What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNakaseroWomen where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxNakaseroWomen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Why NakaseroWomen?

All TEDx event names follow the same convention: a name beginning with TEDx, followed by a location-based descriptor such as the name of your city, school or neighborhood. Nakasero is the location where we are holding this event. We believe thatTEDxNakaseroWomen has the potential to accelerate change through the network it will build.

What is the theme of TEDxNakaseroWomen?

Our theme is “It’s About Time” TEDxNakaseroWomen will be celebrating invention in all its forms. Not just technology and things, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives.

What is the date of TEDxNakaseroWomen?

TEDxNakaseroWomen takes place October 27, 2016 . It will be an evening event, starting at 3.00p.m to 8.00p.m.

Who is organizing TEDxNakaseroWomen?

To organize a TEDx event you need a license issued by TED. Prossy Kawala is the licensee of TEDxNakaseroWomen and is the organizer/Curator for this event. Prossy is however working with a team of volunteers including her Co-organizer Sylvia Nankya in preparing a successful event. Please visit our Organizers page for detail.

Who are the speakers?

TEDxNakaseroWomen Speakers come from a range of professions and innovative sectors, some of which include: Business and Entrepreneurship, Health, Media, Technology, Fashion & Design, Entertainment, Education, Mentorship and a lot more. Please navigate to our Speakers page on this website to view our Speaker profiles.

How can I get involved?

You can come as an audience member, as a volunteer or as a speaker; you can also sponsor or partner with us. Get in touch by filling in the form on our Contact page or send us an email at tedx.nakaserowomen@gmail.com

Will it just be talks on stage?

TEDxNakaseroWomen will be a mix of live talks, pre-recorded TED talks selected from TED.com performances and the TEDWomen Live stream. There will also be plenty of time for eating, talking and network building.

How is the event funded?

Through sponsorship/partnerships and ticket sales. No one is paid and there is no funding attached to our TEDx License.

Will TEDxNakaseroWomen generate revenue or it is purely a not-for-profit?

TEDxNakaseroWomen Organizers are not hosting this event for monetary reward or personal gain. We are doing so because we truly believe in the power of ideas to change the world. The Organization handling funding for this event is Center for Media Literacy and Community Development (CEMCOD), and is purely not-for-profit. Its focus is to bring about holistic growth and development by uplifting the status of vulnerable communities within Uganda through the provision of Media, Media-related and direct community interventions. We aim to inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight.

What is the connection between TEDxNakaseroWomen and all other TEDx events in the world?

The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all TEDx events have several features in common.

  • TED’s celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances (given live, or through TED Talks from TED.com) on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder — and to provoke conversations that matter
  • TED Talks videos: A minimum of two pre-recorded talks from the acclaimed TED Talks video series (these talks are available free on TED.com)
  • Bias-free programming: Lack of any commercial, religious or political agenda.