TEDxYaba conference is set to hold tomorrow, on the 8th of December, 2018 at Nikoms Event Center, Edmund Crescent, Yaba, Lagos. An updated list of confirmed speakers for the day has been posted on the website. The full list of speakers include: Cobhams Asuquo (Musician), Dr. Ola Brown (Flying Doctors, Nigeria), Temie Giwa-Tubosun (Life Bank), Adelola Edema (Educationist), Obinwanne Okeke (Invictus Group), Bashir Aminu (Havene), Megan Chapman (Justice & Empowerment Initiatives), Akinse Fela Buyi (SALUBATA), Mike Asukwo (Business Day Media), Prince Feyisetan Are (Para Powerlifting), Adewale Ajadi (Synergos Nigeria), Segun Awosanya (Sega Link), Christian Nwamba (Cloudinary), and Chinedu Azodoh (Max.ng).
The theme of this year’s conference is “Reboot”, as the organisers are looking to have a convening of ideas and conversations that ignite progress. This year’s TEDxYaba conference also offers, for the first time, a TEDxYaba Women event tagged “Showing Up” on December 9th, after the international TEDWomen 2018 conference of the same theme holding from November 28 – 30. This year’s TEDxYaba event promises a convening of women who are breaking out of the status quo, rising up and pushing boundaries to foster meaningful change.
The events have been scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: December 8th and 9th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Venue: Nikom Events Centre, Yaba.
Another first with this year’s event is the Innovation Lounge program – a platform affording the most innovative for profit/non-profit early stage enterprises in Lagos solving critical local problems the opportunity to get selected to be among the 10 ventures selected to do an exhibition at the TEDxYaba event and connect with partners on December 8. Innovation Lounge is the product of a partnership between TEDxYaba and Passion Incubator,
TEDxYaba 2018 is sponsored by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Peak Milk, Paystack, Passion Incubator, and Diamond Page. TEDx Yaba is a free event. Registrations for the conference commenced weeks ago and invites have now been sent out to selected guests to attend.
All invited guests are expected to arrive at 10am, and check-ins will carry-on till 10:45am, while the conference will commence at 11am prompt.
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYaba, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxYaba, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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