Thursday 10th October 2024
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TEDxTruro Looking for Speakers to Give the Talk of their Lives

The organisers of TEDxTruro are looking for speakers to give the talk of their lives, at the next event in Autumn 2017.

The first TEDxTruro took place in September 2016 and was a resounding success, with inspiring talks on topics from marine conservation, searching for life in space and grief to genetics.

Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives, TEDxTruro took place at the Burrell Theatre, Truro in front of an audience of 100. The organisers are busy planning the 2017 event and are looking for speaker suggestions.

Mandy Reynolds, TEDxTruro Curator and Co-Licensee, said: “Last year our speakers came from all walks of life – from parents to scientists – and the topics they talked about were just as diverse. The whole day was incredibly inspiring, and we want to keep that going in 2017. Do you know someone who has a compelling story to tell? Will they inspire others to think about things in a different way? Do they have an idea worth spreading? If so, please get in touch.”

TED began in the USA in 1984 and is devoted to ideas worth spreading, 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.

If you would like to suggest yourself or someone else as a speaker for TEDxTruro 2017 please go to the contact page.

For more information about TEDxTruro, to view talks from last year’s event and to sign up for updates, go to their website.