KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Joining thousands around the world this Friday, Jamaicans in Kingston will participate in TEDxStLuciaAvenue’s livestream event of TEDCity2.0: Dream Me. Build Me. Make me real. TEDCity2.0 surfaces stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and features an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners. The independently organized TEDxStLuciaAvenue event will focus on how bright ideas turn into collective impact -- through talks, breakout sessions and satellite events globally.
Beginning at noon will be two afternoon sessions: Re-imagining the City and Re-drawing Geographies. Specially invited guests include urban innovators, planners, restorers, builders and local authorities.
TEDxStLuciaAvenue organizer Knolly Moses said he chose the venue because its owner Chris Issa is a vocal promoter of Kingston as an urban hub for the Caribbean.
“We are all eager for new ideas to help us modernize Kingston and Jamaica’s other urban centres,” said Moses. “This event is wonderful stimulation for those with a vision of Kingston’s place in this century.”
TEDxStLuciaAvenue will be hosted by architect Julie Jones and will feature sessions on stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe.