TEDxLilongwe talks Screening at mHub
May 12, 2016
TEDxLilongwe talks Screening at mHub

TEDxLilongwe organizers alongside mHub have organized a live screening of the TED talks on the 16 th and 17 th of February at mHub offices. The office is located inside Corporate Mall along the Paul Kagame Highway. This is a free event, starting from 18:30 and aims at allowing people to open their minds to ideas that are being developed all over the world. The flagship TED Conference is held annually on the North American West Coast and this year it shall take place from the 15 th to the 19 th of February in Vancouver, Canada. The breadth of content includes science, business, the arts, technology and global issues. Eighteen-minute talks are interspersed with shorter presentations, including music, performances and comedy. “TED is all about sharing ideas, we hope you’ll join us to hear from some of the world’s most inspiring minds and to share your ideas and dreams for the future” said John Cass, TEDxLilongwe organizer. TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TEDxLilongwe has organized TEDx talks for two conservative years and is providing a platform for people to view the international TED talks of this year which has the theme of “Dream”. TEDxLilongwe is a volunteer run, nonprofit, ideas event that brings the internationally recognised TED brand to the Malawi’s capital for an independently organized TEDx event. TEDxLilongwe brings ideas, theatre, thinkers, innovators and enjoyment to the region with some of the country’s most interesting presenters taking the stage to deliver their “ideas worth spreading”. mHub is Malawi’s first technology hub, it is an incubator for technology startups with a special focus on building young technology entrepreneurs through training, skills development and mentorship. With similar goals, TEDxLilongwe and mHub are working together to try and ensure that Malawian ideas are given an opportunity to grow locally and internationally “mHub is proud to host the TED live streaming and associated with the quest to share ideas for global development. As an innovation hub we are happy that some of the speakers for this year’s event are using technology to solve various community challenges. We look forward to the networking and interactions that will follow this live streaming” said Vincent Kumwenda, Community Manager for mHub. The screen shall be set up, the food shall be available for purchase and all you need to bring is your mind. NOTES:  TED which stands for ‘Technology, Entertainment, Design’ is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.  At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, 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 called TEDxLilongwe, where x = independently organized TED event.  TEDxLilongwe, Malawi's first ever TEDx conference, took place in Lilongwe, Malawi on 25th May 2013 at Crossroads. To a packed auditorium, 13 inspiring individuals share their ideas and experiences.  The second TEDx event took place on 25 th November 2014 at Crossroads Auditorium and held the first ever TEDxYouth event in Malawi the next day in the same location. TEDxYouth talks are talks that are targeted at inspiring the youth.  The TEDxLilongwe talks have had speakers such as Qabaniso Malewezi, Maria Haralambidou, Heather Lulu Maseko, Jeffrey Tillius, Masankho Banda, Henry Kachaje, Godfrey Masauli, Ellen Doherty, Edmond Kachale, Chitsanzo Lamba-Issac, Steve Sharra, Seodi White, Rachel Sibande, Kuyenda, Chisomo Daka, Happy Kavalo, Jaco Jana, Vitumbiko Kambilonje, Stephen Chiunjira, Alinafe Botha, Kruger Nyasulu, Joanna Kachilika, Memory Champiti, Rachel Edwards, Blessings Mwale, Ulemu Msonthi, Dr. Govind Saha, Dr. Chomora Mikeka, Bester Mulanzi, Patrick Samphere, Habiba Osman, Michael Phoya, Bram Fudzulani, Mark Bennet, Jamie Stuart, Dr. Perry Jensen, George Kalukusha, Lilly Banda, Hastings Tchinga and Menes La Plume.

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