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The TEDx phenomenon seeks talented minds in the region 


THE TEDx phenomenon is coming to Warrington Pyramid Parr Hall and its organisers are seeking inspirational people with ‘ideas worth spreading’.

Founded in 1984, the TED movement has grown into a global phenomenon that seeks to uncover innovative new ideas and the latest research through inspirational and thought-provoking talks on all manner of topics relating to technology, entertainment and design – hence TED – and also science, philosophy, music, religion, philanthropy, along with many others.

TEDx events take place around the world and the TED organisation has granted Warrington community champion and business networker Kirsty James a licence to hold an independently organised public TEDx event in her hometown on June 25, 6-9pm.

Kirsty said: “Just being awarded a licence was a coup. It’s a tough process due to the prestige of the internationally recognised events, but it has been a dream of mine for several years to bring a TEDx event to Warrington and to profile the amazing talent and ideas I know exist in the region. I’m thrilled to have had my application approved”.

“I’m not on my own for the delivery though and have brought together a team of committed Warrington people to work with me, all of whom are equally as passionate about this amazing event concept”.

Each speaker will be filmed, and with people watching worldwide, the exposure for the speaker to share their idea is potentially huge. All talks are stored and kept open for view on the TED website forever.

The team has selected the theme ‘Build connection, Strengthen communities’ to complement Warrington’s independent thinking yet collaborative spirit, and speakers will be chosen based loosely on having a fresh and innovative idea that could have a positive impact on communities, particularly in the local area.

Applications to be one of up to only ten speakers on the night, delivering a talk of 3-12 minutes in length, are now welcomed.

To enter, speakers must submit a 3–5 minute video describing their ‘idea worth spreading’ and the impact it could have.

Full details, including selection criteria, the commitment involved and how to submit an entry can be found on the TEDx Warrington website www.tedxwarrington.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 10pm March 8 2020.



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