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 …
Dora Dzvonyar is the Organizer for TEDxTum in Munich, Germany. She’s been organizing since 2015. There are 40,000 students at TUM which is bigger than some of the towns that provide a TEDx event. She saw an announcement about a TEDx in a flyer and took the leap to be an organizer and never looked back.
Januario Jano is the Organizer for TEDxLuanda, which is a beautiful city on the western coast of Angola. He is a global soul, born in Angola, with homes in London and Lisbon. Angola is a former Portuguese colony. Watching the TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson changed everything for him and incited him to be a change agent.
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.
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 …
Réka Artner and her team of 70 have been producing TEDxVienna for several years now. She joined the team after attending TEDxVieannaLive in 2012. It’s one of the TEDx events that other organizers would love to visit. Set in some of the cities most amazing historical venues, this TEDx also features Adventures (see video) and workshops. TEDxVienna has been around since 2010 and has produced 23 events, including Salons and Live simulcasts.
Kiki Tolles is the Student Executive Producer for TEDxLagunaBlancaYouth, an event held here in Santa Barbara, California, home of the Hacking the Red Circle podcast. Kiki is a member of a TEDx production class, led this semester by Anna Alldredge, their faculty advisor.
Mark Sylvester and Kymberlee Weil have been bringing TEDx to Santa Barbara since 2010. They have a great story about how they met and created a project that debuted at TED2003.
Bethany Lerch is a former Fulbright and Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and was a speaker on the 2016 TEDxOshkosh stage. She spoke about avoiding the pitfalls of taking the wrong approach to international aid using examples from her time in Afghanistan. She served as a military advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan, from February 2015 until June 2016 and while there received a …
For the last 18 months, Penelope Misquitta has been the Organizer and Curator of the global TEDx events at Johnson & Johnson, based in the US.