Organizers of TEDxBodija, the first TEDx event in the ancient city of Ibadan have said the event would be held at FilmHouse Cinema Room 1, Heritage Mall, Dugbe Ibadan.
In a chat with IBPulse.com, Olufemi Babologbon, TEDxBodija’s licensed organizer said the decision to hold the event at the Heritage Mall was reached following a visit of the organizing team to the cinema.
“The team went to check the cinema, saw that it is designed like most venues used for TEDx talks outside Nigeria: the podium, the screen, the aesthetics and the size, all to give us TED-like experience,” Femi told IBPulse.com.
The event will hold on November 30, 2013 at Cinema Hall 1, FilmHouse, Heritage Mall Ibadan. The theme is Time and Space”.
“TEDxBodija was licensed in May 2013 – Its focus is on sharing ideas between businesses, people and communities in Ibadan. The theme for TEDxBodija holding on 30th of November, 2013 is: ”TIME AND SPACE”. It holds on 30th November, 2013 by 12 noon,” the organizers said in a statement.
“Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
The cinema has however denied it agreed to host the event. In a tweet it said it is not aware of the agreement.
“Filmhouse has no agreement to host this event. Thank you,” it tweeted.