What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxAlexandra, where x = independently organised TED event. At our TEDxAlexandra event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised.

The Aim of TEDxAlexandra

TEDxAlexandra is an independently organised platform that promotes innovative and informative ideas aimed at providing a space for thought leaders to convene and stimulate dialogue around challenging conventional approaches to addressing current challenges affecting South Africa as a community.

TEDxAlexandra: South African Manifesting its Destiny

The TEDxAlexandra team will host the inaugural event on the 7th of September 2013.  The event will include a diverse group of speakers and attendees who are actively involved in creating change and finding solutions to our country’s most pressing challenges. The organisers hope to host annual events bringing together thought leaders and sharing ideas pivotal to transformation and development. The theme for the first TEDxAlexandra event is:  South Africa Manifesting its Destiny and will take place at Alexandra High School in the Alexandra Township.

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