TEDxEuston celebrates the diversity, vibrancy and potential of Africa as it reflects the ideas, and inspired thinking of those who are committed to engaging meaningfully with the continent and its diaspora.TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading”, where x = independently organised TED event. The program is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at a local level.
Our event, TEDxEuston was one of the first TEDx events in 2009, and is the only TEDx outside of Africa that celebrates the diverse nature of the continent and its diaspora. We are committed to “African Ideas Worth Spreading” and connecting our community through our annual event, TEDxEustonSalon and conversations throughout the year.TEDxEuston is organised by a global team of volunteers based in the UK, Nigeria, Ghana, Germany, USA and India. We believe in the power of ideas, the strength of stories and sharing an authentic narrative about Africa.
TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.