TED2019: Bigger Than Us


On Thursday 25 April, at Workshop17 West Street, situated on 138 West Street, in the heart of Sandton, TEDxJohannesburg once again brings you an exclusive, unedited stream of our favourite highlights from TED2019: Bigger Than Us, taking place just a week earlier in Vancouver, Canada.


The theme ‘Bigger Than Us’ can mean so many things. AI. The arc of history. Ideas and things at a giant scale. Cosmology. Grand ambition. An antidote to narcissism. Moral purpose…. Because, as the TED2019 positioning statement has it, the political and technological turmoil of the past few years is causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … where is this heading? what really matters? is there more I should be doing? Together, we’ll be exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalise with superhuman powers, mind-bending science that will drive the future as significantly as any politician, the design of cities and other powerful human systems that shape our lives, awe-inspiring, mind-expanding creativity and, most of all, the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for ... Buy your tickets now!



Our Programme


13:30 - 14:00 | Registration

14:00 - 16:00 | Session 1 | Truth

16:00 - 16:30 | Break

16:30 - 18:30 | Session 2 | Audacity

18:30 - 19:00 | Break

19:00 - 21:00 | Session 3 | Play

21:00 - 21:30 | Networking


Learn more about the full TED programme here.



Our Venue


In what is fast becoming a tradition, This TED Highlights 2019 event takes place at yet another exciting venue. The very impressive Workshop17 West Street is conveniently located opposite the Gautrain Station and Nelson Mandela Square. This vibrant space, constantly heaving with activity, is known for creating collegial environments for working, meeting and innovating as an individual, a member of a team or a corporation. It's a community of startups, experienced entrepreneurs, professionals, corporates, freelancers and individuals.


Learn more about Workshop17 West Street here


Thursday 25 April|Workshop17 West Street|Sandton|13:30 - 21:30|R200