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As the TED team travels around the world hosting salons in 14 cities, we’re collecting great local stories. Here’s a quick report from TED@Nairobi, held May 5, 2012 at the Braeburn Theatre, and organized by Suraj Sudhakar  of TEDxKibera. Start with this Storify from Nanjira Sambuli that rounds up tweets from TED@Nairobi:

From the blog “Inflation, Stilettos, Pacifiers & An African Dream,” this generous and insightful blog post:

For 6 minutes, I learned about the bees that make it possible to have chocolate, built for pollination, and how they do it, for those minutes, I laughed and smiled, and took in the passion with which the story was told. For 6 minutes, I listened to Eric Wainana telling about finding an edge, in life, at work, in whatever it is you put your mind to. For 6 minutes, and another 6 minutes, and more 6 minutes after that, I…

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Originally posted on TED Blog:

As the TED team travels around the world hosting salons in 14 cities, we’re collecting great local stories. Here’s a quick report from TED@Nairobi, held May 5, 2012 at the Braeburn Theatre, and organized by Suraj Sudhakar  of TEDxKibera. Start with this Storify from Nanjira Sambuli that rounds up tweets from TED@Nairobi:

From the blog “Inflation, Stilettos, Pacifiers & An African Dream,” this generous and insightful blog post:

For 6 minutes, I learned about the bees that make it possible to have chocolate, built for pollination, and how they do it, for those minutes, I laughed and smiled, and took in the passion with which the story was told. For 6 minutes, I listened to Eric Wainana telling about finding an edge, in life, at work, in whatever it is you put your mind to. For 6 minutes, and another 6 minutes, and more 6 minutes after that, I…

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Global Talent Search

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UPDATE: Get details on online signups for events near you: list of opening dates for TED2013 auditions.

The best moments at TED have often come from unexpected places. But this year, we’re pushing that to an entirely new level. We’re staging a global talent search to bring together the most remarkable lineup in TED’s history. A series of public talent searches in cities around the world will reveal voices, talents and ideas that delight and surprise. As a result, at least half of our TED2013 program will literally be crowd-sourced through what we’re calling the TED2013 Worldwide Talent Search.

Public events will be happening in 14 countries on six continents — in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Doha, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Tunis and Vancouver — between April and June 2012. The talent searches will be official TED events, and we’ve tapped local TEDx organizers…

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