It’s coming up fast – Saturday is the day of TEDx Antananarivo! It’s Time to go Green here in Madagascar.
What’s TEDx, you may ask?
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
TEDx Antananarivo organizers (thanks to Harinjaka Andriankoto Ratozamanana, TED Fellow!) have put together an AMAZING list of speakers. The focus this year is on renewable energy, sustainable development, micro-enterprise, and environment. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear hundreds of ‘ideas worth spreading’ from inventors, innovators, environmentalists, artists, musicians and agents of social change:
Jenny Raharivola (Activist/Composer)
Rabary Desiré ( Founder, Réserve Naturelle Antanetiambo)
Adrian Mol ( Co-founder, Bushproof)
Tiana Ramahaleo (Environmentalist, WWF)
Miora Rajaonary (PAPMAD)
Alice Plane (Ashoka France)
Anja Besson (Designer)
Andrew Tanswell (Co-founder, ToughStuff)
Mandrantoso Ndrianiana (Founder, Jojopil Innovation)
Audrey de Fondaumière (Co-founder, Youtaa)
Erik Hersman (Whiteafrican / Afrigadget)
Bienvenu Rajaonson (World Bank)
Jean Emilien Rakotonandrasana (Musician)
Follow the links for more details. I’m thrilled to be able to attend TEDx Antananarivo (after I begged for a ticket) and to have the opportunity to meet such inspiring people! Here are a few things that the organizers want you to know:
- As of today, there are still 40 tickets for sale for 20 000 Ariary (because so many people have begged to come). Interested folks should contact @tedxtana with their name to get an official TEDxbadge. They can can pay online or buy them here at
MAKATY – SHOW-ROOM & Formation
Immeuble Flamboyant – Ambatonakanga
ouverture du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 13h – 14h à 17h30
samedi de 10h à 13h
Fixe : +261 20 24 637 54
- There are still a few free seats avalaible for interested bloggers.
- Attendees are welcome to bring cameras and computers.
See you Saturday at the Madagascar Development Learning Center in Anosy at 3:00 pm!