TED talks have been the go-to source for inspiration in recent years. Looking for ways to spark your creativity? Click on a TED talk. Want to know how to stop procrastinating? Click on a TED talk.
There’s literally a talk for every mood and theme, perfectly placed within a set time constraint.
Established in 1984 in the land of milk and honey, this once-off conference that focused on technology, entertainment and design has now become a viral video phenomenon and has cultivated a worldwide community filled with passionate individuals looking to take their ideas and change the world, giving birth to the slogan: “Ideas worth spreading.”
TED global has spawned countless independent organisations worldwide that bear the same name, distinguished only by the “x” in its title. These independent organisations stretch from the bays of San Francisco to the shores of the Mother City – there’s literally a TEDx in nearly every city around the world.
Celebrating a decade of “ideas worth spreading” TEDxCapeTown will be hosting their main event titled: The Power of X. With the power of X in hand, this event is hoping to “push the boundaries of what is deemed possible in our communities, our country, our continent and the world” as we work together to nurture innovation.
If that’s not enough to get you to purchase your ticket, then here are three more reasons.
It’s a virtual event
The COVID-19 pandemic has not been kind to us. However, there is an upside. Spend a lazy Sunday with your feet up and in your PJ’s as you enjoy a selection of 15 speakers that are ready to take on the world and inject it with innovation and inspiration.
This TEDx event is set to host 15 speakers from all walks of life with talks that showcase their passion and perhaps reflect yours too. Dig a little deeper into how one organisation is changing the lives of abandoned babies or better ways of harnessing collective intelligence of a team/group. Check out the full list of speakers and topics here. While you may not be able to physically rub shoulders with these brilliant speakers, listening to a few of these talks may be a game-changer for you and could motivate you to start that side hustle or project you’ve always wanted to do.
Do it for the impact
The Power of X is all about defining what the X means to you and will provide a multi-layered stage filled with talks and subject matters that are diverse and entertaining. It’s a great way to learn something new and gain a few nuggets of wisdom along the way.
Ready to get your dose of inspiration? The main event is set to take place on November 28 at 8:30am (slippers and coffee welcome). So, make sure you grab your virtual ticket here.