Ramon Thomas

Chris Anderson to host an exclusive webinar next Monday!

Dear TEDx’ers

TED Talks Official Guide to Public Speaking by Chris AndersonJoin us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Chris Anderson next Monday, June 13th from 17:00 to 18:00 (South African Time). This is a great opportunity for TEDx organizers who have read Chris’s new book TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Chris will be sharing insights about the book and answering questions.

To join, please head to the TEDxHub on Monday, June 13th at 17:00 (GMT+2).

We look forward to seeing you there!

The TEDx Team

TEDxPortElizabeth 2016 Conference Speaker Intro

The next TEDxPortElizabeth event is on 1 July 2016 – Through the Looking Glass – and will be held at the AFDA Film School Campus, 28 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth.

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Confirmed speakers at our 1 July 2016 conference:

  1. Bjorn Bester (Uitenhage), Musician
  2. Bobby Shabangu (Johannesburg), Wikipedia Editor
  3. Caleb Zealand (Uitenhage), Child Palaeontologist
  4. Colleen Grewar (Uitenhage), Doll Collector
  5. Deshun Deysel (Johannesburg), Mountaineer
  6. Elizabeth Muller (Uitenhage), former Librarian
  7. Farah Fortune (Johannesburg), Celebrity Publicist
  8. Joe Slingers (Uitenhage), former High School principal
  9. Johnson Mthembu (Durban), Gender Activist
  10. Mdali group, Youth Artists
  11. Nomhle Nkonyeni (Port Elizabeth), Actress
  12. Siyabonga Ngcai (Port Elizabeth), Poetry
  13. Thulani Ndzotyana (Port Elizabeth), Student Activist
  14. Trevor Watkins (Jeffrey’s Bay), Author
  15. Wehan van Jaarsveld (George), Dance Teacher

Session Hosts

Only 100 tickets are available:

  • From 1 to 5 June – 20 early bird tickets @ R555.00 each
  • From 6 June to 30 June – 80 tickets at R888.00 each
  • A mandatory admin fee of R5.00 will be added with a maximum of R10.00 if more than one ticket is purchased.

Please Note: TEDx events may not make a profit and volunteers may not make any money or present at any events. Ticket costs cover the logistics, catering, venue hire, staging, transport and accommodation for out of town guests as well as video production and incidentals.

If the TEDx event is a full day one then your ticket covers morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch. At some events, depending on sponsors, a goodie bag and other giveaways may also be available.

Ramon Thomas

RJ-ProfileAfter completing my MBA in China, I returned to South Africa in January 2016. I attended the TEDGlobal conference in 2007 in Tanzania, hosted TEDx events in China and South Africa.

Find Ramon Thomas here: http://ramonthomas.com | Facebook | Twitter

The following TED talk is Ramon Thomas’s favourite because:

Because I used to work in IT until 2004 and moved into Education since 2007. Prof Sugata Mitra shows a clear way in which children can teach themselves with access the Internet. This TED Talks shows a practical solution to the biggest problem in society, forced complsory schooling as described by John Taylor Gatto.

Through The Looking Glass, Friday 1 July 2016

We are organizing and now is the time to go ‘THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’

Alice Through The Looking Glass

In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis, under a free license from TED.

“By paying attention to to things that shine forth, because this thing is the reality instead of the map, you are gaining access to the real information that’s in the world. It’s not pre-packaged information because that can be false.” ~ Prof Jordan B. Peterson @ TEDxUofT in 2013.

Inspired by the sequel to Alice in Wonderland our event theme asks the you to imagine if everything was backwards.

Friday July 1, 2016
8:00am – 6:00pm SAST
Port Elizabeth
AFDA Film School – 28 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth