TEDxJohannesburg 2015, Apply to Attend

TEDxJohannesburg 2015, Moonshots

Human progress is the story of one step, followed by another. Some steps small and personal. Some big and audacious. We thrive on both. Courage and tenacity turn our impossibles on their heads. Curiosity and wonder propel us forward. We are at our creative best when we take on our most daunting challenges.

Solutions to our biggest problems will come from Moonshots; the most monstrous, awe-inspiring dreams, hopes and goals that we set for ourselves.

So get ready for TEDxJohannesburg 2015. Join the discussion as we tackle this, our most demanding theme yet.

The date is Thursday 19 November. The venue is Soweto Theatre.

Apply to attend.


TEDxJohannesburg 2015, Speaker Line-up

It’s always a proud moment when we’ve finished our speaker line-up and are ready to present it to the world. This year is no different, except the moment comes with a little more feeling to it. We have, in this TEDxJohannesburg 2015 line-up, speakers we’ve been talking to for a year, and some for longer. There’s even one we have been trying get since 2013! This is a particularly talented group of people, and we’re thrilled to finally share them with you.


They include one of the world’s most celebrated science-fiction writers; an inventor whose innovations are changing the fortunes of small-scale farmers across Africa; a sangoma who is working to overturn stubborn and persistent stereotypes about her profession; and a man who’s building a flag in the Karoo that is so big it will be will be visible from space!

We also have four women who will make you laugh, and get you thinking; a man who is connecting millions of Africans to the Internet, free of charge; a dynamic duo of thirty-somethings who have built the biggest advertising agency in South Africa, from nothing; and a multi-talented woman whose idea will take lifesaving antenatal care to pregnant women in the deepest, most remote parts of Africa.

There are many others. See them here.