Big TED, that is. This year’s week-long festival of mind-altering, breath-taking, awe-inspiring, you-name-it ideas is now just two weeks away, and you get to take it all in from the comfort and convenience of a virtual front-row seat.
TEDxJohannesburg once again brings you a live stream of the TED Conference, direct from a cold Vancouver in Canada, on Wednesday 17 February from 16h00 to 20h30. The venue is the truly awesome Deloitte Greenhouse, at Block 33, 20 Woodlands Drive, in Woodmead, Sandton. See the map.
The theme is Dream. Because dreams matter. And TED2016 is dedicated to the greatest dreams we are capable of dreaming. It is a week to stare hard at humanity’s toughest challenges, to listen to our greatest thinkers, artists and storytellers. A week to stir the blood.
We hope to see you there.
The TEDxJohannesburg live stream focuses on Sessions 2 and 6: Radical Repatterning and Code Power. Highlights include Joe Gebbia, cofounder of Airbnb, Travis Kalanick, cofounder of Uber, and Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel. All three are disrupting entrenched industries— Joe is redesigning the way the world travels and how people connect; Travis is reinventing urban transportation on a global scale; and Linus and his open source community will continue to radically reshape the software industry for a long time still.
Learn more about other speakers here. See the lineup below:
15:45 - 16:00 | Attendees Arrive
16:00 - 17:45 | Session 2: Radical Repatterning
Adam Savage – Maker, Critical Thinker
Cédric Villani - Mathematician
Haley Van Dyck - Disrupter
So Percussion – Percussion Ensemble
Joe Gebbia – Designer, Cofounder, Airbnb
Travis Kalanick – Problem Solver-in-chief, Uber
17:45 - 18:30 | Drinks and Snacks
18:30 - 20:15 | Session 6: Code Power
Linus Torvalds – Software Engineer
Reshma Saujani – Education Activist
Mary Norris – Copy Editor
R. Luke DuBois - Artist, Composer, Engineer
Meron Gribetz – Augmented Reality Startup CEO
Raffaello D’Andrea – Autonomous Systems Pioneer
20:15 - 20:30 | Drinks and Conversation