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iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 29, 2012

Applications open: TED Worldwide Auditions, Nairobi


From April-June 2012, TED will hold public auditions in 14 cities on six continents seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear. The fourth audition is in Nairobi, Kenya on May 5th, and applications for speakers have opened.

Anyone can apply to audition, so long as they have not spoken at a TED Conference, and do not have a talk posted on Applicants will be encouraged to include a short video of themselves and we will be inviting around 30 of the best applicants to each audition.

TED is looking for:

THE INVENTOR  … sharing an innovation with world-changing potential
THE TEACHER  … sharing valuable knowledge in a memorable way – to teenagers or adults
THE PRODIGY  … young talent ready to break out
THE ARTIST     … who can showcase their work in a compelling, new way (Don’t just talk about it. Show us your work!)
THE PERFORMER … music, dance, comedy, drama… or something entirely different
THE SAGE  … wisdom the world needs from those who have learned it the hard way
THE ENTHUSIAST … with an infectious passion about a topic they can share
THE CHANGE-AGENT … helping shape the world’s future with work that matters
THE STORY-TELLER  … vivid, original, meaningful … with a talent for connection
THE SPARK  … with a powerful idea worth spreading

For more information on the TED Worldwide Auditions, please visit the TED2013 audition website.

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:

  • Mikchael Oware Onyango at 20:45:58PM Thursday, July 26, 2012

    i amaker and both technologist

  • isaac lusiba at 19:29:44PM Tuesday, September 4, 2012

    i would like to apply for your auditions am a stand up comedian but i dont have any video. how can you help me??

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