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About TEDx

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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 TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED Conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organised TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators Program, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.

  • Justice Mansoor Ali Shah
  • Rashid Rana
  • Zulfiqar Jabbar
  • Dr Ali Agha Raza
  • Afia Salam
  • Kamil Chima
  • Dr Sara Saeed Khurram


Justice Mansoor Ali Shah
Mansoor Ali Shah is a Pakistani jurist, who is a judge for the Pakistani Supreme court. He was educated at Aitchison College, Punjab University, and Downing College Cambridge. He played a role in the Lawyers Movement working on repairing the judiciary. Ever since he became a judge for the Pakistani High Court in 2009, he’s established decisions on constitutional law, human rights, and judicial reform.
Rashid Rana
Rashid Rana is a Pakistani artist whos work has been included in various exhibitions in Pakistan and outside Pakistan. He received a bachelor of fine arts from NCA, Pakistan. His works go over everyday issues through the themes of tradition and urbanisation. He currently serves the head of fine art at the school of visual arts and design.
Zulifqar Jabbar
Zulfiqar “Xulfi” Jabbar is a Pakistani composer, singer-songwriter, producer and guitarist. He currently produces the famous series Coke Studio. He is part of the band “Call” as a composer, producer and guitarist. He has also been involved in the world of Bollywood working on songs such as “Laree Chooti” and “Yeh Pal”. Xulfi has worked with brands such as Nescafe Basement, Pepsi Battle Of The Bands, Coke etc.
Dr Ali Agha Raza
Dr Ali Agha Raza currently serves as the assistant professor in the department of computer science at LUMS. He received his PhD from the Language Technologies Institute, at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. He aspires to enable social access for the underprivileged and marginalised communities. His work has helped 300,000 people in Pakistan, India, West Africa.
Afia Salam
Afia Salam is the first Pakistani journalist and media development specialist. She completed her education at the University Of Karachi. She started her career by writing columns in both English and Urdu, and soon became a sports journalist. She later became trained as an air traffic controller and became the first member of Pakistan's female Air Traffic Controllers. She has also worked as a director of special projects for advertising projects.
Ali Ahsan
Ali Ahsan is one of the founders of Renaissance–a boutique consulting firm, and serves as the most senior advisor. Before he joined McKinsey (a global management company), he served as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to United Nations Secretaries-General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon. Ali has a bachelor of arts in Economics with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.
Kamil Chima
Kamil Chima is a producer, writer, and director. He studied Political Theory at Harvard, graduating in 2015. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Nehr Ghar films, and is well known for his debut film, Laal Kabootar, which he co-wrote and produced. This project was selected for an Academy Award by the Pakistan Oscar Committee.
Dr Sara Saeed Khurram
Dr Sara Saeed Khurram is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Sehat Kahani, she got her education at Aga Khan University. Sehat Kahani is an all-women's health provider network intended at providing basic healthcare facilities. She has won many awards such as CRDF Global, Ashoka Changemakers, ISIF Asia, and the Unicef- Global Goal Campaigner Award 2016 for her role formerly with doctHERs.

Executive Council

Hadi Saif
Founding Curator
Asad Pasha
Head of Event
Daniyal Nabi
Head of Event
Ali Saif
Director General