The TEDxEuston team is at it again and the wheels are turning! Thinking back to Vision to Reality on Sat 5th Dec 2015 we announced that this was likely to be the very last event. In a really tough year, we felt we had come as far as we could.
We were all filled with mixed emotions of pride for successfully completing our 7th year, sadness that it could come to an end, and the nagging notion that as a team we would like to see TEDxEuston continue. The response from you the community was emphatic. There was a strong drive from delegates and partners alike to find a way. It was simply too important not to.
TEDxEuston would cease to exist without you – our incredibly supportive community. Many of you have approached us in the last 9 months to say we had to go on! From the entire TEDxEuston team and foundation board we thank you for believing in us. Your messages of encouragement have galvanised us.
Buoyed by the electric atmosphere at Vision to Reality and motivated by our incredible line up of speakers, members of the team have been living that theme.
Nancy Adimora launched AFREADA, an African creative writing community. Tosin Adeniji relocated to the United States to embark upon an MBA at Cornell University. Our tremendously inspiring TEDxEuston co-founder, TED fellow and resident epidemiologist Chikwe Ihekweazu was appointed the Head of Nigerian’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). We are very proud of the entire teams collective achievements, as this is just a handful of what we’ve been up to.
So you see, although we’ve been quieter, your support has kept us pushing. Now we are delighted to announce that the next TEDxEuston conference will be in December 2017! Thanks to the generosity of our partners we will continue to provide a platform for ‘African ideas worth spreading’.
To whet appetites for those who can’t wait until then, we will conclude the Vision to Reality series with REFUEL, our TEDxEustonSalon that will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016 at the RIBA (Royal Institute of Architecture).
This is a special half-day Salon with six confirmed speakers and performers that we will announce next month. As per usual, tickets for the Salon are limited. Earlybird tickets are available now for 2 weeks only. Don’t delay to purchase because if you miss, you miss.
We look forward to welcoming you to the RIBA as we refuel and share a true dialogue about the continent we love.