Dr Mao is passionate about sustainability and the climate. He holds an MSc and PhD in Conservation Biology and will be sharing how leadership provided by grassroots communities will aid in building ecological and economic resilience.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCapeTown, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxCapeTown event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.