Pretoria, Gauteng – 4th December 2023 – TEDxPretoria, a locally organised TEDx event, is excited to announce its theme and speaker lineup for the upcoming event on 4th December 2023.
The theme of “A Beautiful Chaos” celebrates the transformative power of chaos and the incredible outcomes that can emerge from it. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, chaos is inevitable, but by surrendering to it and embracing its unpredictability, we can uncover hidden opportunities, create innovative solutions, and find beauty amidst the disorder.
The speaker line up is as follows:
James Maisiri – Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Sociology and Economics
Karyn Maughan – Legal expert journalist
Patty Riera – Inclusion advisor, facilitator, researcher, and strategist.
Lizette Spangenberg – Healthcare solutions designer
Wandisile Motha – Poet and spoken word artist
Bruce Whitfield – Multi-award-winning journalist and best-selling author
Mo Afrika – Poet, performer, cultural curator and strategist
Nathan Van Vuuren – Artist
Khanyisile Mphahlani – Changemaker and student
Maria Carpenter – Strategist
Brad Shorkend – Behavioural specialist and performance coach
Ntsiki Mkhize – Founder and social entrepreneur
Nhlanhla Nkosi – Software engineer
Vukosi Marivate – Researcher, data scientist and machine learning expert
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms.