- Date: August 21, 2014
- Time: 8:00 am
- Location: The Forum in Bryanston
South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy this year. Upon reflection, we find more questions than answers. What is certain though, is that life in 2014 is vastly different from what it was in 1994. Notable catalysts of this remarkable transformation are the heroic deeds that men and women of this country, in every field of endeavour, have put into creating a new and better life for themselves and for future generations—often against the grain. As we change gear and look to the next 20 years, Ornico in support of TedxJohannesburg celebrates the unassumingly industrious people of this beautiful land. If we have learnt anything at all, it’s that the future they are building is anything but inevitable.
To date, TEDx Johannesburg has featured the following speakers: an African futures thinker; a legend and icon of South Africa fashion; a brain-based learning and development specialist; a neuroscientist who doubles as a research psychologist and executive coach; a technology hub pioneer; a drug addict-turned-homeless-turned-philanthropist; the man set to be first black African in space; and a 3D printing sculpturist.
In keeping with the theme of; We The People, the 2014 TEDx Johannesburg conference will showcase some known thinkers and local ideas that worth spreading. Our line-up includes Tony Leon who has become one of the foremost political minds that served as the leader of the official opposition during President Nelson Mandela’s tenure. It was a key and equally turbulent moment in South Africa’s transformation into a democracy and we will have the pleasure of hearing from him.
In recent local and international news, Philani Dladla is fast becoming a household name. Philani, who is dubbed ‘The Pavement Bookworm’ for how he makes money as a homeless 24-year old. He turned to reading which has helped him out of drug addiction and he’ll share his story with us at TEDx Johannesburg. Recently featured in the Huffington Post, Dladla sells books from the pavement of one of Johannesburg’s busy intersections and gives some of them away to children.
Speakers and performers are selected from a range of remarkable individuals covering the full spectrum of disciplines. The shortest presentation is 3 minutes long, and the longest is 18 minutes tops. Catch the breath taking speaker line up that promises to keep us at the edge of our seats.
A standard ticket costs R1500.
Pay 10% less for every 5 tickets you buy.
NGOs and students pay only R750.
Lunch and refreshments included.
Entry into The Orbit included.
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