On Saturday 29th September, Bath will be hosting its inaugural TEDx Bath event, with Storm being a Headline Sponsor!
The global phenomenon that is the TED Conference has inspired a number of smaller independent events across the world, to spread forward-thinking ideas and bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
What is TEDx Bath?
Bath’s first TEDx conference is titled ‘Light up the Future’ and will include twelve inspiring talks from leading speakers on a broad range of topics concerning the future of Bath. Ranging from social welfare, mobility, mental health, to the role and character of Bath as a city.
This is a brand new initiative set-up as part of the global TED organisation and aims to share ideas and issues that relate to the Bath community. Its activities are being coordinated by a diverse team of local volunteers who are united by a desire to share ideas and encourage positive change.
When, where, who?
The event is being hosted within the beautiful Bath Abbey on Saturday 29th September between 1pm and 5.30pm.
TEDx Bath will include 12 inspiring talks from the following leading speakers:
Creative learning and social justice: Prof Andrew Brewerton, Principal & Chief Executive, Plymouth College of Art
Landscape Cities: Andrew Grant, Founder and Director of Grant Associates
The Power of Children’s Imagination: Penny Hay, Director of Research, 5x5x5=creativity, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University
Local co-operation and personal data:William Heath, Co-founder Ctrl-Shift Ltd, The Bell Inn (Bath) IPS, Big Bath City Bid and Bath City FC CBS
The power in cities — using purpose to drive change: Joy Nazzari, Founding Director of dn&co
Holiday hunger – so much more than food: Claire Henwood, MakeLunch (Bath) co-founder and coordinator
Radical Making: Piers Taylor, Architect
What I learnt from 78,000 GP consultations with university students: Dominique Thompson, GP and Director of Buzz Consulting
Yes, Please and Thank You: Philip Raby Creative Director, FilmBath
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Creating Liveable Cities on the cheap: Adam Reynolds, Chair of Cycle Bath/Transport Policy Advisor
How can farming help young people define new paths?: Jake Curtis, Director of Programmes and Operations, Jamie’s Farm
Will robots be our new best friends?: Dr. Rob Wortham, Teaching Fellow, University of Bath
Why are Storm involved?
As an independent local company, Storm is committed to inspiring innovation and creativity within the city of Bath. From championing new talent and fostering new businesses, to co-founding the biggest digital festival in the area and sponsoring local events, we want Bath to be recognised for its immense talents.
TEDx Bath is a fantastic opprotunity to engage the local community to discuss local issues and showcase innovative ideas that could help to overcome some of the challenges we are facing as a city.
How to get tickets for TEDx Bath
Tickets to attend TEDxBath 2018 at Bath Abbey are priced at £40, however, there are only 100 tickets available.
Tickets to attend the live stream at The Guildhall are free, but a ticket is still essential.
To purchase a ticket please register your interest via www.tedxbath.co.uk.
We hope to see you there!