We are delighted and proud to announce that Owerri is set to host the first ever TEDx event in the South East. If you are progressive and desire to meet and greet with like minds, this is one event you do not want to miss for anything.
According to a statement made available to AlaOwerri.com by the organisers, the first independent TED event in South East Nigeria will be happening in Owerri. TEDxAladinma will take place on Saturday, May 20 in the capital of Imo State with the initial theme “Unleash the Dragon”. The novel event is billed to attract a host of Students, youths, public administrators, industrialists, academia and technocrats. Some of the distinguished speakers expected at the event includes Uriel Ngozika Oputa of Big Brother Naija fame, Chude Jideonwo of Red Media Africa, Chioma Ukonu, cofounder RecyclePoints, Mark Okoye Jnr, Anambra State commissioner of Economic Planning, Confidence Odionye, Founder, BeatTraffick other speakers include Patience Orji, Powerlifting World Record holder and Chibueze Ikedi of Learn Factory among others.
As part of the TEDx tradition, TEDxAladinma chose speakers from a mix of professions such as entertainment, technology, academia, public service, literary art, environment, social enterprise and sports. We want to share the inspiring stories from these achievers in order to motivate the youths in our community to do extraordinary things. We want the audience to explore their talents, after this event especially, in the face of the harsh economy. The overall aim of the maiden conference is to inspire people to unleash their potentials, help them discover what they can do every day to fulfil their purpose in life.
This initial event will host 100 registered individuals, twelve speakers and performers in line with TED rules. Those who are unable to attend can join online via live feeds on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and website.
Owerri will be joining the likes of other TEDx conferences held in Marrakesh, Euston, Paris, Silicon Valley, Oxford, Lagos and 1600 other places, all organised by passionate volunteers.
TEDxAladinma is licensed by TED, a US-based not-for-profit enterprise devoted to the propagation of ideas worth spreading. It celebrates and spreads locally-driven ideas in technology, science, entertainment, design and business, through conferences in more than 100 languages across the world. In January 2017, Emeka Ulor was licensed to host TEDxAladinma as a standard TEDx event for Owerri.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes and lives. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our world. But a TED conference is broader still, showcasing important ideas from any discipline, and exploring how they all connect.