There is great excitement in Yemen and among netizens that TEDx has reached Sanaa after the license to stage the event was finally obtained on July 13, 2012. “The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level,” says the program.
Thus many Yemenis will get the chance to share their dreams, experiences and ideas with each other and the world in December 2012.
This video posted by TedxTalks explains in short powerful words what Tedx is all about.
Here are some of the Yemeni reactions on Twitter:
@Ghatis: i always said, that no news is good news, specially in the last Year, but finally i heard something good about #Yemen #TEDxSanaa
@Sarah_Sanaa: Reason why I am excited abt #TEDxSanaa is that it is a great way to fight extreme ideologies simply with a platform for knowledge #Yemen
@A4Mai: @tedxsanaa is having the 1st Tedx in Sanaa to highlight innovative ideas and entrepreneurs. Join in to showcase your big idea.
@WomanfromYemen: Support @tedxsanaa by providing ideas for inspiration, thoughts & support. #Yemen #tedxsanaa
This is the first promotional video posted by TEDxSanaa announcing that TEDx is finally coming to Yemen on December 31, 2012.