Tackling Adversity

Embracing Change

Fresh ideas that reflect diversity, innovative spirit and strength of character

Thursday 16 November 2023

3300 Daresbury Park, Halton, Warrington, WA4 4HS

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Build Connection, Strengthen Communities / 23 June 2022

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Connecting with harmony | Emma Baylin | TEDxWarrington

How can music help us create connection? How can finding your voice help you find yourself? In this talk, Emma explores the impact of creative practices to help you reach your full potential and a harmony you never imagined possible.

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Poetry never abandons us | Kate Jenkinson | TEDxWarrington

If you knew there was evidence that spoken word poetry inspired connection, community and hope, would you find a way to embrace poetry too? If poetry could help your business breathe new life into its culture and inspire creativity, would you make it part of your leadership? In this insightful talk, Dr Kate Jenkinson, shares her rollercoaster relationship with poetry and how, despite becoming a scientist, she found her way back to becoming a Spoken Word Performer and Business Poet. Kate lives life without regret. In this talk, she shares how she faces challenges with positive words and invites you to find your own path back to poetry in honour of her Grandpa who inspired her love of poetry.

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Everything is connected, connection is everything | Ali Davenport | TEDxWarrington

Mind-blowing poetry of words exploring connection at an individual, community and planetary level. Ali calls us to stop fixing each other and plug in to the creative power of connection through her magical stories of how connecting (and re-connecting) sparks ideas, inspires change and helps people and communities to evolve.

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Why conservation education matters | Charlotte Smith | TEDxWarrington

What would it be like if our education system was centred around empowering young people as conservationists? Charlotte Smith asks us to consider the purpose of education and the role that schools could play in helping solve the climate and ecological crises.

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Finding freedom in using a wheelchair | Pete Donnelly | TEDxWarrington

From coffee shops to cargo ships crossing the Caspian Sea, Pete Donnelly shares his adventurous journey in using a wheelchair, and a message of freedom that he believes everyone should hear.

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There is nothing wrong in your life right now | Russell Treasure | TEDxWarrington

How would you feel if you could find some peace in your life, right now? Russell Treasure explains how, by using our mind’s ability to think about what it is thinking about, we can all find a little space and peace in our busy lives. He describes how learning a simple technique transformed his life and helped him leave behind his worries about the past and concerns about the future.

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Improvisation can change your life | John Cooper | TEDxWarrington

When did you last make stuff up and mess about? Would you trust yourself in a work meeting without a pre-planned agenda? Improvisation skills aren’t just for comedians, musicians and theatre folk. Comedian and illustrator, John Cooper, shares how they can help us navigate our lives using better conversations.

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Inclusion is selfish | Rachel Morgan-Trimmer | TEDxWarrington

Accepting and including autistic people is something that everyone and every workplace can do. Rachel explains what life is like when you’re autistic. She shares what inclusion is and what it is not, and encourages us to be a little bit selfish when it comes to inclusivity. Getting it wrong is how we get it right.

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Connecting with authentic success | Kate Trafford | TEDxWarrington

As you drive for results at work and in life, are you enjoying or merely enduring the journey? If you are endlessly waiting for your hard work and achievements to bring you professional and personal happiness, it’s time to question the ‘route map’ to success you’ve been following. In this engaging and thought-provoking talk, Master Coach Kate Trafford shares a more sustainable and enjoyable route map to success, one that allows you to ‘get there’ and love here.

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From frustration to fascination: Embracing cognitive diversity | Kerry Lockyer | TEDxWarrington

Why is it that we seem to naturally connect with some people and not others? What could happen if we understood why that might be and were able to re-frame the frustration we sometimes feel, and replace it with fascination instead? In this enlightening and thought-provoking talk, learning and development expert Kerry Lockyer explores these questions and offers three considerations that could positively change the way you approach relationships forever.

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Building an alternate future through grief | Ben Dunne | TEDxWarrington

Losing a child is the worst of all fears for any parent. When it happens, making sense of tragedy and a world changed forever, can be overwhelming. The pain of grief never leaves you, but neither does parental love, and with it the passion, drive and desire to make the world a better place.

Connecting with harmony | Emma Baylin | TEDxWarrington

Poetry never abandons us | Kate Jenkinson | TEDxWarrington

Everything is connected, connection is everything | Ali Davenport | TEDxWarrington

Why conservation education matters | Charlotte Smith | TEDxWarrington

Finding freedom in using a wheelchair | Pete Donnelly | TEDxWarrington

There is nothing wrong in your life right now | Russell Treasure | TEDxWarrington

Improvisation can change your life | John Cooper | TEDxWarrington

Inclusion is selfish | Rachel Morgan-Trimmer | TEDxWarrington

Connecting with authentic success | Kate Trafford | TEDxWarrington

From frustration to fascination: Embracing cognitive diversity | Kerry Lockyer | TEDxWarrington

Building an alternate future through grief | Ben Dunne | TEDxWarrington

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Frequently Asked Questions

A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community. The event is fully planned and coordinated by an independent team of volunteers.

The theme of TEDxWarrington 2023 is ‘Tackling Adversity, Embracing Change’. Speakers will be carefully selected to showcase Warrington’s diverse, innovative minds and strength of spirit.

TEDxWarrington is led by local businesswoman and entrepreneur, Kirsty James. Kirsty has brought together a stellar team of Warrington business owners to support her in the delivery of the event. You can get in touch with Kirsty and the team at organisingteam@tedxwarrington.co.uk.

Speaker applications closed on Tuesday 6 June 2023. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 30 June 2023.

The speaker programme is a package of training support offered to all shortlisted applicants.

View key dates and milestones in the speaker programme.

Yes. If you’d like to support the event, either through lending your time, expertise or sponsoring part of the event, please email your details to organisingteam@tedxwarrington.co.uk. Ideally, event sponsors will be based in or near Warrington, Cheshire. 

Thursday 16 November, 6-9pm

3300 Daresbury Park, Halton, Warrington, WA4 4HS

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