Open4Business September 2017

TEDxWandsworth returns

TEDxWandsworth is a one-day event where 16 invited speakers - representing a cross section of individuals, organisations, and businesses - will address the theme ‘Truth & Dare’. 

David Jubb, Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre
will be speaking at this year's TedxWandsworth.

The event, which takes place on Saturday 25 November at South Thames College, Wandsworth, will comprise of a range of performances from across Wandsworth, including Performing Arts students from South Thames College. Lunch is provided as well as an after-event drinks and networking for ticket holders.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a programme of locally organised events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with speakers, attendees, and local businesses, and interact with the latest in 3D Virtual Reality technology during breakout sessions. There will also be space to network, decompress and brainstorm ideas.

Speakers at the event include:

  • David Jubb – Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
  • Dallas Pounds – CEO, Royal Trinity Hospice
  • Yvonne Ellis – Founder & Director, Daughter Arise
  • Jo Youle – CEO, Missing People
  • Dr. Jason Leigh Forshaw – Research Fellow at Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey

Kay Chauhan, Organiser for TEDxWandsworth said:

“It’s our third year running TEDxWandsworth and we’re excited about the speakers who have come onboard. We are compelling them to look at the world around us; our communities, our workplaces, the media and democratic institutions, and even to outer space, and asked them to bring truth to power, dare to speak their truth, and invite and empower individuals and institutions with divergent views to think and debate.

“Our speakers come from a cross-section of industry from business, technology, ground-breaking research in science, space and criminal investigation, and great individual stories of triumph over adversity. It’s going to be an amazing day!”

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