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TEDxLilongwe Vincent Kumwenda Organizer

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Vincent Kumwenda is the Organizer of TEDxLilongwe, located is the capital of Malawi. Because they are next to the second largest lake in the world, they focus on ideas that address local issues, such as Agriculture, Fishing, and the burgeoning startup economy. An interesting fact that you won’t be able to tell from listening is that Vincent called me on …

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TEDxBrisbane – Juanita Wheeler, Organizer

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When Juanita Wheeler, Organizer of TEDxBrisbane, attended TEDxSouthBankWomen in 2012, she was at a crossroads. She was a director of global marketing for a multinational corporation, but she had fallen out of love with her work. She wanted to do something bigger, something more important, and something that would change the world. Enter TEDxBrisbane. Now, in 2018, Juanita is a full-time organizer and has enlisted her entire family to help.

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TEDxBlumenau – Humberto Cardoso Filho, Organizer

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Humberto Cardoso Filho is the organizer for TEDxBlumenau, located in the southern part of Brazil, near the coast. He and his team have produced 11 main events and 7 Salons, all under 100 people. He recently attended TEDfest, so the population limit was removed for the event held in March 2018 which had 300 attendees. They’re going to take it …

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TEDxKazimierz – Richard Lucas, Organizer

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Richard Lucas is a British businessman and social entrepreneur. He has lived in Krakow for more than half of his life, having grown up in Oxford. He has been involved with TEDx as a speaker, sponsor, and organizer, with TEDxKazimierz since 2015 and other TEDx events since 2010. Kazimierz is the Jewish district of Krakow and provides a fascinating cultural context to the TEDx event.

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TEDxCampinas – Mario Giotto, Organizer

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TEDxCampinas held their first event in March 2018. We had this conversation precisely 16 weeks before the big day. Mario Gioto, the Organizer, is also a TEDx Translator. There are over one million people in this city that is about 2 hours outside of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He and two friends applied for the license and built a team …