Farkhad Artikbayev

Defectologist and psychologist

Every person deserves the acceptance for being self. Especially if he or she is unique in a way. Ever since Farkhad’s son was diagnosed with autism he has been breaking his own boundaries to create opportunities for his child to live in society equally with everyone.

Shakhzod Parpiev

MA student in "Psychiatry"

Numerously, Shakhzod Parpiev witnessed individuals, afraid of seeking psychiatrist’s help and ultimately, being perceived as “mentally sick” in the eyes of other people. Why the social stigma associated with psychiatric disorders causes more danger than the disorder itself.

Catherine Khvan

Interpreter and journalist

Malignant tumor – a diagnosis that might sound as a sentence. It has, at first, been perceived as such by Catherine – a young, energizing and talented lady. Despite unbearable pain, endless stress and fear for self and closes ones, diagnosis, however, empowered her to re-evaluate the plans for future, change priorities in life and attitude towards people.

Okhista Jamshid

Singer

A family name can be both a gift and a burden. Especially, if it is wide-known and beloved by many people. For many years Okhista Jamshid lived in the shadow of her family name. The fame and the status of her dynasty along with expectations in society have been hindering her talent.

Nikita Makarenko

Journalist, producer, musician and a playwright

Disputes on art are as infinite as they are meaningless. How often do you misinterpret the message conveyed by an artist, director or a poet? Is it a snobbery or a revelation? How do you know whether you are consuming a fake art of a true masterpiece? Why do we need the pop-culture along with the high art? Artistic world is hard to navigate, especially, if you don’t possess the necessarily tool.

Aleksandra Safonova

Photographer, physiologist and mother

Parents teach their children the basis of life; equally children have some simple lessons to teach that often times aren’t visible behind the mountains of everyday struggle. Before giving the birth to her child, Aleksandra build the plan which would allow her to intertwine between the family, work and personal growth. A newborn son however, has made some changes in that plan.

Sukhbat Aflatuni

Poet and novelist

Nowadays, we’ve got to encounter poetry while doing homework or wiping out the dust from old books on our shelves. Internet, TV and mass-media eliminated poetry as a piece of art and ultimately, became our main leisure. Sukhbat Aflatuni is suggesting reconsidering the current state of poetry and enriching the cultural aspect of our everyday life.

Alex Tagaev

Alex Tagaev

I’m always open to new ideas, fresh views, and inspiring projects. TED combines all of that and I’m more than proud to be a part of it. TED is about each and every one of us.

Davlat Umarov

Davlat Umarov

TED encourages me to find the better version of myself. It is a universe of people, passionate to find out what the world represents.

Dilfuza Kurolova

Dilfuza Kurolova

Working on TEDxMustaqillikSquare is an inspiration for me. By providing support to each other and hearing the ideas of speakers, I find a purpose to believe in what we do and who we do it for.

Doniyor Umarkhujaev

Doniyor Umarkhujaev

TED is all about new ideas, new friends and a new inspiration. TED unites bright people no matter what language they speak and no matter what age they are.

Eldos Fazylbekov

Eldos Fazylbekov

TED is an amazing international project that I want to be a part of. Especially, if I can make my mark in it.

Feruza Zakhidova

Feruza Zakhidova

TED is an opportunity to become a part of something thrilling, discover new boundaries of human opportunities and gain tremendous inspiration.

Jakhongir Azimov

Jakhongir Azimov

Organizing TEDxMustaqillikSquare gives me the meaning to be connected with like-minded people willing define their path and see the world from different angles. As for now, I want to drown in the world of ideas and see where it would lead me.

Nargiza Azimova

Nargiza Azimova

Johann Goethe once said that every single person has the power of art that is able to create imaginary things, the power that wouldn’t let you rest until you express yourself. I consider TED as that power which will let me and the other participants share ideas and inspire for new endeavors.

Sanjar Irkakhodjaev

Sanjar Irkakhodjaev

Me and TEDx. What’s the point? There’s no point. Honestly, I’m doing it because this project means a lot to my friend. He put a lot of effort to make this real, and I really want to make my own contribution, and help him.

Shahina Bahramova

Shahina Bahramova

The world is far too big to embrace, or for a human’s mind to comprehend. Yet, TED makes it possible for me. That’s why I love it.