The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held in Arusha, Tanzania on August 27th–30th 2017.
The conference will gather technologists and entrepreneurs, business leaders and creatives to discuss the future of Africa and the world.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.
The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
This is the second time The TEDGlobal Conference will be held in Arusha Tanzania, following a similar conference in 2007.
“Ten years on, TEDGlobal returns to Africa. Since our 2007 conference in Arusha, Tanzania, the continent has experienced spectacular economic, demographic and creative growth, and has made exciting progress toward its rightful place in the world. Yet many African nations are beset by challenges. And the stakes have never been higher. As populations continue to surge, both opportunity and danger are rising. At TEDGlobal 2017, we’ll bring together an incredible group of speakers who can collectively help shape how this plays out.” according to TED organizers.
Location: Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, in Arusha, Tanzania
In the north of Tanzania, Arusha nestles in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, surrounded by the belt of national parks and reserves known as the Northern Circuit, a spectacularly diverse cluster of ecosystems and habitats. The conference home, Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, is set within 140 acres of lush vegetation with magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains. The lodge is located between Arusha and Kilimanjaro In.