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TEDx Curaçao 2016 Speakers Announced

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TEDx Curaçao 2016 Speakers Announced

WILLEMSTAD -- As the line-up for TEDx Curacao 2016 grows ever fuller, the organization wants to take the opportunity to share a few of the confirmed speakers.

TEDx Curaçao is pleased to announce the first 3 speakers for TEDx Curacao 2016:

Krishna Doll–Oedjaghir is a Marketing & Sales Specialist at Curacao Air Terminal Service (CATS). She is a marketing expert with experience in sales, branding and strategic product placement and has worked with many different experts spanning from Asia to Brazil. The theme of her TEDTalk is the importance of accepting an innovation as Small Island Developing States (SIDS). She will focus on bridging the GAP between acceptance of innovation (suborbital travel) as a SIDS and the current state of the country on this matter.

Joanne Nicastia has over 15 years of experience in strategic analysis and implementation and in risk analysis and arranging project financing. Until recently she filled the position as Senior Director Transactions at the National Investment Bank in Curacao.  Joanne will present her perspective on how some neglected social issues have a significant impact on the financial economic development of our country as well as a destabilizing effect on all aspects of the society.

Jemyma Betrian is a hard working Muay Thai Boxer. In the past year she was able to train for Mixed Martial arts (MMA) fights. She also fought some MMA matches in Los Angeles. Her dream is to become an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter one day. With her inspirational speech she wants to encourage the youth of Curacao to work hard for achievement of their dreams. Jemyma is always preparing herself for bigger goals and her motto is “success comes when preparation meets opportunity!”

TEDx Curacao will be announcing the remaining speakers of TEDx Curacao 2016 over the next few weeks, so keep a close eye on the website and Facebook page. TEDx Curacao will take place on March 12, 2016 at District 1850 in collaboration with The Movies hosting a great range of talks around the theme of ‘Bridging the Gap’. Make sure you don’t miss out on hearing these inspiring talks. For more information about TEDxCuraçao, please visit www.tedxcuracao.com or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TEDxCur.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.