The event aims to bring people from the University, the local community and beyond together in an engaging day of talks and performances, under the TED ethos of ‘ideas worth spreading’.
This year’s TEDx Warwick theme is “Building Bridges” and will feature a range of leading visionaries and performers discussing topics from nanotechnology to vertical farming.
Highlights of this year’s event include talks from President of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven MBE; vertical farming pioneer Dickson Despommier; scientific phenomena photographer Fabian Oefner and Bob Bishop, whose 'holistic' simulations map the future of the Earth. Find out more about all of the speakers on the TEDxWarwick website.
Since its inception in 2009, TEDxWarwick has welcomed leading speakers such as Noam Chomsky, Sir Roger Penrose and John Kay. In 2011, TEDxWarwick became the first student-run TEDx event to be featured on TED.com website, with Mustafa Akyol’s talk, “Faith vs Tradition in Islam”, receiving over 500,000 views. This trend continued in 2012 with David MacKay’s talk on “A Reality Check on Renewables” amassing over 250,000 views to date.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The event is open to all and tickets can be purchased at www.TEDxwarwick.com/2013/tickets