TEDxSowetoChange 2012 Programme

The theme for TEDxSowetoChange 2012 is “The Big Picture”:

In this TEDxSowetoChange, we’ll take a step back and apply new perspectives to big picture issues. Why, as the developing world, should we continue to look to the West for our development needs? How can we work with others across borders and political boundaries to bring about positive change at home and elsewhere? And what is the exchange?

14:30 – 15:00 Registration

15:00 – 16:30 Session 1: Live speakers in Johannesburg

Lee Swan

First South African and African woman to reach the magnetic North Pole

Liaqat Azam

President of The Ayurveda Foundation of South Africa

Fran Luckin

Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Johannesburg

16:30 – 17:15 Conversation Break

17:30 – 19:00 Session 2: Webcast from Berlin

Jeff Chaplin

Product designer for IDEO

Sven Giegold

EU Parliamentarian / Member of Attac Germany

Revolutionary Optimist


Theo Sowa

African Women’s Development Bank

Baaba Maal

Senegalese singer

Melinda Gates

Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

19:00 – 19:30 Drinks