TEDxJohannesburg is taking place this November from the 24th to the 25th, and you can check out the speakers below.
The theme for this independently organised TED event is abundance. Looking at today’s news, the description of the event below is particularly apt:
If you go with the dominant narrative of news media, you could easily conclude that our final catastrophe is imminent. Sell everything. Get the hell out. Run as fast as possible. This outlook is wired into our DNA. It’s how our species survived the African Savannah. A slight change in posture reveals a more positive reality: our lifespan has doubled in the last one hundred years; the cost of living has decreased many times over; more people can read and write than ever before; and we’re living in the most peaceful time in the history of humanity—fact. Furthermore, thanks to the power of exponential growth, the 21st Century has introduced us to the most awesome tools of wealth creation—mind-blowing technologies that will radically transform every aspect of our lives. For the first time, total eradication of poverty is a plausible possibility.
Here’s a list of who will be at the event speaking. According to the agenda, there are opportunities to speak to the speakers, so it’s not going to be a one-way street.