TED Talks in Clerkenwell

We have all heard of TED Talks and this November a talk is coming to EC1.

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. Find more information at: www.ted.com

TEDxClerkenwell wants to create a place in the community that inspires people to change their lives, futures and, ultimately, the world.

The topic this year is called Blurred Boundaries, about a world where nothing is black or white but a rich variety of greys. In a global community, where are the limits that outline what makes us unique? What happens when one idea spurs another and then this one brings on another, so that there is no real authorship or ownership? We want to talk about feeding ideas and how inspiration can move from one artist to another, from one discipline to another or from one lifestyle to another, creating a chain of sorts, making everyone and everything interconnected in a woven world of great ideas.

Morgaine Gaye – Food Futurologist
Lucas Che Tizard – Founder of Red Deer.
Jon Yates – External Affairs and Operations (Non-NCS) Director at The Challenge Network.
Alexa Pollman – Body-centric designer. Founder of Peut-Porter.
Carmen Hijosa – Entrepreneur, designer and researcher. Founder of Ananas Anam.
Louisa Bremner – Lead Real-Time Artist at AVR London

Find out more at: www.tedxclerkenwell.com