F A Q

FAQ for Participants

What is the vision for TEDxYouth@DPSMIS 2018?
  TEDxYouth@DPSMIS 2018 marks our fourth event. With every year, the desire to bring in interesting and dynamic speakers solidifies and we want to primarily work towards that. Keeping this in mind, the fourth edition of our TEDxYouth event would serve as a source of starting further conversations among the youth of Qatar and to engage them with speakers that talk about ideas that are relevant to the youth and inspire them.

What is the theme for TEDxYouth@DPSMIS 2018?
  The theme for this year’s event is ‘Decoding Deceptions’. From harmless everyday myths to profound logical fallacies, the motive of ‘Decoding Deceptions’ is to challenge the overwhelming tendency to participate in groupthink. In the current global political climate, this theme has not resonated more with the minds of the youth. As the youth come out to form opinions and perspectives without an element of coercion, ’Decoding Deceptions’ attempts to equip them with the right tools to seek truth and fact.

Who will be the audience for this event?
  The event is open to all people from the ages 13 to 25.

Who get to be selected as participants/attendees for the event?
  Acceptance to be a participant/attendee is strictly based on the merit of the application. Your application has to differentiate itself from the masses and convey an interest to learn from ideas.

When is the last date of registration for participating/attending?
  The last date of registration is 5th November.

Who are the speakers and what will their talks be about?
  Our speakers will be revealed towards the end of October. In accordance with the spirit of TED, our speakers and their talks will be diverse, thought provoking, and interdisciplinary.

Will the speakers’ talks be available after the conference?
  Yes. Speakers’ talks will be uploaded on the TEDx Talks channel on YouTube after the event.

Will the event be live streamed?
  No. The event will not be live streamed. But speakers’ talks will be uploaded on the TEDx Talks channel on YouTube after the event.

When will the event be held?
  The event will be held on 13th November from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Where will the event be held?
  The event will be held at DPS-MIS, Al- Wakrah. Once you arrive at the premises, our volunteers will escort you to the auditorium for registration.
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/uGLRn8EiCco

At what time am I expected to arrive?
  Registration strictly begins at 3:45 PM. We expect all participants to arrive by this time for smooth registration.

What is the dress code for the event?
  The dress code for the event is strictly smart casuals/semi-formals. We request all participants to adhere to the dress code.

Will I receive a certificate?
  Yes. You will receive a certificate for attending the event.