Humans are creatures of profound potential. But how do we access the intelligence, imagination, and invention we need to solve society’s greatest and pressing challenges? We must engage with ideas from distributed and diverse sources of information. In the face of constant change, we must unlock our full potential - human, technological, and natural - to tackle challenges and help shape our shared future.

TEDinArabic hosted a Regional Event on June 4 in Amman, Jordan, featuring renowned TED Speakers who shared their talks with a live global audience, all in Arabic. This event was the second in a series of TEDinArabic regional events leading up to a flagship event in March 2023 in Doha, Qatar. In addition to the TEDinArabic Talks, the event included a series of interactive workshops, activations, and a performance by a local artist. The event was hosted by Al Hussein Technical University.

As you may know, several TEDx events may also be happening this year in the region. As part of its nonprofit mission, TED offers royalty-free licenses of its brand to independent organizers around the world; in fact, there are ten TEDx events happening somewhere on the planet every day! The TEDx events are independently-organized community events produced by an incredibly dedicated group of local volunteers. But the TEDinArabic event is different. TEDinArabic, in partnership with Qatar Foundation, is presented directly with the team that curates and produces TED’s flagship conferences to present this custom event for our guests.