MUSCAT: Drew Dudley, the former coordinator of one of the largest university leadership development programmes in Canada, will be the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Speaker at a Back-to-Business (B2B) Oman event on February 9, according to organisers.
B2B Oman is the largest networking event in Oman, now in the third year, and will be held at the Grand Hyyat Garden from 7 pm till 10:30 pm.
“Drew Dudley nevertheless embraces the idea that ‘leadership cannot be taught. It can only be learned.’
This year he is giving talk on the theme of ‘Leadership,’” the organisers said.
Dudley has spoken before over 250,000 people on five continents, has been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time” and viewed over 2.5 million times.
He has also helped raise over $5 million as the Founder or Chairperson of several organisations dedicated to supporting scholarship funds, social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives, including a record-breaking term as the National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, “Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis.”
TED is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading.”
It was founded in 1984 as a one-off event; the annual conference series began in 1990. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.
Tickets are still available from The Grand Hyatt Muscat, only 25 OMR early bird until Feb 3, 30 OMR at the door. Includes, hearing Drew Dudley, networking with the most senior executives in Oman and dinner with beverages.