On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the City of Casablanca will gear up for another round of TEDiscussions. These 90-minute open dialogues follow the philosophy and outline of “ideas worth spreading” from the world-renown TED Talks. The early October event is entitled Casablanca #26: How to revive your City? The program will open with a TED Talk screening at 10:30am and be followed by a group Ted Talk discussion, a second film, and Ted Talk presentations. The Morocco-based event will take place at the Médiathèque de la Fondation de la Mosquée Hassan II, a three-level multimedia library dedicated to Casablanca’s youth. The Hassan II Mosque Foundation houses + 132,000 documents, and a 200 seat auditorium to host conferences, and book readings.
TED meetings take place regularly throughout Morocco’s imperial cities. In September 2019, Dar American Casablanca hosted a discussion with the topic in question was Does School Kill Creativity? Dar America Casablanca is used by students and expats for it’s American Library. The atheneum houses a collection of books, periodicals, and online resources available to the public. It is also the base for the U.S. Consulate General’s Public Affairs Section.
TEDiscussions have also taken place in Tangier and in the 7th edition of TEDxMarrakech in 2019. The theme was “Identifying Identity”.
TED is a nonprofit global organization. It aims to spread ideas and innovations through short powerful talks. It grew from a California Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference in 1984 to become one of the most anticipated educational forums in the world. Ted Talks cover global issues and its TEDiscussions subgroups can be found throughout the world.