date FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2018 | TIME 08:55 - 16:45 | VENUE VODACOM WORLD | cost R1500 STANDARD
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The crowning pieces of the legend of Nelson Mandela were set in place in a small, dimly lit jail cell that could hardly contain his larger-than-life frame. Contrary to intent, this cold, unassuming room—where he served the initial eighteen years of his sentence—was where he learned the most consequential lessons of his life.
As a result, a more tempered Nelson Mandela stepped out of captivity, to meet with destiny, and rejoin his comrades in their heroic fight for freedom, justice and democracy.
By the time he rested, he had devoted a solid sixty-seven years to the service of humanity, as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.
In the year that he would have turned a hundred, on Friday 30 November 2018, at Vodacom World in Midrand, TEDxJohannesburg celebrates Nelson Mandela, and many others like him.
TEDxJohannesburg 2018: Decoding Greatness, features the tales, deeds, and works of gurus, heroes, and legends – living and past, from all walks of life, across disciplines.
Expect perspectives from giants in business, innovation, culture, scholarship, and sports – including visionary CEOs, legendary entrepreneurs, inspirational artists, incisive analysts, and champion performers.
Through their stories, we'll get to measure how much, how far, and which way the future bends, under the spell of greatness.
Best of all, we hope to learn what it takes to do great things.
TEDxJohannesburg 2018: Decoding Greatness, is brought to you by Vodacom World.
TEDxJohannesburg 2018 is a one-day event packed with a blizzard of ideas designed to zap, ping, and prod the mind. Talks from speakers and performances by artists—delivered in TED’s famous eighteen-minutes-or-less format—are grouped and arranged in three sessions, each lasting one hour and forty-five minutes, with a conversation break plus lunch in between. The day ends with a networking party, sponsored and hosted by Vodacom World.
Friday 30 November 2018, 08:00 - 19:00
08:00 – 08:55 | Registration
08:55 – 10:45 | Session 1: Tales
Mutinta Bbenkele – Arts activist & spoken word artist
Sahm Venter – Author & senior researcher, Nelson Mandela Foundation
André Vermeulen – CEO of Neuro-Link, international expert in the neuroscience of learning
Siphiwe Mhlambi – Ace photographer, captures SA history as it happens
Majken Gilmartin (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Co-founder & CEO, Eir Soccer & Global Goals World Cup
Tanya Accone (Bangkok, Thailand) – Senior adviser on innovation at UNICEF
Martijn Lampert (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – Co-founder of Glocalities, researches global values, lifestyle & psychology
10:45 – 11:15 | Conversation Break
11:15 – 13:00 | Session 2: Deeds
Mandy Wiener – Reporter, written books on Kebble, Pistorius, Selebi, et al
Ann Rosenberg (New York, USA) – Leads SAP Next-Gen, a purpose-driven innovation community
Tony Lankester – CEO, National Arts Festival
Mariella Furrer (Nairobi, Kenya) – Photographer, author, focuses her lens on women & children
Simphiwe Makapela – Entrepreneur, co-founder of The Hamelin Rat Trap
Doc Watson – Conservationist, founding member of Dimension Data
Nompumelelo Mqwebu – Chef, author, seeks to elevate authentic African cuisine
13:00 – 15:00 | Lunch
15:00 – 16:45 | Session 3: Works
Penny Heyns – Swimmer, double Olympic gold & bronze medalist
Karim Sadr – Archaeologist, uses LiDAR to find ancient African cities
Janine Scholefield – CSIR geneticist & stem cell researcher
Brian Green – Property developer, creator of 44 Stanley & Victoria Yards
Laduma Ngxokolo – Fashion designer, founder of MaXhosa by Laduma
Jacques Celliers – CEO of FNB
Tebogo 'Tebza' Malope – Multi-award winning director of commercials & music videos
17:00 – 19:00 | Networking Party
TEDxJohannesburg is the go-to event for curious, open-minded thinkers and doers in the Johannesburg area who care deeply about finding and celebrating local ideas on human progress across disciplines, and sharing them with the world. The TEDxJohannesburg community consists of executives from blue chip companies, entrepreneurs, policymakers, creatives, academics, diplomats, and students. Management consultants, financial services specialists, marketers, and technologists, account for over 60 percent of the typical audience at TEDxJohannesburg. TEDxJohannesburg curates the audience to optimise quality engagement and experience for attendees, speakers, and partners.
Over and above the enlightening talks and energising conversations, you can expect the setting at TEDxJohannesburg to be optimised for comfort, creativity, and dynamic thinking. The food is always good, and the coffee rich and strong. In this respect, Vodacom World, our venue for TEDxJohannesburg 2018: Decoding Greatness, more than fits the bill. The venue is distinctive, spacious and purposefully designed to give a (TED-worthy) theatrical experience.
The speaker lineup for TEDxJohannesburg 2018: Decoding Greatness, is our most high-powered yet. It features giants in business, innovation, culture, scholarship, and sports. Visionary CEOs, legendary entrepreneurs, inspirational artists, incisive analysts, and champion performers will share perspectives on what it takes to do great things.