I was pretty stoked when I was invited to attend the much anticipated TEDx event at Ateneo de Manila University which was held just recently. It’s a TED event! Who doesn’t wanna be there?


For the benefit of those who don’t know exactly what TED is or doesn’t know the difference between TED and TEDx, the brief video below explains it perfectly:

It was an awesome event. A jam-packed Leong Hall with tons of powerful and inspirational talks laced with good amounts of humor and laughter made TEDxKatips a huuuuuge success.

Talks were given by notable personalities aimed to fire up and inspire the audience. The overall theme that afternoon was “REVOLUTION”, remaining true to the name of the avenue on which this event was held – “Katipunan”, the name of the group of Filipino revolutionaries back in the late 1800s who gave up their lives fighting for our nation’s freedom and independence.

Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University

Old and new friends alike flocked to the venue expecting no less than to be inspired, empowered and on-fire. True enough, on-fire they were not even five minutes through the first talk. Amazing.

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