From Zero to HERO

sept.14 2024

Odorheiu Secuiesc, House of Culture

In our childhood, we envisioned heroes in mysterious masks and capes. Then came that period in our lives when action stars became our heroes. But now? Growing up and facing the ups and downs of life every day, who do we consider a hero? Who is it that we look up to, want to emulate, and who inspires us?

TEDxUdvarhely

Our primary motivation is to build and organize an active and vigorous community. We believe that, thanks to TEDxUdvarhely and its inspiring, motivational and encouraging discussions and debates, we can achieve change in the community – with the members of this community.

In the spirit of the local, self-organized TEDx events we are convinced that ideas worth spreading take us to a better future. And we are sure that inspiring stories are around us, we just need to create the finest instruments and forums to spread these. TEDxUdvarhely is such an instrument and forum, that can widespread the values we, our community possesses.
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From Zero to Hero

Can a multiple Olympic champion athlete be considered a hero? What about the woman who, as a child, was forced to flee her country and start a new life in a completely different culture? And what about that man who, without hesitation, dedicates his (free) time to work towards making the surrounding community healthier and happier? We believe the answer is yes – they are all heroes. Because compared to our childhood, when our heroes were clearly distinct from the rest of society, we now know that it’s not that simple and clear. It’s a cliché, but true: anyone can be a hero. For a day, after years of work, only in the eyes of a few – heroism has many faces.

“From Zero to Hero” – this is the motto we chose for the 4th edition of TEDxUdvarhely, through which we aim to showcase the thousand (okay, twelve) faces of heroism. We increasingly live in a world where doing good is just as easy (because kindness can fit in many places) as it is hard (because the difference between good and bad is not always so clear). Nevertheless, we make an effort to bring stories to the TEDxUdvarhely stage that convey this message to everyone: you can be a hero too!

Meet our speakers

Our invited speakers fit into the spirit of ”From Zero to Hero” with their stories: they created “something” out of “nothing.” What exactly “nothing” and “something” mean is highly subjective and personalized, which is why we express it in such a general way. Because swimming across a pool is not the same achievement for someone who is just learning to swim as it is for an Olympic champion swimmer, for example. But both can point to that point which represents a challenge for them, and they can also tell what was the starting point from which they set off towards the challenge. And what they have in common is willpower, dedication, and perseverance.

We are the team

The members of the TEDxUdvarhely organizing team are people for whom the simple BEING is not enough. They want MORE. For themselves and the community as well. Meeting point for different stories, with vivid histories and captivating ideas. In this hectic mixture we came together for one mutual GOAL: to stimulate thinking and interest. TEDxUdvarhely is initiated and coordinated by local volunteers, so the organizational work is realized not on an institutional, but community level.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives.

The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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.)

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Buy a Ticket

220 lei
  • Live talks (that will inspire you)
  • The best Segafredo-coffee (to stay energized for the whole day)
  • Superior 3-course meal (to make lunch break also an experience)
  • Ice cream (to make the day really sweet)
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