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Design Your Thinking

TEDxCapeTown 2014, themed 'Design Your Thinking' 

We all have our own filters and lenses through which we view the world. We all posses the ability to alter our perceptions and design the way we think.

TEDxCapeTown 2014 will focus on this. The WHY behind someone's idea. What informed the way the idea came about. And how this perspective can result in something amazing with the potential of positive impact in the world we live in.  

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Theme: Design Your Thinking.

Day 1: 16 August 2014, 09h00 – 17h00 (Registration opens 08h00)
Day 2: 17 August 2014,  09h00 – 13h00 (Registration opens 08h30)
Venue: Cape Town City Hall
Price: R350 
After Party: Cape Town City Hall

Please note: Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Read about Our food ethos.

To improve the experience for you, we will be hosting a second day of interactive workshop sessions in addition to a full day of TEDxCapeTown talks on day 1. 

Workshop sessions are built into the ticket price and we would love to see you there but you are not obligated to attend these sessions. Workshop choices will be released nearer to the event date.

VERY IMPORTANT: Everyone who attends TEDxCapeTown must fill out an application form. If your application is successful, you will receive an email with access to purchase a ticket to TEDxCapeTown 2014. We really appreciate your support and will do what we can to have you with us on the day but remember that we cannot secure your seat until a ticket is purchased. Please email [email protected] with queries or concerns.

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At the core of TEDxCapeTown is our efforts to foster an ecosystem conducive to ideas worth spreading that lead to critical engagement and action.



Session 1 (over the looking glass) - 9:00
1. Dave Duarte 
2. Oh Mercy
3. Vivienne Shultz
4. Jon Savage 
5. Craig Wilkinson 

Tea break 10:30

Session 2 (grow back to the beginning) - 11:00
1. Kirsten Wilkins 
2. Faakhir Bestman 
3. Zolani Mahola
4. Justin Smith

Lunch Break 12:30

Simon Ekin - impromptu performance(s) in the lunch break
Session 3 (connect the dots...period) - 13:30
1. Nicola Jackman 
2. Mohammed Dalwai 
3. Willem van Biljon 
4. David Springer 

Tea break 15:00

Session 4 (delicious monsters and wicked problems) - 15:30
1. Anecnote
2. Ed Rybicki 
3. Tason Calantzis
4. Derrick Watts and The Sunday Blues

Close & After Party - 17:00 to 21:00


Bike ride with Kirsten Wilkins - 8:30 - 9:30

Workshops Session 1 - 9:00 - 11:00

Workshop Session 2 - 11:30 - 13:30

*The above agenda is subject to change