TEDx Yerevan 2012 – When Change is not a Choice

Early in 2012, I was honored to be invited to speak at TEDx Yerevan. TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is quite well know as the speaker series where, “Ideas Worth Spreading” are shared. TEDx is the official extension of the series, allowing the conference to spread geographically, and appeal to different audiences. The TEDx in Yerevan, Armenia, though only held annually since 2010, had built a fantastic reputation. With an incredible organizer in Kristine Sargsyan, enchanting speakers like the renowned¬†international journalist, Lara Setrakian¬†(who correctly predicted to me that the experience would be life-changing), and the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, and the gorgeous,¬† bleeding-edge TUMO conference center as stage, both the excitement, as well as the pressure to contribute meaningfully, were intense from the moment I decided to go. The theme of the conference was ’embracing change,’ and I thought there … Continue reading »