Join TEDxSoweto 2014, Saturday 22 November. Get your ticket now.

South African society is going through testing times. Our population is getting younger and more unpredictable; our political environment is in a state of entropy; more and more, our economic fortunes are determined by forces beyond our control. While we want to acknowledge these dark clouds, we can’t ignore the very real promise of a brighter tomorrow. The digital revolution will continue to empower our youth in ways we can’t imagine. Big data will make our democracy less opaque. New technologies will shift the means of production into the hands of ordinary people. Change begets new ideas. The future, here we come.

Join TEDxSoweto 2014, on Saturday November 22 at the Soweto Theatre, as we celebrate ‘Silver Linings’.

A standard ticket costs R500.
Pay 10% less for every 5 tickets you buy.
NGOs and students pay only R250.
Lunch and refreshments included.

For our range of early bird discounts click here.

Get your ticket now.

As always, we draw our speaker lineup from the spectrum of disciplines—legal eagles, human rights activists, inventors, designers, scientists, artists, technologists, storytellers, magicians and logicians. They debunk the myths, recharge our conscience, excite our senses and lift us up to higher levels. They come from Soweto, Sandton, Zuurbekom and from far beyond. See the confirmed lineup so far:

Sisonke Msimang – Writer, Activist, Opinionista
Muzi Kuzwayo – Author, Marketer, Adman
Amo Ngoepe – Young Traveler
Mothusi Lukhele – Maven, Entrepreneur, Farmer
Victor Kgomoeswana – Africa Business Specialist
Pierre du Plessis – Flaneur, Trend Analyst
Mandy Pakkiri – Girl Education Champion
Gustav Praekelt – Technologist

Here’s how the programme pans out on the day:

09:00 – 10:00 | REGISTRATION
10:00 – 11:30 | 1 | PREDICTABLE SURPRISES
11:30 – 12:00 | CONVERSATION BREAK
12:00 – 13:30 | 2 | ABUNDANT SCARCITY
13:30 – 14:30 | CONVERSATION BREAK
14:30 – 16:00 | 3 | TEMPORARY ETERNITY
16:00 – 18:00 | DRINKS & CONVERSATION