TEDxHarare is back in Zimbabwe year, bringing with it its inspired talks, intense conversation and networking for attendees of the latest edition of the global movement.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share experiences in a manner that follows the world renowned TED talks.
These TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) talks are conferences run by the Sapling Foundation and aimed to advance “ideas worth spreading.”
This edition was organised by new media activist Upenyu Makoni-Matenga with partnerships and sponsorship from
ICCO, Trust Africa, Xealos Design, ZAMZIG, Celsys Print,ZOL and Nourish Gourment.
So what can attendees expect this year? With the theme “Praxis: Turning Ideas Into Action” TEDxHarare 2014 will be promoting more than just discussion as it considers the work that must follow the ideas and thoughts shared.
There will be three sessions titled Creating context, Process Refine and Ideas In Action. The gallery of speakers for the first conference comprises of Drum Cafe Zimbabwe, Rumbi Katedza, Ignatius Mabasa, Dr Nozipo J Maraire, Ritesh Anand, Juliet Le Breton, Takura Zhangazha, Dr B. Mbuwayesango and tech innovator George Chingore
Although registration for Praxis which is scheduled for tomorrow is already closed, people can still apply to attend the TEDxHarareSalon which is scheduled for Tuesday the 18th of November.
Under the theme “Shaping New Models” this session will have discussions centred on entrepreneurship and Zimbabwe’s participation in the “Africa Rising” sentiment.