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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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TEDxChristchurch – Kaila Colbin – Co-Organizer

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Kaila Colbin is the Curator of TEDxChristchurch (New Zealand) and TEDxScottBase. She’s also the founder of Missing Link and the New Zealand Ambassador for Singularity University, a co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, and a force of nature. I learned a lot about Christchurch during our conversation and how she came to New Zealand in the first …

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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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TEDxOshkosh – Bethany Lerch – Speaker

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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 …

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TEDxWanChai – Shelly Govila

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Shelly Govila is one of those super-energetic, passionate TEDsters you’d just love to have on your team. Her team at TEDxWanChai loves her energy as well. She’s very involved in the region, having traveled to TEDxSingapore, TEDxShanghai, and TEDxWeekend (for Organizers). You’ll love getting to know Shelly and will discover new ideas you will want to put to use on …