The project TEDxBloemfontein is an independent global platform that is organised within the spirit of TED and is mainly hosted within the borders and confines of the city of Bloemfontein which is situated in the Free State province in South Africa. Our aim for TEDxBloemfontein is to change the future now. The current atmosphere around Bloemfontein requires that we address the apathy and lack of zeal that exists within our city. There may be people who are doing great things within Bloemfontein, but it has come under our attention that people here still live far below their potential. This situation obviously needs relief.
At TEDxBloemfontein we seek to attract the people with the passion, the zeal and the resources to make the ideas of the future a reality. Having TEDxBloemfontein is a great advantage, namely due to how small the city is considered. The fact that Bloemfontein is not the biggest hub for events makes TEDx a gem, for TEDxBloemfontein will quite literally take over the entire city
One of the great aims of TEDxBloemfontein is the fostering of networking opportunities. We want to make TEDxBloemfontein one of the great networking opportunities not just for the Bloemfontein community but for the country in general. Our aim is to get the TED brand to be recognized for what it is in the Free State area and the country at large.