Welcome to TEDxParklands

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, the TEDx program was born and from it came TEDxParklands. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 

x= Independently organised TED event.

TEDx uses inspired thinkers as drivers of change through sharing ideas

TEDxParklands (formerly TEDxYouth@Parklands) was born out of our need to see more African stories by Africans on an African stage.

TEDxParklands is an event powered by a team of visionary young leaders, skilled in different areas and industries, all working on a voluntary basis to grow the TED and TEDx community in Kenya starting from its capital city Nairobi. 

What keeps us focused and united in our vision: 

To shape the African narrative by taking charge of stories,

Told or Untold.

How Will We Achieve This?

By Igniting the Spirit of TED and TEDx in Kenya through various flagship events acquired from various TEDx Licenses.

We want to grow the TED and TEDx Community in Kenya by hosting the best TEDx event(s) in Kenya and eventually Africa.

Our mission is to give an international platform to visionaries running outstanding initiatives across various sectors under the Nairobi Skyline.


We want to bring one of TED’s Conferences to Nairobi!

(TEDsummit or TED Global)



We are working to empower Africans by having their thoughts, opinions and voices heard!

Our Flagship Events are:


This is a one-day event held for our local community, featuring a diverse array of talks, not limited to one subject.


This is a full day event on the topic of women and gender organized around the official TEDWomen conference.

TEDxParklands Salon

These are small monthly events focused on a single topicto keep our community engaged between larger events.





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