Nvard Manassian teaches at the Bryusov Linguistic University of Yerevan. She has worked for both governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in the field of education. As her career has evolved, she has come to believe that whatever we consider to be “sound” education is geared towards perfecting knowledge of the past. She prefers to focus on making sense of new knowledge and transform the self.
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)