TEDx hits Cape Town, for a second time, next week with a day of inspirational talks focused on innovation and entrepreneurship to the theme What We Play Is Life.
The theme, a Louis Armstrong quote, was chosen as it suggests that life is a game and we have to play it. Certain rules apply and how we play/perform is up to us. Through an impressive line-up of speakers, TEDxCapeTown aims “to show the audience, ourselves and the world that we, as Africans, are in charge of our own destiny.”
In a fun but professional way TEDxCapeTown wants to showcase how they believe businesses/initiatives should be run in the future,¬†creating ecosystems not empires, partnerships not aid.
See who to expect in the final list of speakers, here.
Join the “go-getters, the dreamers and the ones who believe a different world is not only possible but inevitable” in the audience on Saturday the 21st of July at the Baxter Theatre. Apply to attend here or enter to win tickets through facebook.
After a full day of thought-sparking,¬†Chukkachurri in Green Point will play host to the TEDxCapeTown official after party.
On the bill, a selection of Cape Town‚Äôs finest electronic musos:
Il Leone will cater for conference attendees between 7pm and 9pm after which the venue will open to the public. Entry is R50 and proceeds will go to the Hout Bay Music Project.
What is TEDx?
TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to the mission of ‚Äėideas worth spreading.‚Äô The ‚Äúx‚ÄĚ in TEDxCapeTown means it is an independently organised event, licensed by TED. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
The TEDxCapeTown initiative aims to provide a channel for innovative and potentially world changing ideas to be showcased and heard, with the hope that their ideas resonate throughout the audience and catalyze action to make a difference, encouraging interest locally as well as internationally.