Guardian Activate: Johannesburg

On 26th June 2014 a host of influential and inspirational figures from across Africa and the rest of the world will gather in Johannesburg to discuss how the open internet is reshaping the world.

From investigative journalism and new models of media content, to the changing value of money and the role of technology in Activate London 2013government, digital technologies continue to fundamentally transform all areas of the world in which we live and work. Activate is the Guardian’s platform for individuals and organisations working across all sectors who are using these technologies to disrupt, innovate and change.

To apply for your free place at Activate: Johannesburg please click here

For the inaugural Activate Johannesburg, there is an exciting multi-disciplinary programme of presentations, debates and lightning pitches to look at a number of key themes, including:

• The world wide web at 25: what is the impact across Africa?
• What do the Snowden leaks mean for the future of investigative journalism in exposing corruption and improving service delivery?
• What content innovations will engage the next 1 billion coming online?
• Reflections on the South African elections and beyond: how is technology changing the relationship between citizens and governments?
• How will future generations in Africa use the internet?

These topics will be discussed by some of the leading voices from around the globe including:

Nikiwe Bikitsha, broadcast journalist and columnist (Chair)

Dr. Bitange Ndemo, honorary chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet

Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media

Ranjeni Munusamy, associate editor, Daily Maverick

Ory Okolloh, director of investments, Omidyar Network Africa

Emma Kaye, CEO, Bozza

Chris Roper, editor-in-chief, Mail & Guardian

Erik Charas, founding and managing director, Charas LDA

And many more…

To apply for your free place at Activate: Johannesburg please click here.