TEDxACCRA ANNOUNCES FINAL SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR FIRST IN-PERSON EVENT SINCE 2016

For the first time in 6 years, TEDxAccra will return as a live event on December 17, 2022. The event will be held at the University of Ghana, Cedi Conference Centre in Legon. In 2021, after a 5-year hiatus, the event was virtual thanks to a partnership with CEEK VR.

Now, TEDxAccra will be brought to the people live and in person for the first time since 2016. While building on the legacy of TEDxAccra, the platform will continue to highlight Africans on the continent and in the diaspora that exemplify not just the theme, but what TED stands for. The legacy of TED Conferences is the ground-breaking ideas, stories and philosophies that have been shared globally, catalyzing change, and creating lasting impact.

TEDxAccra stands with the same purpose, bringing together voices that are heralding change, and impacting the African Continent and her people. This year’sspeakers span across various sectors including Education, Tech, Sports, Social Impact, Entertainment and Creative Arts.

Full line-up belowand their respectivebios are attached.

Aisha Addo, Founder Power To Girls Foundation

Del Titus Bawuah, Founder Web3 Accra

Jabari Hall, Founder JHASHEART

Kenny Annan Jonathan, CEO The Mail Room

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, Founder Nkyinkyim Museum

Michelle Sam, Writer, Filmmaker and Actress

Nana Danso, Contemporary Artist

Patrick Fynn, Founder StandOut Care and One Young World Ambassador

Precious Bonsu, Founder, CEO Whale Learning Group

Stefania Manfreda, Founder, Creative Lead & Curator Lokko House

Terry Kojo Oppong, TEDxAccra Organizer “We are excited to finally bring TEDxAccra to the people. This has been a labour of love, especially because our team of volunteers is spread out globally.

Fortunately, the live event means that some of us will finally meet for the first time,” the organizer of the event Terry Kojo Oppong said. “We have a great line-up of speakers who truly champion the Continent.

Our speakers represent a variety of fields, and we are grateful that this is a platform they have chosen to share and spread their ideas.”

The event is organized by Terry Kojo Oppong, co-organized by Nana Ama Owusu-Agyemang, curated by Tim Struthers, Cecelia Adjei, Manish Padhiar, Bright Tenbil and Kofi Aprakuand executive produced by Brenda Mureithi for BLK HUT. Taptap Send are the official Sponsor, and UBER are an official ride share partner.

For speaker and Terry Kojo Oppong interview requests, contact Tim Struthers – timstruthers@gmail.com

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.) Follow TEDxAccra on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Pindrop and TEDxSHORTS.

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