Desiderata

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Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

Desiderata is the famous prose poem written by Max Ehrmann which means “desired things.”  It urges people to see the beauty and troubles of the world through wise, hopeful and compassionate eyes.

TEDxITT: ImagiNation

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TEDxITT: ImagiNation
“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”  – John F. Kennedy

Coinciding with the birth of ‘Hari Kebangkitan Nasional’ on May 20, we design “ImagiNation” as the theme of our TEDxITT  second event . Word ‘ImagiNation’ is formed from word ‘Imagine’ and ‘Nation’ which means imagine the future of Indonesia. Imagination itself helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge. As our concern for this Nation and as citizen of Indonesia who proud of their country , we would like to contribute thinking about the state and the country’s image in the future. Even if  there’s no inspirational leader, we still must have a dream of our country.

Imagination makes it possible to experience the world in the mind. It gives the ability to see situations from different point of views and allow one to mentally explore the past and the future. So , with ‘ImagiNation’ we can imagine what’s the best condition we should make for better Indonesia in the future from a variety point of views and implement the thoughts.

Date
20 May 2012
10.00 s.d 16.00 WIB

Venue
Gedung Serba Guna (GSG), Institut Teknologi Telkom
Jalan Telekomunikasi Terusan Buah Batu
Bandung 40257
Indonesia

Confirmed Speakers
Andibachtiar Yusuf
Andibachtiar Yusuf
He was born in Jakarta 15 January 1974 and started his movie career in 2003 with several short films. His short documentary was chosen as World Cup Football 2006 Official Element. His two long feature documentaries The Jak (2007) and The Conductors (2008) were widely received in various festivals and among football fans across the globe. Romeo Juliet (2009) is his feature length fiction directorial debut.

Mardiyah Chamim
Mardiyah Chamim
In December 2008, Mardiyah assigned to run a new wing of TEMPO Group, which called TEMPO Institute, a non-profit wing of TEMPO that promotes the important of pursuing good journalism in Indonesia. Mardiyah is co-author of a book “Giant Pack of Lies” which published by Tempo Institute and KOJI Communication, April 2012, which revealed the dark side of tobacco industry.

Gatotkaca Team
Gatotkaca Team
A group of ITTelkom  students who won Jakarta Imagine Cup 2011 held by Microsoft in Jakarta.  The member are Dody Qory Utama (leader, ITTelkom lecturer), Kania Audrint (Informatics Engineering), Anggun Meka Luhur (Telecommunication Engineering), Arganka Yahya. They made an applicatioin, a healthily cell-phone, which is used to monitor the children nutrition. Not only made the juries agreed that their innovation is the best from the other, but it made Gatot Kaca as a delegation for International Imagine Cup 2011 in New York.

AMAGO Team
AMAGO Team
AMAGO (Amazing Animals in the Archipelago), Mobile game developer team from Nightspade who have developed a mobile game themed endangered species in Indonesia i.e. Java Eagle, Komodo, and Arwana. Amago Team won the best Mobile Game in INAICTA 2011 and became Nominee in New Media and Entertainment in APICTA 2011.

Oxalis Atindriyaratri
Oxalis Atindriyaratri
After graduating from Industrial Engineering of IT Telkom, Oxalis continued her study in Media Technology in Leiden University, The Netherlands. She initiated the project “Supper Snapshots” with Maarten Wesselius in 2009, while they were both studying in the same programme. She currently works at AntaraFoto, the Photo Division of Antara National News Agency, and has taken part in several workshops and exhibitions, including Djakartartmosphere (Jakarta) and Call of Nature (Pekanbaru).

Yani Dama Putera
Yani Dama Putera
He is an accomplished systems architect, software designer, and developer who brings over 15 years of professional “secure automation, workflow, collaboration, and integration” experience implementing innovative and highly scalable solutions to address complex enterprise business problems in government, banking and telco industries.

