TEDxMoshoeshoeRd, a Local TEDx Event

By Relebohile Sera


We live in a fast-paced world where great and innovative ideas wither and die because they never get a chance to be presented to the right people.

TEDxMoshoeshoeRd has taken it upon itself to bring such a platform for Basotho, it being our very first local TEDx hub.

Technology, Entertainment and Design, abbreviated TED, is a platform created to invite speakers that tackle humanity’s toughest questions, attempting to answer them with innovation, enterprise and enduring optimism. The speakers then share their ideas through powerful thought provoking presentations in a conference setting.

This initiative has therefore been extended worldwide through TEDx which are local hubs (independently organized) and are licensed by TED in order to create the same experience within local communities with local speakers.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.”  It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own communities.

Based on the influence these talks have and continue to have across the world, TEDxMoshoeshoeRd decided to bring a local platform that is meant to embrace the ideas of ordinary Basotho doing great exploits in their diverse disciplines.

It intends to bring together a remarkable group of people that are open-minded, curious, intelligent and eager to learn. This will help develop a community which inspires people to change their lives, their future and ultimately their world.

TEDxMoshoeshoeRd will host its pre-event (salon) under the theme “A New Thing”. It will be held on the 23rd November 2017, from 17:30 till 20:30 at Grindnation, Maseru. The Salon will mainly serve to introduce TEDxMoshoeshoeRd and the general experience of the talks. It will also be in preparation for the main event which will be hosted in 2018.

To book your seat, RSVP by the 21st November 2017 to [email protected].

”For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” -Margaret Hefferman