What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.
What is TEDx?
The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED. Learn about TEDx event types.
When and where will TEDxAbuja take place ?
TEDxAbuja will take place on March 16th, 2016. Further details will be announced soon.
How many TEDxAbuja conferences have there been thus far?
The 2017 Conference will be the second TEDxAbuja Conference. Six of the organizing members are part of the wildly successful TEDxEuston Team.
I would like to help organize this year’s conference – how do I get involved?
Details on applications to join our Marketing, Programming, Logistics, Partnerships and After Party teams will be released soon.
Can anyone attend TEDxAbuja as a member of the audience? Where can I buy a ticket to attend the conference?
Anyone is welcome to apply to attend TEDxToronto, but only those selected as delegates will be provided with a link to purchase to a ticket. Delegates are those applicants who are invited to join the live conference event as a member of our audience, and are selected based solely on information provided on the delegate application form. Applications will open on July 14th, at 10 a.m., and close on August 11th, 2015.
Why does TEDxAbuja have an application process to attend?
The TEDxAbuja audience is just as important as the speakers on the stage. An application process the organizing team curate a diverse cross section of the Nigerian population who are passionate about ideas worth spreading. We look for enthusiastic applicants who are committed to attending the event, and those who are eager to share knowledge beyond the conference itself. Delegates are selected based on a process that considers only the information provided on the application form. It is important to note, the organizing team is not tasked with evaluating individuals, but rather their applications. Every application is reviewed and scored independently by at least two TEDxAbuja committee members.
How will I know if my delegate application has been accepted?
After the application review process is complete, successful applicants will be contacted via e-mail. Upon accepting their invitation, delegates will be able to purchase a ticket for the event. Making the event accessible has always been a key priority for TEDxAbuja organizers. As such, tickets may be made available to successful applicants who require assistance.
Why is there a fee to attend TEDxAbuja?
TEDxAbuja is a nonprofit organization. Our event is run solely by a team of dedicated volunteers, and money collected from ticket fees is allocated back to the conference to support costs for venue, operations, food, after party & satellite events. Charging a fee means that TEDxAbuja can become a more self-sufficient organization, ensuring that TEDxAbuja programming and events can be sustained into the future and that we can continue to reach new and broader audiences. Please note that we do not turn away successful applicants who cannot pay the full fee; tickets will be made available to successful applicants who require financial assistance.
My delegate application was accepted. Can I bring a guest to the conference with me?
Since TEDxAbuja audience members are selected and invited based on applications only, guests are not permitted. Everyone interested in attending the conference as a member of our audience must complete the delegate application form.
I didn’t receive an invite to attend as a delegate. Can I join a waiting list?
We will create a waiting list in the event that invited delegates are unable to attend. You will be notified should your name move from the waiting list to our list of invited delegates.
Are there other ways for me to get involved with this year’s conference?
Absolutely! There are a number of other ways for you to get involved with TEDxAbuja, such as volunteering, attending a satellite event and more! Further details will be shared this summer.
How long is the event?
The conference is a full day, followed by an after party in the evening. Limited tickets for the after party are available to anyone and can be purchased via the TEDxAbuja site- these will be available later in the summer.
I am a member of the media. How do I obtain a media pass?
There are only a limited number of media passes available for the conference. For any inquiries, please contact us
How can my company get involved as a partner or sponsor of TEDxAbuja?
Please visit our Partners page for further information. You can email us here with any particular questions.
Who runs TEDxAbuja?
TEDxAbuja is planned, organized and executed by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers.
Contact us here with any questions and we’ll get back to you.