TEDxEuston 2018: Dreamweavers
155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD, UK
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxEuston is an independently organised event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. Founded in 2009, TEDxEuston is a platform that champions 'African ideas worth spreading'.
In our 9th year, we call upon our community to leave behind labels, imposed or assumed, as we forge ahead with a theme that signifies the point of intersection between unbridled aspiration, and tangible activity.
TEDxEuston 2018: Dreamweavers will be the official meeting point for all who share intellectual curiosity about Africa. A space for the diaspora and for all to imagine, collaborate and take action.
With 13 dynamic speakers and 2 outstanding performers a ticket to TEDxEuston includes:
**Access to the venue and the TEDxEuston Marketplace
**Complimentary refreshments throughout the day
**Hot buffet lunch
**TEDxEuston goodie bag
**Complimentary entry to the afterparty
This year’s event also signals the launch of the new TEDxEuston Marketplace where we’ll be showcasing some of the amazing products and services from you, our community! If you’re interested in exhibiting with us this year (or your know someone who would be), please send an email to email@example.com.
Speakers announced to date are as follows:
Femi Oguns (MBE) is a former actor and agent. His passion to create a platform which would give actors of all ethnicities the platform to express themselves to their fullest, led to the establishment of the Identity School of Acting and Identity Agency Group in October 2003. In 2010, Femi was named a UK Film Council Breakthrough Brit in the fields of Acting and Writing. He also made Powerful Media's Power List of the top 100 most influential figures of African/Caribbean descent. In 2017 he became the first agent in the UK to be awarded with a special jury prize by the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for his contribution to the British Film Industry. Most recently he opened the LA division of Identity School of Acting, and former students, John Boyega and Letitia Wright are amongst it’s patrons.
Dr Claire Karekezi is a Specialist Neurosurgeon. Born and raised in Rwanda, Claire completed her Clinical Fellowship in Neuro-Oncology & Skull Base Surgery at the University of Toronto in 2018 and returned to Rwanda as the country's first and only female neurosurgeon.Over the course of her training, Claire has received several awards, including a 2013 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) award, a Women In Neurosurgery (WINS) award, a Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair Visiting International Surgeon Award, the 2016 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) International Visiting Surgeon Fellowship in Neurosurgery/Neuro-Oncology, amongst others.She hopes to inspire young women to pursue neurosurgery.
Georgia Arnold is the Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at Viacom International Media Networks. Responsible for developing social initiatives for the company’s portfolio of over two hundred TV channels and websites, Georgia has initiated unprecedented partnerships and campaigns for MTV on HIV and AIDS awareness, as well as for Nickelodeon on children’s rights. Since its launch in 1988, she has been overseeing the Staying Alive Campaign and was instrumental in establishing the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, a global charitable body that provides grants to grassroots, youth-led organisations to set up HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns in their communities. A particular highlight of Ms. Arnold’s career is her involvement with the multi award-winning MTV Shuga – a 360-degree mass-media HIV prevention campaign with a worldwide viewership of over 720 million people (and which discovered the Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o).In 2013, MTV Breaks was born - Georgia’s latest international initiative to inspire and give real life opportunities to the next generation of creative talent around the world.
Omar Degan is a Somali-Italian Architect. He is the Principal and Founder of DO Architecture and Design , an architecture firm based in Mogadishu, specialised in sustainability, emergency architecture and post-conflict reconstruction.Born in 1990, Degan holds a BA in Architecture, an Msc (Hons) in Architecture for Sustainability and a potsgraduate degree in Habitat and Cooperation - Emergency architecture and developing countries. His passion for serving the most vulnerable populations led him to establish a firm in the capital city of Somalia devoted to supporting the post conflict reconstruction process through the use of architecture.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Your TEDxEuston Team
What's the refund policy? All tickets purchased are non-refundable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, if you give your name atthe door we will be able to check you in but please remember to bring valid ID if you are a student.
Can I update my registration information? Yes. This can be done via universe, please remember to update all attendees information up to two weeks prior to the event to ensure that names are accurate on name badges.
Do TEDxEuston profit from this event? No. Please note all TEDxEuston events are not-for-profit and the team work on a voluntary basis. The tickets for each event are subsided by our generous partners.
Terms & Conditions
1. Please note that all tickets purchased are non-refundable except if the event is cancelled or significantly altered by the organisers.
2.TEDxEuston reserves the right to make alterations to the programme such as speaker line up changes but will endeavour to ensure that all speakers are of a similar calibre and stature.
3. TEDxEuston reserves the right to refuse admission to the venue.
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