About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TEDxIMU 2019

Take Two🎬: Pause & Rewind

Last year, TEDxIMU taught you to see the unnoticed. This year, our event returns with a fresh new scope, to bring you on a journey to revisit and challenge old ideas. The theme for TEDxIMU 2019 is ‘Take Two🎬: Pause & Rewind’. To get the details right and fit the director’s vision, movie scenes are often shot in more than one take. We embrace the idea that it takes more than one attempt to get the big picture. First impressions play a major role in how we perceive something, far more than anything else. Through our theme, we intend to have our audience appreciate the importance of reassessing these early preconceptions. To achieve this, we will invite different speakers to deliver their talks on the values of self-reflection and changing perspectives. We want our audience to take ideas of which they only have a surface understanding and re-examine them, to grok the many nuances and subtleties that shape our worldviews. TEDxIMU 2019 is an exercise in reflection, for its attendees to take a step back and re-examine beliefs long held to be common truth. It takes great courage to challenge your own perception of the world. TEDxIMU offers an opportunity for participants to banish assumptions and preconceptions about the world, and to deal with the world as it is.

About IMU

IMU (International Medical University) is a English-language private university situated in Kuala Lumpur with programs focused on the medicine and health sciences. The university’s Bukit Jalil campus is situated near Bukit Jalil National Stadium and easily accessible through the Putra Heights LRT line. Established since 1992, IMU is renowned for its undergraduate programs, including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and many more. Apart from academic excellence, IMU strives to inspire versatility and competence in all areas. An IMU student is expected to dedicate themselves to serving the community and ensuring its well-being through methods new and old. Through TEDxIMU, the university will open a platform for its student body to learn and broaden their knowledge beyond the scope of the lecture hall.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

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