The TEDx Program is a globally recognized brand created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED event in their own community. The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection. The maiden edition of TEDx in Plateau State, Nigeria with the theme, ‘Shifting Paradigms‘. The hashtag #Josshift is a movement pushing an aligning narrative that calls for a forward mental, physical, economic and social shift in the state, and inturn, the country at large.
TED talks have been hosted in more than 20 countries worldwide and the independent TEDx talks have so far been hosted in Port Harcourt, Abuja, Ogun State, and Lagos. The TEDxRayfield will be taking place;
Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 Am
Venue: Jos Business School, Rayfield- Jos, Plateau State. Nigeria
TEDxRayfield will be held in Rayfield, the traditional seat of power of Plateau State and home of the Jos Business School. The highly curated Talks are designed to motivate young people to activate their leadership potential as positive change agents of their immediate environment by engaging them in intellectual conversations that spur positive action.
The aim is to challenge their commitment to issues that responsibly address questions and solutions which affect their community, their country Nigeria and the world at large. Our most important objective is to further the cause of Peace Building as a Panacea for Economic Development in Plateau State and Nigeria in general.
In view of the objective for the talks, the following speakers have been billed to speak at the event;
Phillip Shuaibu (Speaker)
Accountant, Activist, Deputy Governor of Edo State, and former NANS President will be speaking on the topic ‘Not Too Young To Run – Why we need more young People in Politics’. His wealth of experience and Epic rise in politics from Student to mainstream politics holds lessons in early engagement, tenacity and focus on young aspiring politicians.
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