Every period in history is marked by its own special blend of values. Every society develops its own, every single individual or group of people is united by those they have come to accept or, in some cases, reject. Some values are timeless, universal or simply widely accepted, others could be described as contextual or controversial, strictly social, humanitarian or religious.
Many positive concepts will be addressed (from a moral, spiritual and materialistic perspective), concepts which are used as the means to measure actions or become the means through which goals are achieved.
TEDxPatras 2018 studies them, presents them, sheds light on them, highlights them and questions them. TEDxPatras 2018 will publicly address which values are vanishing, which are changing and which are standing the test of time. It will highlight whether new values are being created and whether these new ones can adequately replace or complement older ones.
This year, books become the heart of a unique TEDxPatras initiative, aiming to share the power of reading through an unprecedented book gathering! Serving the purpose of literacy and proving how deeply literature is valued, TEDxPatras 2018 asks Patras’ citizens, local organizations and agencies to actively contribute to the initiative, offering books of all kinds. The books gathered will then be donated to local communities, allowing them to enrich their libraries- or helping them to create a new collection.
Can something happening in Patras take place in London at the same time? TEDxPatras returns to the British capital with a live broadcast of the event’s talks in collaboration with TEDxImperialCollege.