Derrick was a major enabler to our very first TEDx (TEDxCapeTown 2011) and is now our resident Elder. Outside of TEDxCapeTown Derrick is helping others follow their passion and drive their tech ideas to the market through mLab.
What is TEDx
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCapeTown, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxCapeTown 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-organized.