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TEDx events were created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDxLaRomana is an event organized by Carlos Miranda Levy and co-organized by Xiomara Menéndez Dajer. We got together with them to learn more about the theme of this year’s event FLOW AND ABUNDANCE: Life as Movement and Shared Prosperity and the speakers that will be participating.
“Beyond resilience and normality, beyond adapting and recovering, there is flow. Flow requires mindfulness and mindfulness comes from focus in the here and now as a single step part of the long walk, our lives are made of. And so we move, forward, sideways, sometimes a little backward, often even on split paths, but we move; for life is movement,” Carlos explains.
Carlos continued to explain, “Abundance is often associated with the notion that there is plenty for everyone. While prosperity is often associated with individual achievement and success. In our case, both are one and the same and that’s why we talk about shared prosperity. Abundance without prosperity ends up creating waste or scarcity. Individual prosperity without creating abundance creates exclusion and scarcity as well. And so we embrace Abundance as the manifestation of shared prosperity. Where we take the plentifulness of life and its bountiful opportunities and turn them into prosperity through our hard work and focus, but not just individual prosperity. Prosperity that we share so that we can maintain, refill, refuel, expand abundance and make it grow.”
The first TEDxLaRomana ever will take place at the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater on October 23, 2021, and will bring together a select group of 12 world-class changemakers including our very own Gilles Gagnon and Dr. José López, as well as the PBO’s Maker Kids, fair fashion ambassador Marina Spadafora, marine biologist Rita Sellers, Chavonera Tania Marmolejo Andersson, and many more who will be sharing their unique stories, experiences, and ideas worth spreading all under the theme of the event.
TEDxLaRomana invites us to embark on a unique journey of social mobility, transformation, and exploration in personal and collective growth, learning about sustainable fashion, the challenges of repopulation coral reefs and reintroducing manatees in the wild, transforming the sargassum threat to profit, changing our communities through dance and art and how kids brains and potentials literally explode when exposed to hands-on creative challenges with technology and robotics. And that’s just half of the program!
TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. These events are not organized by TED, but individuals agree to abide by their format and are offered guidelines for curation, speaker coaching, event organizing, and more. Organizers learn from TED and from each other. More than 3000 events are now held annually.
We invite you to join this amazing event that celebrates our uniqueness, our diversity, our potential, our togetherness, and our shared movement and prosperity!
Stay tuned as we post more information about this event, in the meantime, you can click here to visit the official TEDxLaRomana website. You can also reserve your spot by clicking here or buy your ticket at uepatickets by clicking here.
What: a select group of 12 world-class changemakers for an inspiring evening of sharing unique stories, experiences, and ideas worth spreading.
When: October 23, 2021 (with activities and workshops taking place during the whole weekend).
Where: Altos de Chavón Amphitheater
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm