TEDxJohannesburgWomen, Friday 6 December 2013. Buy your ticket now.
On 6 December 2013, for the first time, TEDxJohannesburg celebrates women and the powerful role they play in inventing the world we live in, by hosting TEDxJohannesburgWomen. This event is held in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at their Illovo campus, in Johannesburg.
TEDxJohannesburgWomen channels the pioneering spirit of the city to celebrate invention in all its forms. Not just in business and technology, but also in society; solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, of life itself.
More than 150 TEDx communities around the world host parallel events anchored by the main TED event in San Francisco, via webcast, all centered around the theme “Invented Here”. The result: A truly global conversation – from San Francisco to São Paulo, Johannesburg to Jeddah – celebrating inventors and designers; thinkers and makers; local problem-solvers and global leaders; on the stage and in the audience. Expect to mix and mingle with Johannesburg’s leading women and men operating at the coalface of change, across disciplines and backgrounds.
Cost of attendance is R500. NGOs pay R250.
TEDxJohannesburgWomen, Invented Here.
09:00 – 10:00 | Registration
10:00 – 11:30 | Session 1: To Be is to Do
(Webcast from San Francisco) – Jessica Matthews, Krista Donaldson, Jane Chen, Bora Yoon, Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley, Maya Penn, Dava Newman, Diana Nyad
11:30 – 12:00 | Conversation Break
12:00 – 13:30 | Session 2: It Takes a Village
(Live in Johannesburg) – Barbara Holtmann, Kwanele Asante-Shongwe , Marli Hoffman, Hema Vallabh, Desray Clark, Claire Reid, Gillian Schutte
13:30 – 14:30 | Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 | Session 3: Wisdom Begins with Wonder
(Webcast from San Francisco) – Boyd Varty, Maggie Wilderotter, Denise Morrison, Juliana Rotich, Rupal Patel, Sarah Kay, Meklit Hadero, Roshi Givechi, Hunter Lee Soik
16:00 – 16:30 | Conversation Break
16:30 – 18:00 | Session 4: Look Within
(Live in Johannesburg) – Anice Barnard Kruger, Mpho Ivy Raborife, Shareen Richter, Hanli Geyser, Diane Coetzer, Maria McCloy
18:00 – 20:00 | Networking Reception