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http://tedxitt.org/

Mencari Literatur Ilmiah Dengan Google Scholar

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Akhir-akhir ini, semakin sering saya melihat beberapa teman meminta bantuan kepada sebuah group di facebook untuk mengunduhkan jurnal ilmiah. Awalnya group tersebut memang sengaja dibuat untuk mengakomodasi permintaan jurnail ilmiah dari teman-teman yang tidak mempunyai hak akses terhadapnya. Hingga salah satu anggota group ada yang berpendapat bahwa kegiatan mengakomodasi permintaan jurnal ilmiah adalah kegiatan ilegal. Sejak saat itu group tersebut berganti nama dan tentunya dengan tujuan yang berbeda pula. Namun sayangnya sampai sekarang pergantian nama tersebut nampaknya tidak mengubah tujuan awal group tersebut dibuat.

Pertanyaannya, tahukah mereka dengan Google Scholar?

Google Scholar adalah salah satu mesin pencari dari Google yang menyediakan cara sederhana untuk secara luas mencari literatur ilmiah. Dari satu tempat, kita dapat mencari di banyak disiplin ilmu dan sumber, dari penerbit akademis, masyarakat profesional, repositori online, universitas dan situs web lainnya. Google Scholar akan membantu kita menemukan literatur ilmiah yang relevan di seluruh dunia penelitian ilmiah.

Sebagai contoh, saya akan mencari jurnal ilmiah dengan judul “Methodological Issues in Experimental IS Research: Experiences and Recommendations”. Langkah pertama, buka halaman Google Scholar di http://scholar.google.com.
Google Scholar

Kemudian masukkan judul jurnal ilmiah yang dicari, lalu klik tombol Search. Jika perlu, gunakan Advanced Search.
Google Scholar

Kemudian akan tampil hasil dari pencariannya Google Scholar. Pilih hasil pencarian yang menurut kita paling relevan, biasanya bagian paling atas. Setelah itu, akseslah yang versi pdf (klik bagian warna merah, lihat gambar di bawah). Jika tidak ditemukan, tampilkan salah satu hasil pencarian dalam semua versi dengan mengklik all versions (lihat bagian warna kuning pada gambar di bawah).
Google Scholar

Di bawah ini adalah tampilan ketika kita mengklik all versions dari salah satu hasil pencarian yang lakukan.
Google Scholar

Setelah menemukan versi pdf, bisa dari link bagian merah ataupun link bagian kuning (lihat gambar di atasnya) maka artinya kita sudah berhasil menemukan jurnal ilmiah yang dicari.
Google Scholar

Selamat mencoba!

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TEDxBandungLive: The Second Day of TED2012

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TEDxBandungLive 2012

We’re in the midst of a dramatic reinvention of the ancient art of the spoken word. The surprising spread of talks online and the explosion of TEDx events around the globe are testament to that. At TED2012 we plan to celebrate this phenomenon and nudge it a further step forward. Full Spectrum is a term we’ve adapted to mean the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.

Date
March 03, 2012
10.00 s.d 10.00 WIB

Venue
Auditorium CC Timur ITB
No registration needed

Session 4: The Lab (10.00-12.00)
Henrik Schärfe, Roboticist
Regina Dugan, Director of DARPA
Jack Choi, Technologist
Marco Tempest, Techno-illusionist
Donald Sadoway, Materials engineer

Session 5: The Earth (13.00-15.00)
Sharon Beals, Photographer
Wade Davis, Anthropologist, ethnobotanist
James Hansen, Climatologist
T. Boone Pickens, Entrepreneur, energy theorist
The Civilians Investigative Theatre Co., Theater company

Session 6: The Crowd (16.00-18.00)
Reid Hoffman, Social entrepreneur
Lior Zoref, Crowdsourcing advocate
Reggie Watts, Vocalist, beatboxer, comedian
Frank Warren, Secret keeper
Cameron Carpenter, Organist

More Info
www.tedxbandung.org

Let’s Make History by Telling His Story

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What is CelebrateMercy?
CelebrateMercy is a non-profit organization that aims to instill a greater love for and deeper understanding of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) among Muslims and friends of other faiths. We essentially bring a global conference to your living room by hosting interactive online webcasts. The webcasts feature short videos of globally prominent scholars and performers. Previous contributors include Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Maher Zain, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Dr. Amr Khaled, and Habib Ali al-Jifri.  

