Congratulations to Iyeoka, who has been named a 2010 TEDGlobal Fellow, a truly remarkable and prestigious honor! She will be participating in TEDGlobal 2010 in Oxford England from July 12-16, 2010. Below is the press release for the event:
NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ — Organizers of the TED Conference announced today the 23 Fellows who will participate in TEDGlobal 2010, TED’s annual conference in Oxford, UK, July 12 – 16, 2010. The 2010 TEDGlobal Fellows join the TED community as the most recent additions to the TED Fellows program.
The 2010 TEDGlobal Fellows reflect both geographic and discipline diversity. From Venezuela to Ghana to Brazil to Costa Ricato Sri Lanka to Yemen, these pioneers are breaking new ground in technology, engineering, programming, biology, genetics, environmental science and invention. Fellows also are innovating in filmmaking, photojournalism, architecture, music, poetry, entrepreneurship and activism, among other disciplines.
“We are excited to host our second class of TEDGlobal Fellows in Oxford. They represent a spectacular concentration of cross-disciplinary talent and share a common goal of improving the state of humanity. We look forward to their active participation in the TEDGlobal community and the amazing collaborations that inevitably result from the Fellows’ time together,” said Tom Rielly, TED Fellows director.
In addition to participating as full members of the 2010 TEDGlobal conference audience, each TED Fellow will participate in a two-day pre-conference, where they will receive world-class communication training, deliver a short TEDTalk, and collaborate with their peers, among other benefits. The Fellows will also participate in the TED community throughout the next year, by telling their ongoing stories on the TED Fellows blog, contributing to TEDx events, being featured in the online Fellows directory and participating in a private social network.
The TED Fellows program seeks individuals of age 21-50 (though anyone over age 18 is eligible) who demonstrate remarkable achievement in their field of endeavor. The program focuses on candidates from five regions: Asia/Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean,Latin America and the Middle East. The TEDGlobal Fellows program is made possible by the visionary support of the Bezos family, the Harnisch Foundation, the Case Foundation, private donors, IBM, Johnny Walker and Nokia.