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TEDx Jamaica returns to Courtleigh
2012-10-23 14:16:02 | (0 Comments)
TEDx Jamaica returns to the Courtleigh auditorium this Saturday, October 27 under the theme, “Accomplish What You Will”, featuring speakers from various backgrounds who will share their experiences and give advice on how to be successful.
Donna Duncan-Scott - File
The eight speakers lined up for this series represent the most diverse group ever to present at a TEDx Jamaica speaking forum, according to a release.
They are: consultant cardiothoracic surgeon and inventor, Paul Ramphal; internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer, Garth Fagan; concert pianist and conductor, Jon Robertson; Olympic sprinter Donovan Bailey; entrepreneurs Donna Duncan-Scott and Felecia Hatcher; conservationist, Melvin Tennant and composer and conductor Shirley Thompson.
Jamaican-born Bailey was the first Canadian to clock under 10 seconds in the 100 meters and he still holds the world record for the indoor 50-metre set 16 years ago.
Child prodigy Robertson is a concert pianist and conductor who has led some of the world’s most celebrated orchestras.
Ramphal invented the first ever tissue-based cardiac surgery simulator. Hatcher is a successful young social entrepreneur who wrote the books “The ‘C’ Students Guide to Scholarships” and “How to Start a Business on Ramen Noodle Budget”.
Jamaican-born Fagan is the choreographer for the Broadway musical, Disney’s The Lion King for which he won the coveted Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award.
The release said the event, now in its third year, aims to help those attending to achieve their highest potential in self-actualisation through motivational and insightful presentations. It attracts a wide cross-section of individuals including students and chief executives of major corporations.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.”
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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