With two independently organized TED events coming to Nigeria this July, we can’t wait to see innovation and disruptive technology from Nigeria soon.

TED conferences gather the world’s leading thinkers and doers who are devoted to the converging fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design and have become “the ultimate brain spa” for everyone who participates.

In fact, what adds to the excitement and inspiration is an extraordinary audience and speaker line-up made up of Internet pioneers, entrepreneurs, movie producers, architects, creative directors, CEOs, authors, investors, celebrities, philanthropists and thought leaders.

In acknowledgement of the consistent efforts of the average Nigerian person to outdo himself, TEDxVictoriaIsland has been themed “Recreating our World”, and will be hosting a diverse selection of inspiring speakers from Nigeria focusing on edutainment, information technology and community development.

Date: July 9, 2010

Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Centre

Time: 10:00 a.m

Fee: N15, 000

Speakers include:

  • Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, Her Excellency, The First Lady of Lagos State
  • Professor Pat Utomi, Professor of Political Economics and Entrepreneur
  • Betty Irabor, Editor – in – Chief, Genevieve Magazine
  • Mo Abudu, Business Consultant and Talk show host
  • Atuyota Akporobomeriere (a.k.a Alibaba), Ace comedian and Business Man
  • Mr. Adeoye Abodunrin, Vice president (Professional Development), PMP (Lagos Chapter)
  • Mr. Kayode Olufemi-Ayoola, Professional Coach and Personal capability development consultant
  • Mr. Adebola Akindele, Managing Director, Courteville Investments Plc.
  • Mr. Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, MD/CEO Infographics Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Kolapo Solesi, MD/CEO, Sulphurtel Ltd.
  • Mr. Dominic Essien, CEO, Seed Media
  • Mr. Gbenga Sesan, Information Technology Ambassador
  • Mr. Adeyemi Fowe, Integration and Deployment Manager, Nokia, West Africa
  • Professor Damola Oke, Professor of Botany, Lagos State University

For more information, visit their Facebook page or follow the event on Twitter.

At TEDxAbuja, there’ll be a focus on how the building of a stable institutional framework that reinforces the acquisition of ideas can bring about development.

TEDxAbuja is an invitation-only event with the theme: “Technology, the Language for Development”, and would feature back-to-back schedule of talks, performances and other multimedia surprises showcasing “Ideas Worth Spreading” from carefully selected presenters whom the event organisers feel have something valuable to contribute towards development.

Date: July 10, 2010

Venue: Shehu Yar’dua Centre, Abuja

Time: 8.00am

Speakers include:

  • ‘Gbenga Sesan, Ashoka Fellow and Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria.
  • Anthony Onugba, Movie Director and Coordinator of Digital Film City
  • Saheed Adepoju, Co-founder of Encipher Limited

For more information, visit their Facebook page or follow the event on Twitter.

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4 Responses to Live TED Events Coming to Nigeria This July

  1. BolaOni says:

    I can't wait Loy. Was reading TED's post yesterday and was wondering why we can't have one here, not knowing that it is about to HAPPEN

    Won't miss this one o.

    Keep the great work up Baba Lol

  2. Great stuff. TED Events in Nigeria will be great to see

  3. Hi, just wandered by. I have a West Virginia 4g website. Can’t believe the amount of information out there. Looking for something else, but very nice site. Have a great day.

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