TEDxAsata, a major independently organized TED event in Enugu which will feature experts, technology enthusiasts and media personalities across Enugu and beyond will hold its maiden edition this year.
The event which will happen on February 1, 2020 at Oaklands Hotel is aimed at discussing pertinent issues that affect the economy and future of the state.
TEDxAsata event challenges each and every one of us, as members of society in Enugu and South East as a whole, to question and define our values and beliefs in an effort to create an awareness and understanding of why we behave as we do,
The plans for the event was made known officially by the organizers of the TED event. According to organisers of TEDxAsata, Abiola Durodola and Habib Sheidu, well-known personalities like Obi Asika (Co-founder, Social media week Lagos), Udo Jude Ilo (Country officer, OSIWA), Chief Ben Etiaba, FCA(Renowned Chartered Accountant and immediate Past Chairman, Enugu Sports Club) have all been confirmed to grace the occasion as speakers.
These speakers alongside, Dr. Val Ozoigbo (President/ Medical Director, Valcee Medical center, Memphis Tennessee, USA), Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu(Former Country Manager, Microsoft west Africa), Joyce Daniels (Quintessential speaker and Founder Talk nation) and Honey Ojokwu (an On-Air Personality), Ekene Odigwe, Odinaka Ogwuozor, Nancy Ikpeazu, Chioma Nwosu and Benson Boris will be sharing their stories and innovative ideas on the TEDx stage on Saturday.
With lots of activities lined up for the event, the maiden edition will feature 100 attendees drawn from across the state as well as the inspirational performances from Spoken Word Artistes, Tea Break/Networking session and Art Exhibition.
The theme for this year’s edition of the event is AWARENESS, which undoubtedly will reinvoke the consciousness in both young and old persons in the state and why we need to be aware of many of the things that has informed our decision overtime.
This curtain raiser edition of TEDxAsata which will be held on February 1, 2020 will focus on asking questions about the development of Enugu, South East and Nigeria as a whole. According to the Curator of the event, Iheanyi Igboko, the team made a dynamic selection of industry experts and young professionals to lead the conversation. He furthered that the event is being positioned to become the annual gathering of movers and shakers of the from all industry in the region.
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TED is a global foundation and a not-for-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading which brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share what they are most passionate about. The event is run by a group of young and passionate volunteers from across different fields who see the need to engage the youths and discuss issues that can catalyze economic growth.
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