TEDxAddis Salon – November 29, 2014 Organizers

Sentayehu Seifu

Sentayehu Seifu Bedework

is a visionary who is passionate about research in science and technology. He believes that individuals can make a difference and change the lives of our society.

Favorite TED talk: "Sixth Sense," Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry





Nebeyu Berehanu

Nebeyu Berehanu works on Computer related maintenance and networks and has been teaching Latin dance In Addis Ababa since 2006.

Favorite TED talk: "The Music of a War Child," Emmanuel Jal



Meron Berhanu

She is an Ethiopian-American professional based in Addis Ababa. She specializes on development issues in Africa and works in education

Fav Ted Talk- Daniel Gad


Nejat Abdella

is passionate about personal, professional and cultural development. she is an active member of the community currently working as a program and finance officer at the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa.

My favorite TED Talk is  Pilobolus: A dance of "Symbiosis"


Hellen Kassa

Passion: Storytelling Africa, Connecting people and causes.

Favorite TED Talk: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Adichie


Jerusalem Theodros

Passion: Healthcare and community building

Favorite TED Talk: The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie



Abinet Gebremedhin is an Ethiopian Professional based in Addis Ababa, hooked with TEDTalk in Nairobi Kenya. He is a Material Engineer by profession, passionate about building roads in Ethiopia, and East Africa.

Favorite TEDTalk: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action




Daniel Benjamin

Passion: The depth of ideas and human connections
Favorite TED Talk, The Secret to Desire in a Long Term Relationship by Esther Perel