We are excited to open registration for TEDxEuston 2010!
After the very successful first event in 2009, we again offer you an opportunity to share ideas and ideals that will shape our future and the future of our continent. Registration is open until the end of August at a specially discounted fare.
We have another fascinating line up of 12 thinkers and doers that will share their "ideas worth spreading" about their engagement with the continent. The speakers will be sharing with us their experiences about some of the big issues confronting our generation: themed around "OUR destiny in OUR hands" - how new ideas are shaping our interaction with Africa"
- Father Matthew Kukah, Nigerian Catholic Priest and social commentator who has fascinating and bold ideas on public sector leadership.
- Moky Makura, Nigerian-born South African actress and presenter. Her book 'Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs' tells the success stories of the top entrepreneurs on the continent.
- Petina Gappah, Zimbabwean writer and her beautiful book "An Elegy of Easterly" tells stories out of Zimbabwe that offers a completely new view of the country.
- Professor Pat Utomi, a founding Senior Faculty of the Lagos Business School (Pan African University). He has served in senior positions in government and in the private sector. He was a candidate for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2007 general elections and leader of the shadow cabinet of a rainbow coalition of political parties.
- Kemi Adegoke, Nigeria-born British Politician. She parted with conventional wisdom and stood for Parliament under the Conservative Party during the last elections in the UK.
- Bright Simons - Ghanaian technology innovator, development activist and social entrepreneur. As an Executive at Accra-based think tank IMANI (www.imanighana.org).
- Hannah Pool is, in her own words, British-Eritrean, Eritrean-British. She recently embarked on a journey back to her origins, which she recounts in her fascinating book titled My Fathers’ Daughter.
- Paul Onwuanibe, Nigerian Entrepreneur who has spent the last two years growing his business in Africa with hubs in Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi.
- Michela Wrong, British writer who has spent the last 16 years writing about Africa. Her most recent book, “It’s Our Turn to Eat”, tracks the story of Kenyan corruption whistleblower John Githongo. It has been described as reading “like a cross between Le Carre and Solzhenitsyn”.
- Muhtar Bakare, Nigerian Publisher who retired from banking after 12 years, in June 2004, to launch the publishing house; Kachifo Limited. Because of Bakare's vision, writers are energised and Nigerians are beginning to see literature as viable again.
- Richard Dowden, British journalist and writer is the Director of the Royal African Society. His book: Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles was published by Portobello Books in September 2008 .
Date: Saturday November 27
Time: 12 noon - 7.30 pm
Venue: UCL London
TEDxEuston is an invitation only event. If you want to attend the event get in touch with us by filling out this short form."I AM INTERESTED IN ATTENDING TEDxEuston"
The event last year sold, this year's will. If you plan to attend, don't leave it late. Register now!
For more details on TEDxEuston go to www.tedxeuston.com
To find out more about TED go to www.ted.com