FAQ

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How do I apply to speak at TEDxAccra?

Speaker applications for Forces That Unite are now closed.  

If you have further questions about the speaker application process please contact info@tedxaccra.com.

 

How do I apply to volunteer at a TEDxAccra event?

TEDxAccra relies on a core team of volunteers and a wider group of volunteers on the day for each event. If you’re dedicated to the TEDx mission and want to give your time to create our events and build our community, we want to hear from you.

Who do I contact with a press query?

Drop us a line on comms@tedxaccra.com with your specific query and one of the team will get back to you within 48 hours.

What's the difference between TED, TEDx and TEDxAccra?

TED is the big brother in the family: it began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design came together, and today covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages. 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a programme called TEDx. TEDx events are independently organised and surface ideas about communities. They are true to the TED mission, as non-profit organisations devoted to spreading ideas. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised. 

TEDxAccra is the version of TEDx dedicated to surfacing hidden stories of Ghana and the people of the African Diaspora. It’s run entirely by volunteers who do it for the joy of it, fueled by ideas, support and your ongoing feedback.

I’ve never done any public speaking and am pretty terrified about going on stage. Can I still apply to TEDxAccra?

Yes! We’re not looking for professional speakers, and we’ll be with you throughout the process providing expert coaching and support to help you prepare for your TEDx talk. 

Do I have to live in Accra to apply?

You don’t have to live in Accra to participate, but there are a few important dates and workshops successful applicants need to be in central Accra for.