Since its launch in 2010, CelebrateMercy has been viewed in over 90 countries by over 10,000 people; we’ve even had media coverage on CNN.com. Webcasts have now become semi-annual events where individuals and groups gather to view them. It only requires an internet connection and is very interactive; viewers can chat together and even broadcast themselves via webcam (see video: celebratemercy.com/webcam). CelebrateMercy now has a global base of over 1,500 volunteers and over 21,000 Facebook fans.    

Celebrate Mercy

About “LOVE & the BELOVED” Webcast
Last year’s webcast focused on the childhood years of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). February’s webcast discusses his married life and lessons we can learn from it. The program will last about two hours and will feature short high-quality videos from over 20 speakers. The webcast will be replayed 7 times in February but register soon since space is limited for each show!   

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http://www.celebratemercy.com/

Unveiled

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Mona Haydar

Lovers are veiled from the beauty of a full moon
until they have their beloved’s face and form to compare it to.
It comes to be that there is nothing more magical
nothing more Majestic
than the voice of the beloved
calling their name.

And when they sleep
they sees him,
and by day they pray
he will visit them by night
to bless them with his presence-
with beautiful dreams of his radiant face
and his regal countenance-
and so their lives become devoted
to that which pleases him,
so that they may deserve his companionship in a later life,
because in this life
they came too late to be enchanted by his physical light.

Cycles of the moon separate them and yet they yearn for him.

The moon burns and blazes brightly like the beloved’s legacy.
His path, rightly guided with the brilliance of the moon-
like the brilliance of his blessed face
a shining light, gently guiding towards freedom.

Only upon true tawhid is there a chance.
The contingency of this tawhid is that of belief in beloved:
First stemming from a respectful reverence
into a full blown deeply seated love affair,
where the shape of his generously granted smile is memorized
and mesmerized
is all there is.

He is all this world could ever dream to be
and so he came to be
and was
and made way for us.

Made it clear that the path to tawhid
is only through he, the beloved.
Man who consumes waking thoughts
and the dream world too.

Like the moon
he testified to truth.
Found and gifted annihilation
in complete submission.

Like the way he lived
when king was a title within his reach-
instead he reached for hearts,
with his touch so real and deep
he reached into centuries and destinies
and is a hearts to keep.

His legacy burns in hearts,
passionately blazes and lights the way
for those desiring the path.
He shines brighter than the moon,
the moon, which rises and falls
in memory of lighting his noble face.

He had:
wheat colored skin
because he was wholesome.
Solid and secure,
he was fashioned to become
the elegance
that blessed man with etiquette.

A body that shined like silver,
broad and beautifully built.

A toothy pearly brilliant white smile
that his noble face was rarely seen without.

Fully fleshed fingers and feet
and eyes
black like night.

Jabir (r) said: “I once saw RasululLah on the night of a full moon. At
times I looked at the full moon and at times at RasululLah, I came to find that RasululLah was more beautiful and radiant than the full moon.”

Split the moon in two-
and was more beautiful
than two moons could ever be.

So you see,
lovers are veiled from the beauty of a glorious moon
until they have Muhammad’s face to compare it to.

May we be from his blessed lovers.
Peace salutations and blessings be upon him.

Poem by Mona Haydar
Back Song by Omar Faruk Tekbilek (La Ilaha Il Allah)

TEDxITT: Passionately Curious

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Poster TEDxITT

“I have no special talents. I am only Passionately Curious” – Albert Einstein

In accordance to the quote, we design “Passionately Curious” as the theme of our first TEDxITT event. As our admiration of Einstein’s genius, we’ve got the clue that we don’t need special talents to be success, otherwise we must be passionately curious with the stubject we do.

“Passionately Curious” is a moment to contemplate our current life, have we lived our passion? Are the progress we made are meaningful? Is this the life we are looking for?

We will discover how passion is extremely important in order to achieve the success in life. However, success is not only about money. It also involves positive impact to society and happiness to ourself.

