Already in its fifth year, TEDxCapeTown 2015 tackles the delicate and highly relevant paradox of openness, access and control. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to ‘Ideas worth Spreading’, TEDxCapeTown continues to challenge perceptions and engage their audience in worthwhile and forward thinking conversations.
The main event takes place on 15 and 16 August at the City Hall (thanks to venue partner Open Design) and brings together speakers and audience members to explore the paradox Open Access Control in different contexts. For ticket information visit this link via Quicket. There will also be an official Johannesburg simulcast hosted by partner Deloitte Greenhouse. Details on tickets available here. For updates follow @TEDxCapeTown on Twitter and on Facebook.
What is the fine line between openness, access and control? Do constraints provide us with a safe and free society in which to thrive, or do they hinder our existence? TedXCape Town will be tackling these difficult questions and offering some alternative concepts.
Expert speakers have created engaging and exciting talks with topics range from colonising Mars and poetry in Africa to working with the healthcare system to reduce mortality rates. The day promises to be varied and offer inspired, insightful conversation starters with loads of opportunity to connect with fellow audience members and the speakers themselves.
Line-up for TEDxCapeTown includes speakers below and three surprise performances on 15 August by local artists:
● Adriana Marais: My one-way ticket to Mars
● Braam Malherbe: #D.O.T. – Do One Thing
● Heather Tuffin: Less than ideal
● Ian Mccallum: Poetry and Nature: Voice For The Voiceless
● Jill Farrant: Food Security from resurrection plants
● Kelsey Wiens: Open: Designing for Trust
● Kyle Louw: Roses, Violets, Preconceptions … Poetry
● Marek Dziembowski: Chasing the eclipse
● Myrna Lewis: Mining the gold of conflict
● Myrtle Clarke & Jules Stobbs: Ordinary Criminals
● Siswe Mzobe: Why do we have to move out?
● Vinny Lingham: The future of bitcoin
With our livestreaming partners Antfarm and Comtel, we livestream the event withothers hosting viewing parties around the world. You host or join a viewing party in under 30 seconds via this link . Viewing parties are explained here.
Highlights from last year’s event: TEDxCapeTown 2014: Design Your Thinking
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