This year, the TedGlobal conference will be held for the 1st time in Africa and Arusha has been chosen as the place for the meeting and exchanging ideas of some of the great thinkers of the world.
“The program line-up of 50 speakers — like all TEDs — includes inventors, business-leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, artists, writers, activists, musicians and mavericks with names as different as Jane Goodall (Primatologist), Youssou N’Dour (Singer), Hector Ruiz (CEO AMD),… But they have this in common. They are all doing something valuable for Africa’s future. Their voices will inspire. And their ideas will spread.”
Over the past few years, a growing number of people in the TED community have become passionate about Africa, a continent that appears to be at an important tipping point. Its problems and challenges are well known. Less well known is that across the continent, change is afoot. Instead of relying only on development aid, Africans across the continent are beginning to take matters into their own hands. Ingenious solutions are being applied to tackle some of the toughest health and infrastructure problems. Businesses are being launched that are capable of transforming the lives of millions. New communication technologies are allowing ideas and information to spread, enabling markets — and governments — to be more efficient. And the numbers suggest that incomes are starting to nudge up in some countries and real growth is on the way. A new Africa beckons.
The conference will be held at the Ngorodutu Lodge, on the Momella Road from the 3rd to the 8th of June. Some of the conference attendees, including one of Silicon Valley’s leading communications entrepreneurs, have chosen to stay at Onsea House before the conference and we have also booking of attendees who decided to extend the conference with a post-conference safari with Onsea House as home base. Do you want to organize a conference with safari extension in Arusha? Contact us for free advise.