BOLDtalks events are series of community-focused events that foster talks, dialogue and thought-provoking experiences on selection of very diverse topics. The main feature of our events is gathering some of the world’s most fascinating people to come and share their knowledge and experiences on diverse matters (non-political and non-religious) that will also challenge the audience to put those topics into their own personal context and see what they mean to them. Also, all our events are moderated and interactive, thus encouraging a dialogue with the community. The best way to understand the BOLDtalks experience is to attend. You might also like to watch videos of past talks to the sense of the calibre and range of speakers – though attendees have said that the videos don’t fully describe the onsite experience.
What happens at BOLDtalks events?
All BOLDtalks discussions are moderated, and you will have a chance to further probe speakers during the Q&A session that follows each presentation. The diversity of our 350+ attendees also presents to you a unique opportunity to network with peers who share similar interests and curiosity in the featured topics. Moreover, BOLDtalks platforms also raise awareness on some of current global critical issues. Where we can, we try to address them and share our contribution. Did you know that BOLDtalks 2010 was the region’s first Carbon neutral event in 2010?
BOLDtalks is a Barn-Raising
The Wikipedia entry notes that in Barn-Raising “participation is mandatory for the community members”. Similarly, BOLDtalks invites community to participate actively throughout the entire day experience – arriving for the beginning and staying to the end. What’s more, everyone invests something to be at BOLDtalks. This helps make the event more cohesive for everyone who is there. Therefore, the easiest way to attend is to buy a ticket. This helps defray the considerable costs of putting on the event. Students and others who cannot foot the cost of a ticket are welcome to apply to our volunteer team by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.