“He stood first in every exam but failed in one, driving test”, the hall fell into laughter and he continued with saying, “when he came back home he said that now I know how people feel when they fail, anyhow I am a theoretical physicist not a practical one”. These were the words of Mr. Abdul Rashid, who was sharing some personal memories about his brother and Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate – Dr. Abdus Salam. It was a fine windy Thursday evening and I was standing in a warm room of Imperial College London.
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Once again, this year I was in Oxford to take part in the Pakistan Future Leaders’ Conference (PFLC 2013) organized by Oxford University Pakistan Society. It was my third trip to my favorite city in England for the same purpose. Just like past, this year’s trip was full of heated debates, networking with some new and some old people, exchange of ideas, and inhaling the chilled air of oxford that had flying snowflakes in it. The Friday afternoon started with the guided tour of the Oxford city and the tour ended at the Oxford Town Hall where opening ceremony took place. Presence of Malala Yusufzai‘s father was another feature of the ceremony and it was somehow better than the eighteen and a half pages long speech by Mr. Gardezi Deputy High Commissioner.
After creating a buzz last year during Pakistan’s first ever digital marketing conference, TEC-Pakistan is arranging the second edition of the conference – digiMARK 2012. Last year digiMARK successfully elaborated the growth and success stories of digital media marketing (find the event pictures here). It describe the tools and techniques that every marketers must have in his arsenal today to utilize the exposure digital media has created. This year the theme is “Digital Marketing: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond”, and the speakers’ line up and session schedule truly goes with the theme. This conference will cover Best practices/efforts/ guidelines of digital marketing experts and advocates. And, how brands/ businesses digitally equip themselves for future technologies and innovations?
Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has continued the ritual of conducting grand ‘Jalsas’ in different parts of the country and abroad. As a part of the ongoing promotional campaigns of PTI, Imran Khan and his team organized a Jalsa in Glasgow Marriot Hotel. The Glasgow Jalsa followed by a dinner in the evening, was a fund raising event for PTI and Khan’s Namal University.
Issues can be resolved better when different brains sit together, debate over it, and come up with the solution that leads to the betterment of those around and who have real concerns attached to it. Keeping this factor in mind Oxford University Pakistan Society organized “Pakistan Future Leaders’ Conference” in the prestigious city of Oxford. This conference gave chance to the Pakistani students from more than fifty universities across UK to come to Oxford University.
I will not define TED all over again as many has already done that. I am more concerned to the E of TED, here it represents “entertainment” and it is one regular feature of TED or TEDx events. Entertainment is not just about fun only; it can be helpful in elaborating tough subjects with ease and less time. The best example can be Junoon and Shehzad Roy trying to redefined Poetry of Iqbal in late 90s.
TEDx is coming to Lahore again; where team of TEDxLahore is busy in designing the third edition of the event and the work is underway TEDxAnarkali is coming to add music to the TEDx legacy of the city. Music is the feature of this event to celebrate the E of TEDx.
Normally I avoid writing such posts that mention the certain number of best and worst things. The reason might be the facts that I do not consider anyone not even me to determine some really best or worst things about something that yet has to happen. However, I will justify this post of mine with the human psychology of doing something other than the usual things either because of excitement or because of pride. I have both the reasons for this post so out of the blend created by the excitement and the pride towards TEDxBristol. TEDxBristol is indeed the next big thing happening in Bristol or i batter say West of England tomorrow in Mshed Bristol at 10am. So, here are few things that I am looking forward tomorrow.