About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

About TEDxMinna

TEDxMinna is an independently organized TED event to be held in the City of Minna the Niger State Capital. It is the first of such event in the history of Niger State. Just like other TEDx Talks, TEDxMinna looks to inspire the community through the power of IDEAS WORTH SPREADING. We are not looking at only inspiring the community, we are looking at inspiring the world by leveraging on the over 22.2 million subscribers to the TEDx Talks YouTube Channel spread across all countries of the globe.

TEDxMinna was conceived by a group of young people with a passion for Niger State, but the desired outcome is that TEDxMinna will be the birth of a new mentality and positive change. The event seeks to bring people of all ages, gender, tribes, religions, political ideology, etc. together for an improved community.

TEDxMinna has come to stay and will be an annual event only to be held once a year. The theme for the events would be based on factors influencing the community. For the maiden edition, the theme adopted was CHANGING MINDSETS, this was coined by the team because the first thing we have to do to improve the community is to unlearn and relearn then adopt a fresh mindset. The Theme for 2021 is ONE VOICE which was coined from the need for unity among the members of the community.   

Why The Theme "One Voice"

The theme of “One Voice” was selected because of the need for unity and oneness in the community. Unity is the key ingredient for every successful recipe. Be it strengthening family bonds, winning games, or experiencing mere miracles of friendship. Unity plays an important role in achieving everything positive. The interesting thing about it is that it manifests in several ways.


 There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and our thoughts, as well as our success.

― George Burton Adams

 Sometimes unity means pulling yourselves together as a community when life seems like a big debacle and speak with ONE VOICE, sometimes it is taking one for the community, sometimes it is a slow, patient move towards familial bonds, or sometimes it is sticking it out through the thick and thin with the community.


  1. To be a part of something greater.

TEDxMinna is tied in with bringing individuals from varying backgrounds to talk about thoughts that can possibly change the world wherein we live. You are adding to a movement and a platform for change that has extraordinary reach. Truth be told, you’ll be a part of a universal network that reaches out to a large number of individuals in hundreds of cities.


  1. Be surrounded by curious, brilliant people.

We’re glad for the diverse and intriguing people that the event would bring together. You’ll meet individuals from various background and disciplines which share experiences that could change the manner in which you think. Audience with experience would come prepared to engage and not just absorb, they are keen to contribute their opinions and ideas. It is this collaboration that brings true value.

  1. Shake it up a bit.

We’ve all been to those gatherings and conferences where we leave with minimal new or no significant information. TEDxMinna is all about stimulating catalysts for change, inspiring you and opening your minds to new possibilities.

  1. Joining world-class speakers.

TEDxMinna circle hosts a range of awe-inspiring speakers, some very well known, some less so. We’ll give our audience access to some of the speakers they most wish to see, whilst also introducing them to new faces and opportunities.

  1. Experience something new.

Most events limit you to a particular discipline or industry topic. TEDxMinna transcends industries and sectors, welcoming a wide range of speakers and delegates. As such, you’ll be exposed to ideas and stories that may never have even entered your imagination, providing a new perspective and appreciation. The breadth of knowledge and learning shared is what makes it so exciting and powerful.

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