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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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TEDxVienna – Réka Artner – Co-Organizer

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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.

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TEDxYaba – Emmanuel Adegboye – Organizer

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Emmanuel Adegboye is the organizer of TEDxYaba, which is a tech-centric community located in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria. He has a long relationship with TEDx, going back to 2014 as co-organizer of TEDxIfe. He’s been on the team of five TEDx events in Lagos and in 2017 took the lead as the sole organizer and leader. Yaba, located in …

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TEDxPorto – Norberto Amaral – Organizer

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Norberto Amaral is the organizer of TEDxPorto, located in Portugal and formerly known as TEDxOporto. It’s a long story. Norberto tells us about how they were not able to get into the venue until midnight the night before the event started, on March 31, 2017. The production crew worked all night and the opened for 1,100 people the next morning …

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TEDxKoramangala – Raashi Saxena

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Raashi Saxena, the organizer for TEDxKoramangala, in Bangalore, is an area packed with startups and provides a great mix of scientist, creators, and inventors. One of the reasons that she loves TEDx is that it fulfills her desire to meet and work with interesting people. She says that she, “Loves TEDx’ing.” This is the first time we’ve heard TEDx as a …