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TEDxCapeTown's 2014 headline event, Design Your Thinking, kicks off next month at Cape Town City Hall

At TEDxCapeTown we are passionate about ideas worth spreading but have you ever wondered where your ideas come from or why you think the way you do? Each of us have our own unique filter through which we view the world and the power to alter our perceptions and design the way we think.

TEDxCapeTown's headline event this year, Design Your Thinking, will explore the nature of ideas themselves. This year, talks will focus on what made someone change the way they think and the people whose ideas have inspired them to take positive action and change the world around them.

With the support of Open Design Cape Town, Design Your Thinking will take place next month at Cape Town City Hall on the 16 and 17 August 2014. In addition to a full day of TEDxCapeTown talks, this year, tickets will cover a second day of inspiring workshops that will give attendees the opportunity to engage with speakers in smaller, more interactive sessions.

Design Your Thinking is committed to bringing you entertaining and meaningful content that will test and inspire you to alter your thinking and this year, talks will centre around the themes of:
  • Paradigm Shifts
  • Sustainability
  • Connectedness
  • Delicious Monsters and Wicked Problems
Speakers this year include Dave Duarte, Entrepreneur and Educator, Justin Smith, Head of Sustainability at Woolworths, Willem van Biljon, Entrepreneur and co-developer of's cloud computing technology and Music Producer, Jon Savage.

TEDxCapeTown2014 would not be the same without the support of our partners and sponsors. Returning sponsors Tsogo Sun and Woolworths are on board as well asUber, the taxi service that will be offering attendees rides to and from the venue. Truth will also be there to ensure that you are served fantastic coffee on event day. Internet Solutions and Always On are also on board to provide free wi-fi to all attendees and Mxit has something exciting up their sleeve for the event.

We are also excited to announce our Food Ethos for TEDxCapeTown2014 which will see that all catering on the day includes plant-based products. Sponsors including Fry's and Plant will ensure that attendees are well fed and are treated to a one day window into the world of delicious, sustainable, vegan food.

During the two-day event, the City Hall will showcase some of the initiatives and projects that have made Cape Town the World Design Capital hotspot this year as well as the TEDxCapeTown 2014 community project: Delicious Monsters that will highlight the wonderful work of some of our local artists.

Tickets for the event are now available. Sign up to become a TEDxCapeTowner and find out about some top ideas worth spreading. TEDxCapeTown 2014 is taking place at Cape Town City Hall on the 16-17 August 2014.

For the latest news on speakers, content and more visit or contact the team at . Follow @tedxcapetown on Twitter for daily updates #DesignYourThinking #TEDxCT.