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Ready for TEDxWeekend Johannesburg?

 

Thank you for your interest in attending TEDxWeekend Johannesburg, in sunny South Africa, on Friday to Sunday, 3 to 5 May, 2019. Thank you for being part of TEDxWeekend Johannesburg, here in sunny South Africa. The TEDxJohannesburg team has curated a rich and varied programme for you. It includes visiting a few special destinations in the City of Gold, workshopping with members of the TED team from New York, and peer-to-peer learning with TEDx pioneers who've been there since Day-1, when this movement started a decade ago.

 

Plus, we’ve thrown in a taste of Johannesburg’s nightlife, plus a fair bit of obligatory partying with fellow TEDxers.

 

Five importnat points to keep in mind:

 

1. Lend us your brain | Forget about work while the sessions are on. Banish your email. Switch off your phone. Experience what is happening on stage, on screen and around you.

2. Participate in every session | What you get out of TEDxWeekend Johannesburg will depend largely on what you put in.

3. Stay the distance | Don’t miss the climax of the weekend near the end.

4. Do talk to strangers | TEDxers are an open-minded, curious and intelligent group of people. They come from the full spectrum of professional disciplines and all walks of life. Don’t pull back from starting a conversation. You’ll never know what it might lead to.

5. Attend everything | Participate in the lunches and dinners throughout the weekend. Have fun!

 

It’s time for TEDxWeekend Johannesburg!

The Programme

 

Friday 3 May | Arrivals + Excursions

Morning

09:00 - 17:00 | Registration @ Workshop 17, 138 West Street, Sandton

Afternoon

12:00 - 14:00 | Meet & Greet @ Workshop 17, 138 West Street, Sandton

14:00 - 17:00 | Attendees can visit any of the following selected destinations*:    

Constitution Hill (R50)

Nelson Mandela Foundation

Lilieslief (R110)

Tshimologong Precinct

Circa on Jellicoe + Keyes Art Mile

Evening

18:00 - 21:00 | Welcome reception @ La Boqueria, 17 3rd Street, Parktown North

Kelo Kubu | TEDxWeekend Johannesburg host | Welcome + Introductions

Will Davis | Brief Comments

Saturday 4 May | Regional Workshop + Dinner

Morning

09:00 - 09:30 | Registration @ Workshop 17, 138 West Street, Sandton

09:30 - 10:30 | Group Session 1

Kelo Kubu | TEDxWeekend Johannesburg host | Welcome + Housekeeping

Will Davis & David Rosenberg | TEDx Development & Communications Director | Introduction

Will Davis | TEDx Development | State of TEDx 

David Rosenberg | TEDx Communications Director | Sustaining Social Media 

10:30 - 10:35 | Break

Transit to breakaway rooms

10:35 - 11:05 | Breakaway Sessions 1 

Group 1: David Rosenberg | TEDx | Photography

Group 2: Will Davis | TEDx | The Overlooked Fundamentals – Making Organising Less Stressful

Group 3: Ithateng Mokgoro | TEDxJohannesburg | Curating Speakers

Group 4: Chilly Chanda | TEDxCapeTown | Building Community

Group 5: Roche Mamabolo | TEDxGaborone | Financial Management

11:05 - 11:45 | Coffee Break    

11:45 - 12:15 | Breakaway Sessions 2

Group 1: David Rosenberg | TEDx | Photography

Group 2: Will Davis | TEDx | The Overlooked Fundamentals – Making Organising Less Stressful

Group 3: Ithateng Mokgoro | TEDxJohannesburg | Curating Speakers

Group 4: Chilly Chanda | TEDxCapeTown | Building Community

Group 5: Roche Mamabolo | TEDxGaborone | Financial Management

Afternoon

12:15 - 13:35 | Lunch

Group pictures

13:35 - 14:35 | Group Session 2

Panel conversation with TEDx organisers moderated by Kelo Kubu:

Rehema Issa | TEDxLyttletonWomen 

Lolo Madikgetla | TEDxGaborone

Delicia Davids | TEDxStellenbosch

Linet Kimathi | TEDxPretoriaUniversity

Richard Hacking | TEDxMajengo 

14:35 - 14:40 | Break

Transit to breakaway rooms

14:40 - 15:30 | Breakaway Sessions 3

Group 1: Bra Willy Seyama | African Languages Matter | Translating TEDx talks

Group 2: Presenter TBD | Co-creating TEDxWeekend gifts | Beadwork

Group 3: Michaela Janse van Rensburg | LittleBits

15:30 - 16:00 | Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30 | Closure

Will Davis + David Rosenberg + Kelo Kubu | Q+A

Ithateng Mokgoro | TEDxJohannesburg | Thank You

Evening

18:00 - Late Dinner @ Artivist, 7 Reserve St, Braamfontein 

Sunday 5 May | Excursions + Farewells

Morning

08:30 - 09:00 | Meet-up @ Workshop 17, 138 West Street, Sandton

 

09:00 - 12:00 | Attendees can go on any of the following selected excursions*:

Apartheid Museum

Mini Soweto Tour 

10:00 - 12:00 | Explore Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen St, Lorentzville

 

Afternoon

13:00 - 15:00 | Farewell lunch @ Food I Love You, Victoria Yards**

 

*All excursions are free except where noted. Paid excursions are at participants’ cost. Shared Uber rides will depart from Workshop17 at stated times. 

 

**Lunch at Food I Love You is at participants’ cost.