Friday, November 7, 2014

TEDx Lilongwe is back with inspiring talks for 2014, will also be streamed LIVE in Blantyre

TEDxLilongwe returns to Crossroads Hotel for a second year, presenting live talks, performances, and TEDTalk videos to spark deep discussion and connection. This years event has a theme of '50/50 Vision’ On the 50th anniversary of Malawi Independence, idea’s that will help shape the next 50 years. The speakers are yet to be announced but the MC for this year's event is Ndawa Lungu a Creative Designer, Marketer and Communications Enthusiast.

Where: Crossroads Hotel, Lilongwe

: Saturday 15 November, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tickets: Tickets are available from Koko Bean Cafe @ Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and Papaya Cafe @ Game complex. Tickets cost MWK 6000 (includes entry to the event plus refreshments and lunch).

This year the event will also be STREAMED LIVE in Blantyre at The Polytechnic, Chichiri Campus.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: "Ideas Worth Spreading".

TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its origins in the Silicon Valley.

TEDx are independently organised events but are given a licence by the parent TED organisers. TEDx Lilongwe organised its first TEDx event last year at the same Crossroads Hotel. It has also been organising several live streaming events within Lilongwe. It will be the first time for this event to be STREAMED LIVE in Blantyre.

Last years speakers included well known Entrepreneur, Economist and Motivational Speaker, Henry Kachaje; Educationist, Dr Steve Sharra; Environmental Activist, Heather Lulu Maseko; Gender and Law Activist, Seodi White; Poet, Q Malewezi; Software Developer, Edmond Kachale; Social Entrepreneur, Racheal Sibande; African Storyteller, Masankho Banda; The boy who flies, Godfrey Masauli; Professional Photographer, The late Ellen Doherty; Maria Haralambidou and many more inspiring speakers.

Some of last year's speakers pose for a photograph


After the Saturday Event, TEDx Lilongwe has also organised a live TEDYouth conference streamed live from Brooklyn Museum, New York City on Sunday the 16th November. They will also be inspiring talks from local youths. The MC for TEDYouth will be Timveni TV Presenter and Marketer, Takondwa Phiri.

TEDYouth @ Lilongwe – Sun 16 November 2014
TEDxLilongwe Youth will showcase live, simulcast talks from the TEDYouth conference held in New York City. The day will also see inspiring talks from local Malawi youth.

Where: Crossroads Hotel, Lilongwe
When: Sunday 16 November, 8:00am onwards
Tickets: Tickets are being distributed through our event partners.

Image credits:
TedxLilongwe website and TED's website