On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the highly acclaimed independently organized TEDx event, is set to take place in Maitama, Abuja. The TEDx Program serves as a platform for inciting conversation on several thematic areas specific to communities. Additionally, it is an effective initiative, tailored towards galvanizing youth participation, on matters that are considered central to our various societies.
Maitama has played host to a previous TEDx event, which was held on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The thematic focus of the 2013 TEDxYouth@Maitama event, was Youth Empowerment and Development. The event featured a number of distinguished stakeholders in the fields of technology, social sciences, media and technology.
The theme for the August 12, 2017 TEDxMaitama event, is Bridging The Gap. In the context of the theme, the speakers each constitute a role in specific and separate sectors within society. Furthermore, in the spirit of one of the TEDx mantras (“we don’t search for speakers but for ideas”), the event is characterized by a multitude of speakers, who will be proffering exciting, pioneer status ideas. The speakers for the event are as follows:
Simi Fajemirokun Education & Research
Governor Nasir El-Rufai Policy & Governance
Sadiq Abdulkadir Architecture, Gaming & 3D Development
Japheth Omojuwa Digital Media & Entrepreneurship
Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili Advocacy, Africa & Economy
Nasir Yammama Agriculture & Technology
Dike Chukwumerije Literature & Performance Poetry
Aisha Augie- Kuta Photography, Media & Travel
Di’Ja Singer & Songwriter
Watch below the speech made by Sanusi Lamido at the 2013 TedxYouth@Maitama – Overcoming the fear of vested interest.
The TEDxMaitama event is positioned to be a significant gathering, which will be sure to inform extensive conversation. Details for the TEDxMaitama Event Date: Saturday, 12 August, 2017 Place: Dunes Center, No 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama, Abuja Time: 9:00 AM Twitter: @TEDxMaitama Facebook: TEDxMaitama Instagram: tedxmaitama Website: tedxmaitama.com