The speaker lineup for TEDxAccra conference for the year 2016 has been announced. The event will be held under the theme ‘Re-Think’ and will take place from April 19, with an icing-on-the-cake climax on the 23rd at the National Theatre from 9 am – 3pm.
Speakers for this year’s conference are from different backgrounds and industries – entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers and doctors both in Ghana and the diaspora. With ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who will lead a masterclass, broadcaster Gilbert Aggrey (Abeiku Santana), actor and talk show host KSM, and Kenneth Ashigbey, a few of the notable names on the bill.
The other powerful speakers also include Edwina Momoh, Priscilla Birago, Princess Umul Hatiyya Ibrahim Mahama, Robert Nii Arday Clegg, Mamadou Toure of African 2.0, Parminder Vir, Dan Meyer, Amanda Budge,
Steven Wallace, Tina Tangalakis, Paul Miller, Lisa Lovatt-Smith, Edem Adzaho, Jide Otoki, Frederick Amissah, Justice Julia Sarkodie Mensah, Nana Ama Dowuona, Daniel Marfo, Dr. Thomas Tagoe, Emmanuel Awumee, Dilys Sillah, Nana Amoako-Anin, Adjoa Boateng, Dr. Paul Henry Dsane.
TEDxAccra will also feature performances from top acts including, Wanlov the Kubolor, Phrimpong, Naki Abrobettoe, Chief Moomen, Ama Asantewa Diaka and MzVee.
Speaking about this year’s conference, the Communications and External Relations lead of TEDxAccra 2016, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo said: “Every year, our mission is to secure speakers, performers and artists who have a deep connection to Africa and who have innovative ideas worth spreading. This year is no exception; we’ve selected a group of people who will speak to the inspiration and spirit of rethinking our priorities.”
“Our speakers will engage participants to deconstruct, decipher, explore and rethink about some of the greatest challenges and innovations facing our society today. “TEDxAccra is not is only meant to create dialogue and action, it also serves as a platform for people to share their thoughts, actively apply ideas and ultimately bring positive change to our society today” – Ms Ofori-Dwumfuo added.
TEDxAccra2016 will occur from April 19 to 23 with a variety of events to be held across the city. Tickets for TEDxAccra2016 are on sale now with limited seats available.
See www.tedxaccra.org for more information and stay tuned for further information.
Source: Mabel Blankson – Yibellla.com