale
  • Sasha Zaki