The Warrington license was applied for and granted 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. Kirsty selected and built her team in Autumn 2019 and in January 2020 announced the inaugural event for June 2020. The Covid pandemic halted event plans for both 2020 and 2021 but the inaugural event is now confirmed for Thursday 23 June 2022.
About the TEDx inaugural event, 6-9pm, Thursday 23 June 2022
The event will run at the Pyramid Parr Hall, Warrington and will involve up to 10 speakers. Our event theme is ‘Build Connection, Strengthen Communities’, chosen to complement Warrington’s independent thinking yet collaborative spirit. Subsequent to the events of 2020-2021, and in the spirit of the TEDx concept, the organising team decided to widen the talk categories to encourage speakers with talks on ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ and ‘Embracing Change’. TEDxWarrington brings an abundance of exciting, positive opportunities for our town and the organising team are working hard to create a momentous and unforgettable event with talks that could offer lasting local impact. TEDxWarrington has a different approach to other TEDx events; it doesn’t recruit speakers but instead invites video applications which are impartially reviewed by a selection panel. We also offer speakers a speaker support programme to ensure the best outcomes for the event and all those supporting.
Further details can be viewed on our website, and particular our news page at https://www.tedxwarrington.com/news
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. Nor are speakers paid for their involvement. The core team is headed by licensee and organiser Kirsty James and includes a small group that oversee marketing, operations, communications, finances and further key roles. A support team of further external contacts and businesses provides further services including web, design and photography services. Our current team member profiles can be viewed at https://www.tedxwarrington.com/team/