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1 January - 16 October 2012

Ergonomics MSc student organizes TEDx event


Tyron Louw a MSc student in the Human Kinetics and Ergonomics department at Rhodes University recently organized a TEDx event hosted at the Box Theatre at Rhodes. TEDx is an independently organized TED event, which is all about the sharing of ideas relating to Technology, Entertainment, Education and Design. 

Tyron was the curator of the event and he was able to put together an amazing group of 16 speakers for the event from an eclectic mix of backgrounds from academics to political commentators. Some of the themes for the day included the sharing of inspirational ideas on how to resolve the education 'crisis' in South Africa and also how to ensure entrepreneurial success. One of the best aspects of the TED initiatives is that the videos are placed onto the internet after the event for the general public to watch. If you are interested in them pleases follow the links below:

TEDxRhodesU website

TEDxRhodesU facebook page


ESSA would like to congratulate Tyron and his team for organizing a fantastic day full of new and innovative ideas and ESSA was proud to be involved with the event. Hopefully his background in the ergonomics of organizational design was a contributing factor to the success of the day.