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 ?
Following the decision to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for extensive repairs between March 7, 2017 and April 19, 2017, “Alternative Narratives” on the 25 March 2017 will be rescheduled for a more convenient date. This will be confirmed in due course.
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?
When the event is announced we will also announce ticket procedure.
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.
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.