Euston
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Theme: Facing Forward

This event occurred on
December 6, 2014
9:00am - 7:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

TEDxEuston 2014 to be held on Saturday 6th December in London. TEDxEuston is an event that aims to reflect the ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African leaders, presenting to an audience committed to engaging and re-engaging in an active and meaningful manner with the continent. TEDxEuston is a TED-like event locally organised by a team of African professionals in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, devoted to leveraging the power of ideas to change the world. The events are cross-disciplinary and talks focused on changing attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.
TEDxEuston focuses on issues important to Africa and our objectives are to:
• Inspire a new generation of people to engage responsibly with Africa
• Bring together people that have found or are seeking innovative approaches for the continents challenges
• Foster an environment for embracing our passion and commitment for the continent
This year we have an exciting line of speakers, great thinkers and doers creating a new brand of leadership for African communities. TEDxEuston has held five very successful events in London. This year is themed “Facing Forward” and set to be as captivating as its predecessors.

Puddle Dock
Blackfriars
London, London, City of, EC4V 3DB
United Kingdom
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Speakers

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Yvonne Owuor

YVONNE OWUOR Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is a Kenyan writer, who was named "Woman of the Year" by Eve Magazine in Kenya in 2004 for her contribution to the country's literature and arts. She won the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story "Weight of Whispers", which considers an aristocratic Rwandan refugee in Kenya. Born in Nairobi, Owuor studied English at Jomo Kenyatta University, before taking an MA in TV/Video development at Reading University. She has worked as a screenwriter and was the Executive Director of the Zanzibar International Film Festival from 2003 to 2005. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications worldwide including Kwani? and McSweeney’s, and her story "The Knife Grinder’s Tale" was made into a short film in 2005. Her novel "Dust" published in 2014 received widespread critical recommendations as a vivid and often poetic portrayal of the violent history of Kenya in the second half of the 20th century.

Organizing team

Chikwe
Ihekweazu

Abuja, Nigeria
Organizer

Ike
Anya

London, United Kingdom
Co-organizer
  • Paddy Anigbo
    Team member
  • Felicia Meyerowitz
    Team member
  • Chika Unigwe
    Team member
  • Chuks Adichie
    Team member
  • Adaugo (Diggi) Amajuoyi
    Team member
  • Winnie Sseruma
    Team member
  • Femi Sunmonu
    Team member
  • Nkem Onyeador
    Team member
  • Chioma Onyenwe
    Team member
  • Ije Ononogbu
    Team member
  • Edo Ihekweazu
    Team member
  • Amina Abonde-Adigun
    Team member
  • Sheila Ruiz
    Team member
  • Sheila Ruiz
    Team member
  • Yvonne Chioma Mbanefo
    Team member
  • Ama Akuamoah
    Team member
  • Ifediba Nwokedi
    Team member
  • Nazo Anya
    Team member
  • Marian Ogundairo
    Team member
  • Annabel Sowemimo
    Team member