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TEDx KISMAYO is  an organization devoted to ideas worth spreading whose aim is to share people’s passions, set spark to the curious mind and encourage our community to flourish upon each other’s ideas.

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ABOUT TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

ABOUT TEDX [ x = independently organized event]

TEDx was created in 2009 in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading”. It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. At TEDx events, a combination of live speakers, TED Talk videos and activities around the sessions sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TED provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual events are self-organized under a free license, subject to rules and regulations of the TEDx Organizer Guide. There is a powerful community of organizers from all around the world who support each other and trade experiences both virtually (e.g. through the TEDxHub) and at workshops hosted either by TED or by other TEDx organizers.

ORGANIZING TEAM

All of our team members work on a voluntary basis, driven only by our passion for spreading ideas and bringing visionaries, innovators, problem solvers, doers, funders, connectors, and their community into one space. We want to expose them to brilliant ideas. With all of these people gathered in one space, it’s inevitable that sparks will happen, ideas will find momentum, and positive change will take birth. If you’d like to join the team, subscribe to the newsletter in the top menu.

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