About TEDx

x = independently organized event

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED Conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organised TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators Program, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam GrantFar Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.

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About TEDx Warrington

The Warrington license was originally applied for in 2019 by Warrington business owner and resident, Kirsty James, who saw the potential to bring the global TED brand to the Warrington community. The news received thousands of messages and social interactions. After event postponements in both 2020 and 2021, the inaugural event took place in June 2022 and was hailed by the local media as one of the best events the town had ever seen. 

The second TEDxWarrington took place on 16 November 2023 on the theme of Tackling Adversity, Embracing Change.

About the TEDxWarrington Team

As TEDx events operate non-commercially, the organising team offers their time voluntarily, as do many of the external support team. The team is headed by licensee and organiser Kirsty James, closely supported by two core team members with roles in marketing and operations. A wider support team of further contacts and local businesses provides services that include web development, graphic design, social media, PR, speaker support and training, videography and photography.

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