Date
11 December 2011
08.00 s.d 14.00 WIB

Venue
Gedung Serba Guna (GSG), Institut Teknologi Telkom
Jalan Telekomunikasi Terusan Buah Batu
Bandung 40257
Indonesia

Confirmed Speakers

Mesty Ariotedjo

Mesty Ariotedjo, Indonesian Young Musician
Mesty Ariotedjo, student of Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, with original name Dwi Lestari Pramesti is known as multi-talented woman. Her love of music, especially harp, flute and piano brings her to perform in several concerts and orchestras. She’s also an ambassador of Indonesia Music Foundation with mission to introduce classical music to the public. In modelling, she’s also Brand Ambassador for Nivea in Indonesia, appear in a hundred works of Biyan and Sunsilk advertising. Mesty also active in social activity such as represented the World Heart Federation as a speaker with the topic ‘Fighting Non-communicable Diseases’.

Ginan Koesmayadi

Ginan Koesmayadi, Rumah Cemara Founder
Ginan Koesmayadi, one of Rumah Cemara Founder, a nonprofit organization that actively strive to improve better quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and drug users in Indonesia. Selected as one of nine ‘Fellow Ashoka’ which is pinned to figure that considered as a reformer in the community. Using football program, he succeeded in bringing together more than 300 people with HIV/AIDS, drug users and public from diverse background in all areas of West Java.

Anantya Van Bronckhorst

Anantya Van Bronckhorst, Girls in Tech Indonesia
Anantya Van Bronckhorst, passionate about online media. CO-Founder and Executive Director Think.Web, co-founder of wooz.in, co-managing director for Girls In Tech Indonesia. She was selected as International Young Creative Entrepreneur finalist 2008 and until now has handled more than 20 maintenance website. She has been invited to come at International Forum several times, such as F8 (Facebook Conference), Google Analytics Certified Meet Up, and TechCrunch Disrupt. Loves digital media and communication industry within it.

dreamBender

dreamBender, INAICTA 2011 & APICTA 2011 Winner
dreamBender, born from the spirit to compete. Not only participate in International arena, their projects also help people with special needed. Among them are Sparkins and Isara.Their project’Sparkins’, a touch based applications for learning typewriter Perkins for children with visual impairment, has won the first runner-up of Imagine Cup 2011 and the first place in INAICTA 2011 Awards. And ‘ISARA’ is a NUI (Natural User Interface)-based application for deaf speech people and anyone who wants lo learn sign language. This application has won first place of e-Inclusion category in APICTA 2011 Awards.

Suyanto

Suyanto, Artificial Intelligent Expert
Suyanto, a great lecturer in ITTelkom and researcher in AI (Artificial Intelligence). Passionate in AI (Artificial Intelligence), SC (Soft Computing), EC (Evolutionary Computation) and Speech Technology. Speaker at many International Conferences around the world. The most popular books author of AI, EC, SC and has won some awards. A member of some research groups and join the national and international research. He believes that AI is the ultimate solution that could make everything simple and better.

Aghnie Hasya Rif

Aghnie Hasya Rif, Young Change Maker
Aghnie Hasya Rif, the youngest Young Change Maker 2010. In her 14th, she has become social activist involving her classmate in junior high school. Because of the cross-subsidies program in her school, there are social inequality between the students which bring Aghnie to make social movements. By carrying out the motto ‘from us for us’, she successfully organized Garage Sale up to more than 3 times. The money raised has been used to purchase textooks which are then stored in the library.

Deni Sugandi

Deni Sugandi, Pinhole Photographer
Deni Sugandi, a former of Pinhole Photographer Community and Braga Photo Festival. Outstanding Lecturer of DKV ITB, DKV Widyatama, presenters/ speakers for photography seminar or club, judges and event photography consultant. Imagination is more important for him than any sophisticated recording media. His concept of art does not depend on commodity tools, it can be anything.

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TEDxBandung: Counting Forward

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Counting Forward Poster

In accordance to the date of our event, 9th of October, 2010 (091011), We design “Counting Forward” as the theme of our next TEDxBandung event.

As our society become more advanced by day, by hours, and by minutes, do we all spare a moment to see what really matters? Are the progresses we made are meaningful?

“Counting Forward” is a journey in celebrating every achievement that make our world, surroundings, and society, however big or small, a better one.

We will discover the value of progress we made: from how social media brings benefit—as well as threat, the deceiving nature of our minds, seriousness of a comedy, to arts in the eyes of science—and vice versa.

