Our event will be a viewing party of the TEDxChange conference hosted by Melinda Gates. TEDxLumpini will host an intimate salon where we encourage the interested and the passionate to connect around the issues of global development.
Broadcast from Seattle, USA, this year's TEDxChange speakers include:
CATHLEEN KAVENY, a legal scholar and theologian who will talk about the intersection of faith and family planning. She will offer her unique perspective on reconciling religious traditions and modern life.
HALIMATOU HIMA, an inspiring young woman from Niger working at the country’s United Nations offices. Her talk will focus on the importance of investing in girls to positively disrupt the course of their lives.
ROGER THUROW, a journalist and author, will follow with a talk about the role of people and technology in disrupting natural agricultural cycles and the importance of the 1980s Ethiopian famine in shaping his passion and interest in this space.
JULIE DIXON of Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication explore the permanent disruption of social media on the way people get involved in social causes and how this has the potential to gradually shift traditional models of donor engagement across the non-profit sector.
Alongside these inspiring speakers, we are also looking forward to a spoken-word performance from DAVID FASANYA as well as a preview of the movie Revolutionary Optimists, including a brief conversation with some of the children featured in the film.