Thousands of brilliant African minds will converge at the National Theater in Accra, Ghana, for yet another intriguing conference and exchange program of TEDxAccra. The independently organized TED event provides a platform for African visionaries in various fields of endeavor to share their unique stories and perspectives on what it takes to shine like a gem in this competitive world.
This year’s program begins Tuesday 19 April with daily workshops and discussions leading to the all-day confab on Saturday, 23 April. This year’s theme is”Re-Think.” Events will be live streamed from the TedxAccra website.
First organized in 2009, TEDxAccra has convened annual gatherings in Ghana’s capital city since 2010. Past speakers have included activists, entrepreneurs, historians, scientists, explorers, technologists and artists, all sharing insights and ideas related to the Ghanaian business environment and that of the world as a whole.
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Attendees for the 2016 edition will be able to get even more interactive by participating in a StoryCorps challenge. Organizers state:
We are asking you both locals and Ghanaians in diaspora to investigate into our priorities as a country by using the StoryCorps app to interview your friends and loved ones.
By sharing these stories with the TEDxAccra community, you are helping us spark a national movement to record and preserve meaningful conversations with one another that results in an ever-growing digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity.
Here is a selection of some speakers for this year’s TEDxAccra conference: