TED.com is a  small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Usually they hold conferences in the UK (they’ve just had a conference, follow it on Twitter by #Ted) but on the 16th of October a TEDx conference will be hosted in Pretoria! Yup, my very own backyard!

Here is the detail:
Theme: What’s next in tech?
Date: 16 October
Time: 9:00 – 15:30

TEDx events have the same general goals as TED Conferences. TEDx activities are dedicated to leveraging the power of ideas to change the world, and they cover a broad set of topics including science, arts and design, politics, culture, business, global issues, technology and development, and entertainment.

The venue still needs to be confirmed but it think it will be wicked!

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