date FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018 | venue THE EQUINOX, 15 Alice Lane, Sandton | time 07:30 - 16:00 | cost r750

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From TED...


Buckle up. It's wild out there!


Some days it truly feels that the world has gone mad. But behind the neck-snapping political and social shifts we're seeing, the pace of technological, biomedical and scientific progress continues to accelerate. Truly jaw-dropping demonstrations of tech power are emerging almost every day. And they are likely to play a huge role in the story of the coming years.


All of this is genuinely amazing, tapping into every sense of that word — from shockingly disturbing to thrillingly hopeful. It looks to us as if it's time to collectively breathe deep and prepare for a remarkable new era as politics, globalization, technology, the future of work, and what it even means to be human are all reinvented before our eyes. Forget fake news! We want to offer up the real news.


So for TED2018, we will be tapping into the resources of an expanded curatorial group and going all-out to bring you visibility into the key developments driving this future, from jaw-dropping AI to glorious new forms of creativity to courageous advocates of radical social change. We will include critics and skeptics, but also the quiet heroes driving ideas we can rally around. And through it all, they'll seek an exciting and insightful way forward.



On Friday 20 April, at The Equinox, at Absa Capital HQ, in Sandton, TEDxJohannesburg proudly brings you a delayed, unedited stream of our favourite highlights from TED2018: The Age of Amazement, taking place just a week earlier in Vancouver, Canada. We hope that this set of talks, curated according to their relevance, will spark an exciting conversation about our shared future.


Our Programme


Friday 20 April 2018, 07:30 - 16:00

07:30 - 08:00 | Registration | Coffee & Tea

08:00 - 10:00 | Session 1

Ithateng Mokgoro: Anatomy of a TED Talk

TED Session 2: After the End of History

10:00 - 10:45 | Break 1 | Coffee & Tea  

Facilitated Conversation: Reflections on Session 1

10:45 - 12:45 | Session 2

Presentation: The Equinox Offering

TED Session 4: The Audacious Project

12:45 - 13:30 | Break 2 | Lunch 

Facilitated Conversation: Reflections on Session 2

13:30 - 15:30 | Session 3 

TED Session 7: Wow, Just Wow

15:30 - 16:00 | Networking

Learn more about the TED2018 programme here.


Your TEDxJohannesburg Experience 


Here's what you can expect from the day:

Enlightening talks, energising conversations | Three unedited, streamed sessions of TED's famous 18-minute talks, plus facilitated conversations led by the TEDxJohannesburg and The Equinox teams.

The perfect setting  | At The Equinox, the layout, lighting, technology, food, and even temperature, are all optimised for comfort, creativity and dynamic thinking.

Good food, good coffee | Our menu is designed to balance sumptuousness and enjoyment, with conversation and connection, all  day.

Our Venue


The Equinox is specifically created to provide a space which encourages ‘out-of-the-box’ and ‘outside-in’ thinking. To state the obvious, both qualities are essential requirements for any organisation that wants to stay relevant in the exponential world that we're so rapidly accelerating into.


Learn more about The Equinox here.