Two hundred of Gaborone’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together on Friday, 31st March 2017 at Maitisong theatre for a full day of networking and dialogue around the theme Transcendence. A diverse line-up of 16 speakers and high calibre artistic performers will fully embody, uniquely interpret and creatively unpack topics ranging from disruptive innovation, poverty, unemployment, job creation, education innovation, healing, science dance, song, blindness, identity, death, and an array of other pertinent subjects. The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, is organized by community volunteers and is aimed at creating powerful dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ideas and experiences in an untethered manner. The event will offer the Gaborone community an opportunity to share its passion and ideas with communities in Botswana and the rest of the world. The first TEDxGaborone took place in 2015, under the theme, “Imagine a Better World,’ and was rated a resounding success. Confirmed 2017 Speakers and artistic performers include: Mr. Ken Molosi [BW], Ms. Samantha Mogwe [BW], Mr. Efosa Ojomo [NG], Mr. Donald Molosi [BW], Ms. Rachel Nyaradzo Adams [ZM], Mr. Jabu Stone [RSA], Dr. Jillian Sigamoney [BW], Mr. Nduduzo Makhathini [SA], Ms. Fifi Louwen [BW], Mr. Kalima Mipita [ZAM], Dr. Kaone Panzirah [BW], Ms. Alice Mogwe [BW], Dr. Baba Buntu [CRB], Ms. Peggy Segaetsho [BW], Mr. Wilson Ngoni [BW]. Attendees will have an opportunity to network amongst one another as well as with the Speakers during the refreshment breaks and on-site lunch.