Monday, August 30, 2010

TEDxAccra is happening September 20, 2010


Before BarCamp Accra happens on October 2, you should attend TEDxAccra as well. It is one of the TEDxChange events which are happening all over the world on September 20, 2001. The Accra event will be held from 9am to 7pm at The African Regent Hotel at the Nhyiemu (what a cool name huh?) Conference Hall, 237/238 Airport West, in Accra. See the programme at this link. You can join the event here. Partners for the event include Google, AfricaGathering, BBC World Service, Spot One Global Solutions Group and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. One of our favoritest people, Estelle Sowah is listed as a speaker.

On September 20, 2010, more than 150 of the world’s leading thinkers and doers will come together in New York for TEDxChange. Convened by Melinda French Gates on the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Development Goals, this event will explore what the future holds for health and development around the world. What changes have taken place in the last decade? And what more needs be done to ensure the health and well-being of future generations?

Hosted by TED curator Chris Anderson, a global audience will be participating on September 20 as TEDx communities around the world, including TEDxAccra, will be hosting events around the live webcast. To learn more, visit TEDxChange.org.

Watch a Youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs1cC9Pec8k



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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