First TEDx conference exclusively for African youth announced

Inaugural TEDxYouthInspire to be held in Accra, Ghana in April 2010 On Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 8:00AM – 6PM GMT, the inaugural TEDxYouthInspire conference will be held at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra, Ghana. The one-day, free event will be the first TEDx event dedicated exclusively to young African visionaries ages 14-25. Tasked with inspiring young people to make sustainable transformation, the conference will utilize the theme “A Good Head & A Good Heart”, from former South African President Nelson Mandela’s 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, to exhibit how radical thought and integrity of spirit combine to create unlimited possibilities for a brighter future. “It is important that young people are aware of their power as local and global community leaders,” says Raquel Wilson, event curator, “TEDxYouthInspire will encourage participants to collaborate and embrace their shared passions for change.” Space for TEDxYouthInspire is limited. Young people interested in attending should apply online at Eligible applications must be received by Sunday, January 31, 2010 to be considered for admission. Individual and corporate sponsorship packages are available. Additional information about TEDxYouthInspire can be found by visiting You can also follow along on Twitter at or on Facebook at

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