VOLUME 10 ISSUE 94 NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Qurum ONE EVENT, MANY SPEAKERS, COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES
STORY GAUTAM VISWANATHAN
here is much that today’s youth don’t agree upon. You might like Barcelona, he might like Manchester United, she prefers Real Madrid. You might think Pepsi’s the greatest invention since sliced bread, he might think nothing’s as good as sliced bread. That being said, there’s not much in common between us, those that preceded us, and those that have (or, most likely will) come after us, either. The exasperating muttering of that phrase ‘kids these days’ is something you’ve either said to or received from someone. If you haven’t, you’re likely to hear it soon. And on this occasion, trust me, it’s just as bad to give as it is to receive. One that does unite all of us, though, is inspiration: It is the glue that has bound society since times immemorial, and will continue to do so, however wrong you might think I am. TED have always held the gold standard for inspiration and ideas, and now, Oman’s very own have decided to spread this endeavour. TEDxQurum is headed to Oman on November 11, and it was
only natural to catch up with some of the people who’d put so much love and dedication into seeing such a noble effort see the light of day. Nasreen Khalid - Event Curator and Lead My dream, when I had that cup of coffee that spawned this idea in January, is to create a truly unique, never-been-done-before TEDx event in Muscat. To embrace everything Omani. Omani inspiration. Unﬁltered... Ebaa Khurram - Branding and Marketing Lead For me, watching TEDx talks has always been an exciting source of inspiration and information. One thing that isn’t visible on that screen is the energy that the beautiful mix of unique people, joining heads and hands brings to each TEDx event. As part of the team, I am experiencing it ﬁrst-hand now and it is the best feeling ever.