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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.


We’re encouraged by the large numbers of TEDx organisers who have shown interest in our event, both here in Africa and around the world. To optimise connection and diversity, we’ve opened participation to a small and cozy group of one hundred and fifty people that includes anyone from licensees to volunteers. We can’t wait to welcome you all to our exciting city.


The TEDxJohannesburg team is hard at work curating a rich and varied programme for you. It includes visiting the most awe-inspiring destinations in the City of Gold, must-do shopping in Africa’s richest square mile (if that’s your kind of thing), 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. 


We’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t throw in a taste of Johannesburg’s nightlife, plus a fair bit of obligatory partying with fellow TEDxers. We’re happy to announce that you can expect both, in spades.


If you’re coming in from outside South Africa, we encourage you to get familiar with the basics: for information on visa applications, click hereTo learn more about the city of Johannesburg, click here.


The TEDxJohannesburg team has organised special but limited accommodation for participants, at no cost to you, so you have one less thing to worry about. Make enquiries here. Do hurry, places are limited.


Keep in mind that this event is free, and open to TEDx organisers and volunteers only. 


Secure your place now!


The Programme


Friday 3 May | Arrivals


08:00 - Late: Registration @ Workshop 17, 138 West Street, Sandton


12:00 - 17:00: Attendees can visit any of the following selected destinations:    

Sandton City Mall

Melrose Arch Precinct

Nelson Mandela Foundation


19:00 - 22:00: Welcome reception, venue TBD

Saturday 4 May | Regional Workshop


08:30 - 09:30 | Registration @ Workshop 17

09:30 - 10:30 | Session 1

Kelo Kubu | TEDxWeekend Johannesburg host | Welcome

Will Davis | TEDx Community Manager | Introduction

Will Davis | State of TEDx | Q&A

David Rosenberg | Sustaining Social Media | Q&A

10:30 - 11:00 | Group Sessions | Part 1

Group allocation


11:00 - 11:30 | Break

11:30 - 13:00 | Group Sessions | Part 2

Group 1: David Rosenberg | Photography

Group 2: Will Davis | Leveraging TEDx Marketplace + Other TEDx Online Tools

Group 3: Ithateng Mokgoro | Curating Speakers

Group 4: Chilly or Linda TBD | Building Community

Group 5: Presenter & topic TBD


13:00 - 14:00: Lunch    

Group pictures

14:00 - 15:30 | Session 3

William Seyama | Translations

Presenter TBD | Filming

15:30 - 16:00 | Break

16:00 - 16:30 | Closure

Kelo Kubu

Will Davis


18:00 - 22:00: Dinner @ TBD 

Group pictures

Sunday 5 May | Excursions


08:00 - 11:00: Attendees can go on any of the following selected excursions:

Apartheid Museum

Constitution Hill

Soweto Tour


12:00 - 14:00: Farewell lunch at Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen St, Lorentzville