TEDxColombo was formed by a group of young individuals to help spread awareness and allow our leaders and thinkers to have a stage to make a difference and speak out their ideas. This group comes from varying backgrounds and varying age groups with the same goal in mind. We are here to show our people that we can only move forward at this time in our lives.
Our Vision for Sri Lanka
There are many ideas that are yet to be explored in Sri Lanka. TEDxColombo will act as a platform for speakers to voice these ideas and gain recognition on a global scale. It will also enable recognized speakers to share their ideas and experiences in a more public forum. Thus, we believe that this event will help stir up debate and discussion among people in the country, and outside on pressing issues and ideas that are gaining ground today.
While individual achievement can be great, sometimes it takes some serious teamwork to get things done, from winning a game to completing a client project on time. Unfortunately, working in a team comes with its own host of challenges,as sometimes egos clash and not everyone is on the same page when it comes to work ethic. No matter what your personal challenges are, it’s important to remind yourself why working in a team can be the best way to go and also to learn some new ways you can improve the group dynamic and get more out of your team effort.
Being the boss can be a great thing, but sometimes it’s a good idea to give up the driver’s seat and let someone else take charge.Having too many choices 5 and too much power can be a bad thing, which may just encourage you to let other members of the team take over once in a while. Collaboration in business is changing, replacing closed groups with more open, fluid networks.
One of the biggest sites of collaboration in recent years has been the web, most specifically the social web. Digital collaborative settings are really just outgrowths of our own natural instinct to work in a group. It’s an enlightening look at the role of teamwork in human society and how that role is changing as new technologies evolve, both useful to know more about when you’re trying to get a diverse group of employees to work together on a modern problem
What is TEDx
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxColombo, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxColombo event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.