Tuesday 12 April 2022
The countdown is well and truly on to the inaugural TEDx Warrington event. Saturday 23 April marks 60 days until the big night, which will take place at the Pyramid Parr Hall on Thursday 23 June.
TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. It covers almostall topics, from science to business to global issues, in more than 100 languages. TEDx Warrington will be no different, with applications received across 10 different category themes, ranging from environmental issues to diversity and inclusion.
Organiser Kirsty James said,
“TEDx is a chance to bring the renowned TED brand into our community and put Warrington on a global stage. TEDx Warrington brings an abundance of exciting, positive opportunities for our town, our speakers, volunteers, sponsors and attendees. The organising team are working hard to create a momentous andunforgettable event for our town with talks that could offer lasting local impact.”
Let’s take a closer look at those opportunities.
A speaker selection panel shortlisted 12 people from 119 applicants. Up to 10 will go forward to the final line- up. Names and topics will be released nearer the event. For these speakers, TEDx is their chance to share their big idea with the local community and eventually, theworld! Every talk will be recorded and TED-approved talks will be uploaded to the TEDx Youtube channel, which has 34.5m subscribers (as at 8 April 2022).
To date, more than 13,000 TEDx events have been held in 150 countries. For our volunteers it’s not just alabour of love, it’s a chance to be involved in, and learn about, a global phenomenon.
The organising team are currently reviewing applications from local organisations to sponsor the event, withup to 6 sponsor opportunities available. For sponsors it’s a chance to support a milestone community event and those stepping up to share their big ideas.
For those lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket, you’re guaranteed to be wowed by the speakers andtheir ideas. Attendees will leave the event with at least one gem of an idea worth sharing with your friends, family and colleagues. Due to TED licensing restrictions, just 100 tickets will be made available for the event. Selling arrangements will be released on the TEDx Warrington social media channels and website www.tedxwarrington.com
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, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED's podcast 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; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Español and Sincerely, X.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ted-conferences.