Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Hon. Hannah Serwah Tetteh, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and former Director General of GBC and 2012 running mate of the PPP , Madam Eva Lokko, are among the heavy weights lined up to thrill equally great audience come 22nd March 2014, at the maiden Conference in Accra.
Set to take place at the Kama Conference Centre in Labone, TED is an annual event that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline — technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, and development. The talks at the conference, “TEDTalks,” are then made available to watch for free on TED.com.
Under the theme “inform, Empower & Educate, TEDxLabone2014 has a speaker lineup that is — in a word — thrilling. Speakers will touch on topics ranging from technology, entertainment, design and education to climate change, architecture, music, science and parenting. Some speakers on the lineup will look back and reflect on things that have happened over the past 30 years.
Hon Hanna Tetteh – Lawyer & Politician will talk about her passion “Women in Leadership & Governance – Why it matters & personal reflections”, while Uche Ofodile, Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone will talk about “Woman to Woman: How successful women can replicate their success through mentoring”.
The astute Entrepreneur & Broadcaster, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Hayford Siaw – a Social Entrepreneur & a Reach for Change Leader” and Mrs. Eva Lokko a Gender Activist, Public/Motivational Speaker will all share intriguing experience in their various fields on Dream, imagine, explore; Challenging today’s African to conquer tomorrow; Do good, doing it well, and The Third Pillar For Job Creation respectively
Papa Arkhurst -Entrepreneur & Public / Motivational Speaker speaking on Functional Citizenship, Paul Anomah-Kordieh- Visually impaired newscaster & a motivational speaker talking about Disability and employment struggle—Personal Lessons, Regina Agyare- Software Developer & Social Entrepreneur speaking on Changing Africa’s single story with science and and D.K Osei-Yaw Writer, rapper, actor, musical and recording artist are among the about 20 speakers lined up.
Others are Benjamin Gregory Aggrey Social Entrepreneur & Brands Specialist on Winning Together, Intentionally, Patricia Obo-Nai Chief Technical Officer, Vodafone on Ghana Age of the Girl-Geek: Women leading Ghana’s technological catch-up in the next decade, Toni Manieson -Jazz Musician & Entrepreneur on Reaching My Destiny, Living My Dream – Music through Gratitude Anyone Can!, Anthonia Senam Fesu – Broadcaster & Creator of Art on What you need to know about Parental Guidance, and Daniel Antwi – Business Consultant & Entrepreneur on The difference between winners and losers in this life.
The rest are Makafui Awuku Social Entrepreneur on the African and Ghanaian way of learning in our schools, Ken Fiifi Amoah – Writer and Financial Tax Auditor on Pursuit of Excellence, Prince Williams Oduro – Social Entrepreneur & Business Consultant on Living for others – the Greatest Legacy”, and Nathaniel Padi – Student & Mobile App Developer Technology in schools on How I build a homework app for students
At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connections. Therefore speakers’ presentations will be interspersed with musical and other entertaining performances including videos such as “ Telling the African Story: Komla Dumor at TEDxEuston and My philosophy for a happy life: Sam Berns at TEDxMidAtlantic 2013”.
The late ace BBC broadcaster Komla Dumor and award-winning investigative journalist Anas Areemeyaw Anas were TED Speakers in the past.
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxLabone works to share the voices of thinkers, innovators and performers who will inform, Empower & Educate. Visit www.tedxlabone.com to read the full bio.
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