This was from Kelsey on the CC Africa list. I think it is just as relevant to everybody
working within the Wiki/media sphere. Check it out - I hope some of you apply!!
Begin forwarded message:
From: Kelsey Wiens <kelseywiens(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [ccAfrica] TED Africa Idea Search
Date: 09 December 2016 at 2:25:39 AM SAST
To: CC Africa mailing list <ccAfrica(a)lists.ibiblio.org>
Cc: Ryan Merkley <ryan(a)creativecommons.org>
From Ryan (pulled from the Slack Channel)
Hey CC Africa, I’m a former TED speaker, so they sent me this — specifically for TEDLagos
and TEDNairobi. If a CC affiliate gets accepted to speak at TED about CC/open education or
another issue we work on, I will gladly cover the cost of your plane ticket:
It's time for the TED Africa Idea Search -- a talent search for the next great
TEDGlobal speaker. Could it be you, or someone you know? Applications are open now for two
new events in Africa: TEDLagos and TEDNairobi 2017 Idea Search, and we'd love you to
apply -- and to share this news in your network far and wide.
Here are just a few speakers who were discovered during TED talent searches in Africa and
around the world:
Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with the lions (Richard auditioned at our
2013 Nairobi talent search)
Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets (auditioned in
Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers (auditioned in London)
Dong Woo Jang: The art of bow-making (auditioned in Seoul; 2.1m views)
Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace (auditioned in New
York, has 3.75m views and a TED Book)
Here's how to enter the TED Africa Idea Search: Complete the entry form and make a
1-minute video. Your 1-minute video can and should be very simple: Just explain your idea
in a few sentences, and give us a flavor of how you'd present it.
Would you like to get an email of tips for making a great audition video? Sign up here.
Applications will close on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at 6pm Lagos time / 8pm Nairobi time.
We encourage local applicants to Lagos and Nairobi; we can’t pay for travel to either
city. Please choose only one event to apply to -- applying to both events will not
increase your chances of being selected to speak.
We can't wait to hear your idea!
The TED Africa Idea Search team
Open Textbooks 4 Africa
Creative Commons Public Lead
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 (72) 438 5095
Twitter: bella_velo <https://twitter.com/bella_velo>
Web: bellavelo.me <http://www.bellavelo.ca/>
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