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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TEDxIkeja to gather thought leaders, tackles troubled world

Thought leaders from different spheres of life who are adept at applying native intelligence to solve problems would meet at the 2017 edition of TEDxIkeja to offer panacea to a world troubled by myriad of challenges.

TEDxIkeja is a TED New York licensed conference. It tells native stories and showcase unusual ideas worth sharing to inspire people to change their lives, communities, and the world. Annually, the forum attracts thought leaders who offer innovation, enterprise, and optimism as antidotes to global challenges.

Themed where do we go from here, TEDxIkeja 2017 would dissect the various ugly incidences that are occurring in Europe, Asia, USA, and Africa, and offer native solution to these incidences through storytelling techniques.   

In a statement released by the curator and organiser of TEDxIkeja, Ademola Adeshola, the world is at a crossroads and the present crop of leaders have not provided solutions to terrorism, terrorism financing, recession, food shortage, tsunami, and global warming.

“The fang of terrorism has sunk deep into the social-political structure of the world system while immigration has become a burden. Technology is disrupting everything. The new world has not spared our belief systems, culture, and philosophy. Yet the dividing lines between the truth and facts has blurred”, Adeshola said.

Expatiating on the thought leaders expected on October 14 at the forum, Adeshola said TEDxIkeja 2017 would aggregate ideas that facilitate new thinking. Such ideas include social reputation algorithm, suspended thinking, soft power, visual metaphor, Lassa fever detecting kits, something for the girls, stories from Internally Displaced Persons [IDP] and in need of ideology.

“We are fighting for the rights of everything and everybody from climate change, gay right to job cut. It feels like the history of humanity is swallowed up by liberalism”, Adeshola said.

He added that those expected at TEDxIkeja 2017 are the CEO of Inlaks, Femi Adeoti; CEO of Quadrant Company, Bolaji Okusaga; Head of Digital banking, Alat, Dele Adeyinka; winner of Big Brother Naija reality show, Efe Ejemba; MD/CEO, Studio 24, Ifeanyi Oputa; CTO, Social Lender, Bade Adeshemowo.

Others include Visual Artist, Visual Collaborative LLC; Comic Republic, spoken word artist, Cherry Enterfield and other thought leaders that would share native intelligence at the event.   
Mo Abudu, Joe Odumakin, Tunji Olugbodi, Yele Okeremi, Deremi Atanda, Kenny Black, and Deolu Akinyemi are among previous speakers.       

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