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Theme: A good head and a good heart

This event occurred on
April 10, 2010
6:00pm - 3:30am GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Accra, Greater Accra

Never in the history of the planet has the sharing and distribution of ideas from young leaders and thinkers been so relevant or urgent as it is now. Around the world, youth are leading the social revolution and sparking innovation across all industries. In 2010, TEDxYouthInspire will champion these young people to share their stories and experiences, while inspiring them to move their ideas beyond local communities and out into the world.

Taking place in Accra, Ghana, TEDxYouthInspire will be an open space for the continent's youngest visionaries to collaborate and reevaluate the possibilities of creating a better global community.

A one-day, participatory event, TEDxYouthInspire will use the theme "A Good Head & A Good Heart", taken from a quote by former South African President Nelson Mandela, to exhibit how extraordinary youth leaders combine radical thought and integrity of spirit to set in motion unlimited possibilities for a brighter future.

Remaining true to the spirit of the TED Conference – hosting the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, and challenging them to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less – TEDxYouthInspire will be comprised of a mix of live talks and performances as well as pre-recorded talks from recent TED conferences.

An invitation-only event, TEDxYouthInspire 2010 is the crossroads for Africa's young opinion leaders, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs to foster learning, inspiration and wonder about the ingenuity used to transform our world, while provoking conversations that matter and creating a forum for "ideas worth sharing".

Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT
Accra 233
Accra, Greater Accra, 00000
Event type:
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Organizing team


Dakar, Senegal
  • Daisy Baffoe
    Assistant Event Curator
  • Sharon Brooks
    Publicity Coordinator
  • Worlali Senyo
    Location Coordinator
  • Allen Manser
    Speaker Coordinator & Coach
  • Edward Amartey-Tagoe
    Marketing & Publicity Volunteer
  • Rawlings Sam
    Marketing & Publicity Volunteer
  • Ethel Delali Cofie
    Technology Volunteer
  • Charles Amega-Selorm
    Technology Volunteer
  • Musse Bizuneh
    Partnership Coordinator
  • Gameli Adzaho
    Marketing & Publicity Volunteer
  • Emily Akumah
    Website Coordinator
  • Christopher Bennett
    Website Coordinator