TedxLabone 2014 event Curator, Emmanuel Leslie Addae, has won a scholarship to attend the 2014 TEDGlobal Conference from 3rd to 12th of October 2014 in Rio, Brazil.
Dubbed the TEDxChange, the Global Conference is being supported with scholarship to over 14 past TEDx event organisers under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
These organisers will therefore have the opportunity to meet some influential people from all over the world to share ideas.
Emmanuel Leslie Addae was nominated after he successfully organised the TedxLabone in Accra in April this year.
Speaking to the Communication Team of TedxLabone, who are feverishly preparing for next year’s event, Emmanuel Leslie expressed excitement at the opportunity granted him to witness a TED event at a global level.
His expectations range from meeting new people and learning better ways of organising TED Events.
He will also have the chance at the conference to network with thought leaders from around the world, TED Fellows and TED Prize winners, as well as attend TEDx-specific workshops to learn and brainstorm with TED staff and other TEDx event organizers.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborates with TEDx to raise awareness around global health and development through TEDxChange, and to develop programs to help bring new information and ideas to underdeveloped communities. As part of this partnership, the Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to selected TEDx organizers to experience an official TED Conference.
TEDxChange Scholarships cover the cost of pre-selected TEDx organizers from across the globe to attend official TED Conferences.
Consequently, the TEDx scholarship winners’ airfare, hotel, transportation to and from the event venue, and that of TED Conference’s registration fee are taken care of by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
After the conference ends, the TEDxChange Scholarship recipients including Mr Emmanuel Leslie Addae will return home to implement locally what they have learnt from the conference in order to grow their TEDx community.
Ultimately, attendees of TEDGlobal will gain a renewed energy and dedication towards TEDx, thereby bringing more opportunities for idea-sharing in their local communities.
Attending an official TED Conference also gives organizers the privilege of hosting a TEDx event with more than 100 attendees, expanding the reach of TED and TEDx in their communities.