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TED Global 2017

TED Global 2017 was an important homecoming to the African continent, and a ton of work went into creating an authentic experience, from the curation of talks to the music to the graphics and stage design. The most recent event was held 27-30 August 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Our Director, Chad Outten said:

TED Global 2017 was a memorable event. Based on the talks, I was left with a true sense that Africa has the builders, truth-tellers and catalysts to overcome its challenges. Moreover, Africa, in some cases, such as mobile phone, mobile money, agriculture and solar power, is well-positioned to leapfrog its challenges with solutions that are ahead of the rest of the world.  It was a great privilege to meet up with fellow TED-sters who are committed to making the world a better place.

Presentations at TED Global 2017 were organised into the following session themes:

  • A new map
  • Pathmakers
  • Leapfrog
  • A hard look
  • Repatterning
  • Urban 3.0
  • Power up
  • Manifesto

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, in the form of short, powerful talks. TED started more than 30 years ago as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Visit the official TED website to learn more about the community, events, presentations and books.