Saturday, 27 August 2011

TEDxEuston 2011 registration opens

We are delighted to invite you to TEDxEuston 2011!

For a third year, TEDxEuston will aim to reflect ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African thinkers and leaders, positive about their continent and confident in their ability to shape its future. The speakers are all committed to engaging in an active and meaningful manner with the African continent. TEDxEuston is licensed by TED, and like all TED events, is run as a not-for-profit event. It is organised by an entirely volunteer group of African professionals. Our speakers are carefully selected to reflect the diversity of thinking and action on the continent from the arts, business communities and the public sector.

We present another incredible line-up of speakers spreading amazing ideas about will not want to miss this. 

Arnold Ekpe has been Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational, Inc., and its subsidiary, Ecobank Group since 2005.

Rt. Hon Paul Boateng MP is a British Labour Party politician and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent South from 1987 to 2005.From 2005 to 2009 he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa and was in July 2010 introduced as a member of the House of Lords.

Toyin Saraki is the Founder of The WellBeing Foundation, a front-line maternal and child health focused Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria. She was until recently the First Lady of Kwara State in Nigeria.

Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which was established in 2006 to support good governance and leadership in Africa.

Kayode Fayemi is the Governor of Ekiti state in Nigeria. He was sworn in October 2010 after winning a protracted legal battle in which he proved his opponent had engaged in electoral rigging. Prior to going into partisan politics, Kayode Fayemi was Director of the Centre for Democracy.

Lola Shoneyin says that she spends exactly 7.673% of her life day-dreaming. Her best seller; "The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives" is set in modern-day Nigeria and is about four wives and their husband, exploring the intricacies of family life.

Moky Makura is a TV presenter/producer, publisher, writer, actress and entrepreneur. She wrote the acclaimed book: ‘Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs’ and in In 2008, co-produced and presented a lifestyle TV series for MNet called “Living It", about  the lifestyle’s of Africa’s wealthy elite.

Jerome Okolo runs Maxivision, which that provides the highest standard of eye-care delivery in the country. His life story provides a vivid and personal illustration of our tumultuous and rapidly changing epoch.

Herman Chinery-Hesse co-founded the SOFTtribe Limited, which has become the leading software house in Ghana and possibly West Africa. Herman’s current venture Black Star line (BSL), seeks to financially empower rural Africans via e-commerce.

Kola Karim is the Chief Executive of Shoreline Energy International. Shoreline Energy International is a leading energy holding company operating in Africa with a diversified portfolio of companies in Construction, Oil and Gas, Power, Telecommunications, Engineering and Manufacturing.

Helen Lieberman is the founder and Honorary President of Ikamva Labantu (The Future of our Nation), a South African grassroots organisation, constituted during the Apartheid years.

Femi Temowo is a guitarist ‘par excellence’. His latest project sees him in a Trio/Quartet setting where he is currently experimenting with combining Nigerian folk sounds and the jazz song form.

Kwame Kwei-Armah is a musician, playwright and actor. He was recently named artistic director of CENTERSTAGE, the leadingprofessional theater in Baltimore, and the designated State Theater of Maryland.

Paula Akugizibwe, a writer and HIV and human rights activist. She was born in Nigeria to parents of Rwandan and Ugandan origin and grew up largely in Southern Africa. She considers herself a happy pan-African nomad. 

For more details on the speakers and how to register, go to our website