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More Sponsors Sought for Cornwall’s First TEDx Event

The organisers of Cornwall’s first TEDx event are looking for the support of local businesses to ensure that the event reaches its fundraising target and it can be live streamed to a wider audience.

Marine conservation, searching for life in space, grief and genetics are just some of the topics that will be covered at Cornwall’s first TEDx event.

Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives, TEDxTruro will take place on 9 September at Truro’s Burrell Theatre. The theme of the day is ‘Time and Tide’, with inspiring talks from speakers who have spent their lives creating change: some through researching and educating; others by facing and rising above adversity.

The not for profit event is already being supported by a number of local firms offering financial and in-kind support, however £2,000 is still required to ensure that the event breaks even.

Mandy Reynolds, TEDxTruro Curator and Licensee, comments: “We are so grateful for the support of the local businesses that have already come on board as our sponsors. However, we need £2,000 to cover the cost of putting on the event and are hoping that some other local businesses will give us their financial backing.  The money will also enable us to live stream the event so more people can hear our amazing talks.

“TEDxTruro is going to be an inspirational event and will offer a great opportunity for local businesses to be involved in something really special for Truro and Cornwall.”

TED began in the USA in 1984 and is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. Today TED covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TED has become a viral video phenomenon and global community, with millions of people around the world watching and sharing TED talks online. TEDx events are inspired by TED, but are independent and self-organised.

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