Date and Venue
October 9th, 2011 8:00am-2:00pm
Saung Angklung Udjo
Jl. Padasuka no. 118
Bandung, Indonesia

Confirmed Speakers:

Aria Widyanto, Project Financer
Aria is the 2011 British Council E-Idea champion who firmly believes that reducing green house gas emission goes hand in hand with improving the economic well being of low-income workers. His vision is to convert ‘angkot’ engines to use Compressed Natural Gas and at the same time provide savings up to Rp. 10 million per vehicle. How is it possible? Aria will take the stage and share his vision with us.

Anton Abdul Fatah, Agroforestry Activist
Anton Abdul Fatah is living a double life: Ministry of Finance employee in the weekdays and organic farmer in the weekends. It’s all started in 2005 when he saw environmental degradation in his hometown Garut which was caused bybrick industry. He is now an speak-out supporter of agroforestry and organic methods in land rehabilitation, as well as a facilitator of his fellow hometown farmers to pursue a better life by teaching them many practical skills, especially entrepreneurship.

Denny Darko, Magician
After years of performing as a corporate magician, Denny Darko finally found his true calling. While learning and applying the technique of Profiling and NLP (Neuro-Language Programming) to the misdirection art that he’s mastering, Denny Darko has finally found THE REAL SECRET to subliminally send a message into his audience and change his way of performing ever.

Tendy Naim, Educator
Tendy who holds a master degree from Harvard  is a person with many sides: restauranteur with ASEAN-wide presence, avid traveler, scout activist, and last but least: educator with a passion to fix the education in Indonesia with out-of-the-box approach.

Enda Nasution, Social Media Enthusiast
Enda Nasution, often dubbed by Indonesian media as “the father of Indonesian bloggers” with distinguished experience in the scene of blogging, social media, online world and internet marketing. He is a deep supporter of the using of online tools to empower the mass. Elected as a TED Fellow at TED India, he help fostering some of the nation’s biggest social movement campaign using online tools, one of them was “Koin Keadilan” which was joined massively throughout Indonesia.

Eya Grimonia, Prodigy Violist
14-years-old Eya Grimonia is an accomplished violist and pianist who has collaborated with many leading Indonesian musician, notably Dwiki Dharmawan. Currently is the youngest soloist in Jakarta Chamber Orchestra and the only representative of Indonesia in the 12th Jeunesses Musicales in Bucharest Romania (International Violin Competition).

Pandji Pragiwaksono, Stand-up Comedy Evangelist
Broadcaster, rapper, and activist Pandji is well-known by his unorthodox approach in addressing many contemporary issues. Well-known by the public as the host of Provocative Proactive and 180 Derajat. A rather idealistic person and a deep supporter of stand-up scene, he uses comedy and laughter as a media of education, mainly to address many socio-political issues of Indonesia.

Sujiwo Tejo, Artist/Mathemathician
Sujiwo Tejo is known as a puppeteer, who is also a writer, painter,musician and even called a humanist. His works and performances invite us to remember the future because our future is in behind ,exist in the cultural roots of Indonesia that he proud of. His desire to lift culture produces a high concern. He had the idea that indonesian art refers to the cultural roots of Indonesia but mixed with creative so it won’t become obsolete. With this approach, Indonesia would be recognized also as a country that has modern art and culture.

Ridwan Kamil, Urban Architect
Being as creative consultant and educator who cares about social environment. He is expanding his competence as architect to solve the problems which happening on daily life. He believe that change is from within and from grass-root movement, not from government-driven. His activities are involving on Bandung Creative City Forum and Indonesia Berkebun (IDberkebun) which occur on 14 cities around Indonesia.

More Info
http://www.tedxbandung.org/

Islam Music on #StartupLokal Meetup v.15

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#StartupLokal community is back with its 15th meetup: Investor Idol. This event is special and really big and is a part of PPKI (Pekan Produk Kreatif Indonesia) event, which is held at room Cendrawasih 2, Jakarta Convention Center.

20 startups will have 5 minutes pitch session each to share about their startups ideas. The judging panelists are investors who is looking for the best startups idea to invest. This program is a part of PPKI Business Connect event, where several other investors are invited to this event.

