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iHub By Jessica Colaço / July 20, 2011

Apply to be a TED2012 Fellow!

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Calling all innovators! The TED Fellows program is looking for YOU! The search is on for the next class of TED Fellows. The Fellows program is looking for 20 outstanding multidisciplinary innovators from around the world – techies, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, bloggers, filmmakers, musicians, activists, and more. Apply today at www.ted.com/fellows/apply Applications are open through August 1st 2011

About the TED Fellows program

TED Fellows is an international fellowship program designed to nurture great ideas and help them spread around the world. Each year, we select a group of 40 individuals who demonstrate world-changing potential, inviting them to participate in either the TED or TEDGlobal Conference. At the end of the year, we select 10 of these Fellows to participate in an extended two-year Senior Fellowship, bringing them to five consecutive conferences. The principal goal of the program is to empower Fellows to effectively communicate their work to the world.

The TED Fellows program focuses on attracting applicants living or working in five parts of the globe: the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East, with consideration given to applicants from the rest of the world. (Applicants must be proficient in English.) The program seeks remarkable thinkers and doers who have shown unusual accomplishment, exceptional courage, moral imagination, and the potential to increase positive change in their respective fields. TED Fellows focuses on innovators in technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship, and the NGO community, among other fields.

As part of the Fellowship, TED Fellows receive conference admission, round-trip transportation, and full accommodation for TED2012, February 27th – March 2nd. Fellows also participate in a three-day pre-conference where they present a short talk about their work, which will be considered for TED.com. Other benefits include elite skill-building courses taught by world experts, social opportunities, and surprise extras.

For more information:

Visit: www.ted.com/fellows

Follow: @tedfellow

Watch: www.youtube.com/user/TEDFellowsTalks

Join: www.facebook.com/TEDFellow

Read: http://tedfellows.posterous.com/

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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  • Victoria Pod » Apply to be a TED2012 Fellow! at 11:51:21AM Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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