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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
In the spirit of ideas worth sharing, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED like experience. Our event is TEDxOkumagbaAve, where x = independently organized TED event. Okumagba is the central suburb of the Warri metropolis and it is home to over 5000 young people who are working hard to build their dreams. Our focus at every event is to stir conversations for change. We use our events to celebrate individuals that challenge the limitations of the present in order to reshape what is possible in the future and is helping to envision possibilities and surpass limitations.
At our TEDxOkumagbaAve events, live speakers and TED talk videos will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in small groups. Our very first event held on the 28th of April 2018, The second was held on 5th October 2019, due to the pandemic we didn’t hold an event last year. Our previous speakers include, Hon. Ben Igbakpa, Nichole Onome Yemra, Erriga paperboy, Tobore Davids, Omawumi Ogbe, Dr. Paddy Iyamu.
TEDxOkumagbaAve is organized by Ruona Oghuvbu and Tobore Ejoma Joseph and a dedicated team of volunteers.