Islam Music melakukan pitching di hadapan panelis

Lima dari enam panelis memberikan signboard hijau untuk Islam Music
This event is powered by Project Eden. What is project Eden? http://eden.co.id Project Eden is a startup accelerator. This startup accelerator is startup ecosystem, located at Menteng area, with a space of 500 m² that can hold up to 30 startups simultaneously. More info on Project Eden here http://eden.co.id More about the program: http://startuplokal.org/2011/06/21/bizconnect-ppki-2011/

Foto bersama usai acara

Photos: Ollie

TEDx dan Indonesia

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TED

About TED

Siapa yang tidak tahu TED sekarang? Hampir di 100 negara di dunia sudah ada TEDx. Per Maret 2011, tercatat 1579 events TEDx sudah terselenggara. Padahal TEDx baru mulai ada pada Maret 2009.  Data dari TEDx juga menunjukkan sudah ada 812 events yang bakal terselenggara di tahun 2011 ini. Sungguh, bukan angka yang kecil.

Beda TED dengan TEDx

Seringkali orang bingung menyebut TED atau TEDx. Atau membedakan antara keduanya, bahkan ada yang menyamakannya. TED merupakan sebuah  lembaga nonprofit asal California, yang ditujukan untuk Ideas Worth Spreading melalui konferensi. Konferensi TED dimulai pertama kali pada tahun 1987. TED sendiri adalah singkatan dari Technology, Entertainment, Design. Ini artinya, lingkup bahasan konferensi TED meliputi tiga tema tersebut. Kemudian pada tahun 2006, lahirlah TEDTalks. TEDTalks merupakan kumpulan video rekaman konferensi TED selama beberapa tahun silam yang disajikan secara online. Tahun 2009 adalah tahun kelahiran TEDx, di mana TEDx adalah sebuah program di bawah TED yang memungkinkan terselenggaranya event TED secara independen oleh panitia lokal di seluruh dunia.

Seiring berjalannya waktu, TED tidak lagi terpaku pada tiga tema umum di atas. Tema TED mulai meluas hingga ke ranah politik, makanan, sosial, dan banyak lainnya. Di samping itu, sekarang, video TEDTalks juga beberapa sudah diterjemahkan ke dalam hampir 89 bahasa.

TEDx Masuk Indonesia

September 2008 adalah awal mula TEDx diperkenalkan di Indonesia, ditandai dengan munculnya TEDxJakarta yang dibawa oleh Arief Aziz. Event pertama TEDxJakarta berlangsung pada Mei 2009. Waktu itu, saya pertama mengetahui info TEDxJakarta dari teman saya di Jepang, yaitu Miftakhul Huda. Sejak saat itu, saya penasaran untuk mengikuti acara TEDx secara langsung.

Oktober 2010, akhirnya keinginan saya terpenuhi. TEDxBandung menyelenggarakan acara pertama mereka di kampus ITB. Saya mendaftar sebagai peserta dan diterima. Dan sejak saat itu saya benar-benar tahu apa itu TEDx.

Saat ini TEDx di Indonesia sudah menjamur di mana-mana. Di Bandung sendiri, sudah ada TEDxBandung, TEDxITB, dan TEDxITT. Bahkan 2012 ini, rencananya bakal lahir TEDxMCU dan TEDxUnpad. Menarik bukan? Belum lagi TEDx di kota yang lain seluruh Indonesia.

Jernih dan Merdeka


Secara sederhana TEDx bisa diartikan sebuah komunitas berbagi ide dari berbagai bidang. Mulai dari bidang teknologi, hiburan, desain, bisnis, sains, sampai membahas isu global. Menariknya semua bidang tersebut dikolaborasikan melalui speakers dan audience dalam satu acara khas TEDx. Dan lebih menariknya lagi, setiap acara TEDx diselenggarakan secara independen dan gratis.

TEDx mengusung semangat kolaborasi berbagi ide yang diharapkan bisa menginspirasi orang lain dalam mengubah cara pandang, cara hidup, dan pada akhirnya mengubah dunia menjadi lebih baik.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
— Siddhārtha Gautama