TEDx Skoll Conversations
As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the globe, pressuring public health systems and disrupting daily life, it has magnified inequities and exposed deep structural injustices. In this time of profound and prolonged uncertainty, how are local communities responding? How are innovators and social entrepreneurs rising to the challenge? TED + Skoll Foundation invite you to join a series of local conversations hosted by TEDx communities focusing on urgent ideas related to the pandemic.
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Join a virtual TEDx event
This November and December, register for virtual events and discussions led by TEDx communities in Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa, and India that will spotlight ideas related to the pandemic. Together, let’s explore approaches to crisis response and the care of our communities.
|Event Date||Virtual Event||Country||What to expect + how to register|
|Nov 7||TEDxSãoPaulo||Brazil||You're invited to a virtual TEDxSãoPaulo on well-being + physical health during COVID-19. The event will feature TEDx talks in Portugese with English & Spanish translation. Free + open to the public. Register to join|
|Nov 13||TEDxBangalore||India||An online conversation asking, what does the pandemic mean for our children? TEDxBangalore believes children are our future, and will examine the state of children in India. They'll unpack the effects of COVID-19 and our adult choices in terms of health, nutrition, education, and more. Free + open to the public. Register to join|
|Nov 20||TEDxBangalore||India||An online conversation recognizing that there are more than a billion people living with a fragile critical mental healthcare ecosystem. This may be India's Achilles heel as it grapples with COVID-19. Join TEDxBangalore to understand the multiple realities playing out in India, and what we can possibly do about it on a personal and systemic level. Free + open to the public. Register to join|
|Dec 3||TEDxJohannesburg||South Africa||Join TEDxJohannesburg for a virtual salon on "Surviving Pandemics." Many African countries were inadequately equipped to withstand the shock of the coronavirus pandemic. While the continent was not unique in this regard, COVID-19 has exposed an apparent need for the people of Africa to strengthen the capacity to collect data, innovate appropriate solutions, and support programs that address the shortcomings. These issues will be explored together. Free + open to the public. Register to join|
|Dec 5||TEDxPortHarcourt||Nigeria||Under the hopeful theme, “Light Bearers“, TEDxPortHarcourt will explore the ideas and trends that are being accelerated by the impact of the COVID-19 and social unrest, particularly in the global digital economy. Our talks will explore the Nigerian response + experience of these uncertain times. Free + open to the public. Register to join|
|Dec 12||TEDxSãoPaulo||Brazil||You're invited to a virtual TEDxSãoPaulo on well-being + mental health during COVID-19. The event will feature TEDx talks in Portugese with English + Spanish translation. Free + open to the public. Register to join|
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Pandemics + public health on the ground
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About our partnership
TED + The Skoll Foundation partnership
Skoll Foundation is a global supporter of the TEDx network of curators and conveners who are strengthening community and civic discourse across the globe. To learn more about past TEDx Skoll Conversations series, hear directly from TEDx communities they’ve supported.
About The Skoll Foundation
The Skoll Foundation seeks to catalyze transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and innovators who together advance equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.