The Guardian Activate Summit, which brings together the world's brightest and most influential figures to debate how technology is driving positive social change on a global scale, is coming to South Africa with a free seminar for individuals and organisations who are interested in social change through digital innovation.
Taking place at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg on 26 June 2014, it is a free, apply-to-attend event with an impressive line-up of speakers. The summit is being organised in partnership with Omidyar Network, the investment company that focuses on supporting those who share their commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today.Speakers
Dr Bitange Ndemo, chair, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Nikiwe Bikitsha, broadcast journalist & columnist
Ory Okolloh, director of investments, Omidyar Network Africa
Chris Roper, editor-in-chief, Mail & Guardian
Khadija Patel, managing editor, South Africa Votes 2014
Loren Treisman, executive director, Indigo Trust
Adi Eyal, director, Code for South Africa
Ranjeni Munusamy, associate editor, Daily Maverick
The first Activate event took place in London in 2009 and has since expanded into the US, India, and Singapore, with past speakers including Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
Individuals or organisations would find the Summit a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas and gain insight into exploring strategies that effect social change through digital innovation. Click here to register