Monday, April 23, 2012

TEDxIfe: $50 FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!

Happy World Book and Copyright Day!!!

TEDx events are created to share ideas that change our world and that is what TEDxIfe is all about - bringing geniuses and intellectuals who through experience, vast knowledge and skill have gathered ideas worth telling the world. This is so exciting! The biggest ideas conference in the world is coming to Ile-Ife, Osun state in Nigeria! 

In the light of this, we want to engage young people in participating in this event and they would get rewarded for that! 

From wherever you are, in Nigeria or outside Nigeria, all you have to do is send in your own original idea and stand the chance of winning $50! Our focus is on the youth and our theme is CREATE/REDEFINE/CHANGE. 

How can the government and the people of Nigeria help our country's youth, the emerging leaders of tomorrow? What changes do you think should be made? What new areas are unexplored? There are so many questions we need answers to.

Nigeria has a sea of brilliant minds yet undiscovered! Send in your piece and let Nigeria hear your voice. You are the change we are waiting for! One short piece of writeup can cause a revolution and bring about a change.

Post your ideas on our facebook page www.facebook.com/tedxife. Note: Your piece shouldn't be more than 250 words. You can send in as many entries as you want. The person with the best idea who also has the highest number of comments would get rewarded. Participants should endeavour that they are fans of the facebook page. Entries close 30th May, 2012.

TED began in 1984 as a conference devoted to the converging fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design (hence its name). Over the years, the scope has broadened. The Conference now brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers. Past speakers include Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, evangelist Billy Graham, Chimamanda Adichie, Chris Abani, finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala etc.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED instituted TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 

At TEDxIfe, we wish to add a local flavour to a global event. Our focus is on webtechnology, arts and creativity. The speaker line-up for TEDxIfe has been specially selected to reflect our vision. They are: co-founder of Nigeria’s hottest job website,Opeyemi Awoyemi; the founder of an art collective, Emeka Okereke; a top radio show host, Tosyn Bucknor; acclaimed political cartoonist, Mike Asukwo, among many others like Victor Ehikhamenor, Qudus Onikeku, Gbenga Sesan, Nkemdilim Uwaje, Tolu Ogunlesi, Segun Adefila, Eghosa Imasuen and Omotola Fawunmi.

This is more than a penny for your thoughts - we are offering $50 as a reward! Just drop your idea on our facebook page, interact with other Nigerian youths and most importantly, be part of the wind of change set to take over Nigeria!

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