In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx. It is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNairobi, where x=independently organized TED event. At the TEDxNairobi event, TEDTalks and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Pamoja Media was tasked to organize & coordinate the event. The company has participated in bringing TEDxNairobi to the city since 2009. For the first time, the company was full engaged in the planning of TEDxNairobi 2013. The theme of the event was “The City Rebooted”. Pamoja Media handled planning and event logistics.
From conceptualization to the realization of the event, Pamoja Media played a key role. Acquiring sponsorship and partners, curating the speakers, developing the event branding, managing vendors and communications and ultimately executing on the day of the event were some of the tasks carried out. Once the event was completed, closing the event and producing the talks which make it to the TEDx online platform were carried out.
The event was held at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) on the 30th of October, 2013.
The whole team at Pamoja Media was involved in the organizing of TEDxNairobi. These are some of the tasks they carried out to make the event a success:
- Creative concept development and graphic design
- Sponsorship sourcing
- Digital media concepts creation & implementation
- Web site management
- Contracting different suppliers
- Curating speakers relevant to the theme
- Web content creation
- Brand development