Words To Actions

9th October 2016

SZABIST 154, Karachi


What is TEDX?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSZABIST, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TEDx

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.)

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.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


TEDxSZABIST is an independent TED event, organized by the students of SZABIST and powered by the theme Words to Actions.
It aims to provide a platform for innovative ideas to be expressed and features a diverse set of speakers.

Our Team


  • Anamta Rafique Ghur


  • Amna Ansari
  • Bashaar Husain


  • Zain Mushtaq
  • Mahnoor Farooqui


  • Fareed Ahmed
  • Bilal Temuri


  • Anas Sheikh
  • Ahmed Jawed
  • Hassaan Kasbati

Event Design

  • Zarrish Zia
  • Shehram Hassan
  • Zafeer Khan

External Relations

  • Rida Waqar
  • Kashif Qasim
  • Samad Najeeb

Attendee Co-ordinations

  • Saad Alvi
  • Kamilla Munaf


  • Erum Ali
  • Rawish Mandhan

Sponsorship Lead

  • Sarah Nadeem Sheikh
  • Fahad Abdullah


  • Mehreen Qayam
  • Aniqa Jaffer
  • Maham Tariq

Social Media

  • Sanubar Feroz Ali
  • Hamail Rizvi
  • Sukaina Humayon
  • Muhammad Hadi


  • Afreen Mansoor
  • Fabaiha Khalid
  • Burhanuddin Asghar


  • Altamash Ali Banani
  • Ahsan Basheer
  • Danial Ahmed
  • Shazil Farooqi
  • Kuldeep khatri
  • Imran ali



TEDx Blog

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Words and Actions – beads from a single thread.

It was a dark, cold, gloomy evening on Thesaurus Land where two shadowy characters wrapped up in woolen blankets sat on comfortable, cushy sofas near the fireplace. “Awfully cold, isn’t it?’ murmured Words, as he pulled his parka tighter around himself. “It sure as hell is,” responded Actions, as he fanned the flames, embers and heat making his figure illuminate in the dusky cottage.

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The Humans of TEDxSZABIST

TEDxSZABIST would not have been possible without the praise-worthy commitment & ambition of the combined team who made it a ground-breaking reality. This blog is a paean to all those who tirelessly worked day and night to weave together the first ever TEDx at SZABIST; an idea that was put forth into a powerful action by all the innovative minds dedicated to it.

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Fawad Khan –The Artistic Dastango in Pursuit of Reviving the Tradition Of Oral Story-telling

Known for working ambitiously in the journey to revive an ancient, valued form of verbal story-telling, Fawad Khan is a talented performer, a storyteller, a thespian who has acquired education from the notable National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) as a graduate major in directing. He followed in hopes of strengthening theatre and acting as he worked at NAPA as a paid director/actor, which was later dissolved as the institute itself switched to project based hiring.

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Dr. Noor Sabah Rakshani – The dreamer. The Doer.

Dr. Noor Sabah Rakshani graduated from Bolan Medical College, Quetta and then completed her Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from John Hopkins University, USA. Having grown up and studied in such diverse countries taught her to keep an open mind because there is always something new to discover everywhere we go, it also helped her develop a sense of appreciation for other communities, societies...

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Sadia Bashir – Gamer. Entrepreneur.

Sadia Bashir is an adventurous and fun loving young woman, much like us, but just happens to be the Chief Tea Maker her words not mine of Pakistan’s first Video Game Development Academy. Sadia Bashir has spent the last seven years of her life learning about art and video games, safe to say, she loves this field.

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Jawad Kureishi – The Brainbox Instructer of Robotic Educational Programs

A seasoned professional, trainer and motivational speaker with 16 years’ of experience, Jawad Kureishi is passionate about helping people reach their true potential and become their best selves. With a background in corporate lines, he has done his majors in marketing. He has designed, worked and monitored super-cool camps for children, with the help of his esteemed company

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