TEDxSurulereWomen is an independently organized TED event which will hold in Surulere, Lagos. The Conference which will debut in November will be the maiden edition of an annual event and is scheduled for the 4th Of November, 2017.
The event will feature a curated lineup of diverse speakers spanning industry, origin, age and experience. It will also feature a selection of exclusive simulcast segments of the TEDWomen event taking place in New Orleans only 24 hours prior. The goal of this event is to help people connect in an environment that inspires the expression of unique points of view as we explore the theme in all its manifestations in relation to gender and the society at large.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.