ASTANA – Second wind, the physiological phenomenon when an out-of-breath marathoner suddenly finds the strength to push harder, will be the topic of the June 10 TEDxAstana.
“Second wind is a gift and second chance allowing an athlete to complete the marathon with even higher performance indicators and finish running, swimming or riding a bicycle. Every person should remember this phenomenon while running his or her own marathon of changes. We chose this topic as a metaphor pointing to the current situation in Astana and Kazakhstan,” said TEDxAstana co-curator Aliya Sandybayeva, according to tengrinews.kz.
Started in 1984, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conferences feature speeches on topics ranging from science and art to politics and business. Scheduled annually since 1990, the mission is to share “ideas worth spreading.”
TEDxAstana, with “x” denoting an independently organised event, will conform to the traditional conference format. This year, local speakers will impart their ideas and stories about opportunities, diversity and the beauty of change in science, technology, the arts, social initiatives and education. They will address the ability to preserve hope, find new purpose and goals, discuss logical conclusions and transformations and share their invaluable experience and new opportunities.
“The goal of TEDx is to identify and spread the ideas worth spreading. Together, we as a community are creating the latest encyclopedia of knowledge and ideas and gathering people who aspire to bring change to the world. These people, their ideas, their values and actions help us look at the progress phenomena from a new perspective,” said TEDx regional ambassador Larrisa Pak.
The first TEDx event in Kazakhstan and Central Asia was in Almaty in 2010 and has occurred in the capital since 2015. In addition to the conference, this year will include a Next Reality workshop and open lecture by Georgian artist Vato Tsereteli.
Registration is available through June 3 at tedxastana.com.