On December 22, 2008, over a hundred young Ghanaians met in Accra for BarCamp Ghana '08 to exchange ideas on entrepreneurship, innovation and development for a rising Ghana. This summer, the conversations moved to Washington, DC on July 25, 2009 where BarCamp Diaspora '09 brought together the African Diaspora to exchange ideas on doing business in Africa.
This month, we present BarCamp Ghana '09, under the theme "Leadership for our times - cultivating change makers".
When: December 21, 2009 from 8am - 6pm
Where: Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)
You may participate online at the conference website if you are not close to Accra.
A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering where attendees meet for discussions, demos and networking. Unlike a typical conference, at a BarCamp everyone is both a speaker and a participant. The content is provided by all attendees based on their interests, unified under the theme.
BarCamp Ghana '09 would focus on exchanging ideas on how the youth of Ghana can create and make change and start leading in various disciplines. The event would highlight different success stories involving change-making youth. There will also be special Google sessions introducing various Google tools and applications to attendees.
Speakers and panelists will include Patrick Awuah of Ashesi University, George Minta of Empretec, Estelle Sowah of Google Ghana, Hajo Birthelmer of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), etc
BarCamp Ghana ’09 is a FREE event for anyone who is interested in using their skills, talent, and resources to benefit Africa. It will provide a great opportunity for the African Diaspora to network and collaborate on projects.
Register/RSVP today at the BarCamp Ghana website. Help spread the word about BarCamp Diaspora '09 by grabbing badges and support us by donating to keep the participation costs low. You may also contact us for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.
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