TEDGlobal 2017 was a celebration of those out there doing something
— whether starting a company or initiative, challenging conventional
wisdom or stirring up a new movement. The conference brought together
more than 70 speakers — each with a bold, counterintuitive idea — at
the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania, in the final week
of August. In one minute, a photographer shared his incredible images
documenting the lives of teenage moms in Latin America. In the next, a
medical technologist explained how he’s using AI to diagnose oral cancer
from a single photograph. It was a thought-provoking mashup of topics
that bounced from technology to design to global issues and back again.
And because the very first TEDGlobal was held in the same place 10
years ago, the conference represented a return — the perfect opportunity
to explore the transformative ideas percolating through Africa, while
reflecting on the key challenges the continent still faces.
The Brightline Initiative was on hand, taking notes on every moment.
In this report, our key takeaways. Whether you run a startup, sit in the
C-Suite or are known as a star employee, these ideas are sure to spark
new thinking and renew your inspiration. Because taking in this wide
diversity of perspectives will make you not only a better professional —
but a fuller person.