Thursday, 28 November 2013

Last few tickets are now on sale for TEDxEuston 2013

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Its 10 days to the highlight of our year…and hopefully yours! During the past few weeks, we have been putting finishing touches to arrangements. The most exciting part of this is working with the speakers to develop their talks into the finished product. The temptation is huge to share some of that with you, but you will have to wait until the 7th!. We get a lot of requests for the programme, but those of you that have been to TEDxEuston, will know that we take all our speakers very seriously and invite you to attend all the talks. You never know where your inspiration will come from! If you came late for TEDxEuston last year, you would have missed out on Albie Sachs – he brought people to tears with the very first talk of the day. You can review our list of speakers here, and contemplate the odds of which one you don’t want to miss!

In addition to the advertised speakers – we will have a few pleasant surprises for you this year….. sorry we really cannot tell you :)

The team is working round the clock to make it a special experience for you from the minute you walk through the doors. So, if you have not done so already, don’t put it off. Get one of the last tickets for TEDxEuston HERE!





Monday, 25 November 2013

The Famous TEDxEuston Bookstand

This year as always, we will have a bookstand at TEDxEuston 2013, and we have a great line up of books recently written by our speakers. We have also asked them to kindly make the time to sign copies of the books that are purchased at the stands! As always, we are selling them at exactly the same price that we get them from the publishers. So come prepared! Unlike previous years however, due to popular demand/request we will also be accepting all debit/credit cards.

Find below a synposis of the three books we will have available!

Reforming the Unreformable- lessons from Nigeria byDr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

This book is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s account of her first stint as Minister of Finance in Nigeria. The key message of the book is that even in the face of entrenched resistance, change is possible where there is the political will. Even though there are barriers to a change, especially in the complex country that Nigeria is,  “Reforming the Unreformable” advocates a look into the fight against corruption, debt negotiations, and an implementation of structural reforms. The FT summarises it as a "handbook for her peers anywhere on how to combat vested interests opposing change".

Ending & Beginnings- A Story of healing by Redi Thabi

Redi Tlhabi’s debut novel, "Endings & Beginnings" is simply a masterpiece in the way it brings home to the reader the tragic effects of apartheid in the lives of different members of a community living in Soweto. It is an account of a tragic social and economic history, where the brutality of an economic system brought unimaginable suffering, and had a destructive effect on the psyche of a population struggling to make sense of their own existence.  A book that brings you to anger, and to tears. Its strength lies in its simple honesty of the effects of a sad era in South’s Africa’s history.

Black Like You- An Autobiography by Herman Mashaba

This is a personal story of survival and determination in the midst of adversity. The power of self belief, which is embodied in having a vision, daring to dream, and making it happen. A struggle which occurred during the apartheid regime, and went on to shape Herman’s world view, and define his resolve not to allow the challenges of life to weigh him down. It is a story of entrepreneurship, how a Herman Mashaba stayed true to his ambitions, and built and grew a successful high impact business, despite the challenges he was faced with.

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Friday, 15 November 2013

What will be your highlight from TEDxEuston 2013?

This is what you remember most from TEDxEuston 2012

What will be your highlight from

  "The Ripple Effect" 

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Friday, 8 November 2013

And finally we present....TEDxEuston "Extra"

And in 2013, for the first time ever, we will include an "extra" session of slightly shorter talks by 4 special people who could as well be any one in the audience. They have all "challenged conventional wisdom" and chosen career paths that have led to exhilarating ventures. They will share their incredible stories and the impact they are making on our world at TEDxEuston 2013. So gentlemen and ladies, fasten your seat belts and be prepared to be blown away....

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Jacqueline Nwobu quit her job as a medical technologist in 2010 to found Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the leading nationally distributed wedding magazine catering to women of color in the USA. With no prior experience within the publishing industry, Jacqueline and her husband launched Munaluchi Bride Magazine in 2010. Jacqueline's vision and determination to fill this void is what gave her the strength and willpower to break into and positively impact an industry she knew very little about.

Ikenna Azuike used to work as a lawyer in London and New York with UK and US until he quit in 2008 because it wasn't his passion. He set up a foundation devoted to promoting awareness about sustainability (Strawberry Earth) started working part time as a journalist by interning at Radio Netherlands Worldwide.  In February 2011, frustrated by the unbalanced and often inaccurate portrayal of Africa in western media, he created a video blog called What's Up Africa. What's Up Africa is a provocative, entertaining programme about African news, initiatives and people.

Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau discontinued a career in medicine and left the United States after a life changing experience working as a HIV researcher in South Africa. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of Education as a Vaccine (EVA).  EVA is a non-profit organization that builds and implements innovative programmes to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria. EVA challenges the social, cultural and structural factors that fuel the HIV epidemic and contribute to the poor sexual and reproductive health status of adolescent and young people.

Emeka Keazor trained and worked as a Lawyer both in Nigeria and the UK until he quit in 2012, after a series of personal challenges. He redefined his life-goals, placing his community and Charity work as his main focus. Transforming is hobby- as an amateur historian into his profession; he enrolled into Post-Graduate studies in History. His focus has been to unearth hitherto unknown gems in Nigeria's past, connecting modern day Nigeria to a genuinely glorious past.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Introducing TEDxEuston 2013 speaker: Catherine Phiri

We are proud to introduce our first speaker from Zambia. Catherine Phiri is the managing director of Media 365, a communications which produces award-winning cause related campaigns for leading organizations and is the executive producer of Zambia’s popular drama series Love Games. A passionate advocate for HIV and AIDS awareness, Catherine executive produced Shuga, MTV’s first drama series for Africa with a HIV storyline. Early on this year Catherine was appointed the Zambian chair of the Twenty Ten Club, who's ethos centres on enabling Black female business leaders and aspiring young entrepreneurs to achieve their potential.

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