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TEDxCascade - Lilit Karapetyan - On the other side of conformism

Lilit Karapetyan is 18 years old. She is attending the Manana Youth Educational Center where TEDxCascade took place. In her 3-minute talk, Lilit is telling about how we sometimes put aside our true self and give up own ideas in order to comply with the majority and be accepted in the society. She gives examples from her school experience and finishes her talk with the opinion that we shouldn't be afraid to go against the majority as creativity is on the opposite side of conformism. Lilit's talk is in Armenian.This TEDx Activator event took place in Manana youth educational center's office. TEDxCascade was a 2-hour event with 1 live speaker (a teenager from Manana center) and 4 pre-recorded TED Talks. Around 30 young people aged 12-18 attended the event, some of whom were already familiar with TEDTalks. Central theme of the talks was "Creativity".The "Manana" Youth Educational Cultural Center is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1995. The center seeks to create the optimum environment for the overall spiritual, intellectual and physical development of children, building on their foundations for happy, healthy and safe lives. Around 40 children aged 8-16 attend various media related after-school clubs - journalism, photography, film making, animation. The kids learn to produce newspapers, short movies, animations and photo projects all by themselves. Manana's film making club is very well recognized among the international youth film/animation industry as the center's children have won numerous awards at international festivals. Kids attending the center are very creative and talented but not yet familiar with TED talks.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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)
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