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Theme: The Young The Wise and teh Undiscovered

This event occurred on
February 27, 2013
6:00pm - 11:00pm (UTC +2hrs)
Johannesburg, GT
South Africa

This event is the grand finale of a journey that started last March when Johannesburg joined Doha, London, Nairobi, Tunis and 9 other cities, on 6 continents, in hosting the TED 2013 Worldwide Talent Search, a public search seeking to uncover new talents – voices and ideas the world needs to hear – to speak at TED 2013 this February in Long Beach, California, themed “The Young, The Wise, The Undiscovered”. TEDxSoweto proudly partnered TED in making the Johannesburg leg happen. This whirlwind process has now reached its final stage, and has produced a total of 34 remarkable innovators, 6 of whom come from Africa. The full line-up features the largest number of speakers in TED’s history – more than 70. Bringing them together has created a fast-moving program covering an incredible variety of topics.

Our event will focus on sessions 4 and 5, titled “Disrupt!” and “Dream!” respectively. Remarkably, both will feature South African talents in Jo’burg public art instigator Lesley Perkes (see her talent search TED Talk here) and US-based Pretoria-born über entrepreneur Elon Musk (founder of SpaceX, and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal)

Jozihub
44 Stanley Avenue Centre
Milpark
Johannesburg, GT, 2092
South Africa
Event type:
TED2013 Simulcast (What is this?)
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Organizing team

Kelo
Kubu

Johannesburg, South Africa
Organizer

Ithateng
Mokgoro

Johannesburg, South Africa
Co-organizer