TEDxCapeTown showcases inspirational ideas, but these are not just good ideas. These are ideas that challenge our very assumptions of the system we see ourselves a part of.
TEDxCapeTown wants to show the audience, ourselves and the world that we, as Africans, are in charge of our own destiny. We want partnerships, not aid. We are majestic and innovative, and proud to be African.
We will continue the tradition of being a fun and informative event with a focus on multi-disciplinary engagement, constructive co-operative relationships and being locally attuned and responsive.
Famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong once said “what we play is life” and this quote inspired the theme for TEDxCapeTown 2012. It llustrates the light side of life and alludes to the fact that life is a game which we have to play and certain rules apply. But how we play and how we perform is ultimately up to us.