The only constant is change. It’s all around us. At home, at work. Online, offline. In our city streets, in our phones, in the way we view the world. It’s exciting, yet disconcerting.
This year, TEDxKingstonUponThames explores Out of Order and the many different interpretations of that phrase; change, disruption, sub-cultures, a broken situation, radical solutions, a different way of looking at things…
From technology and design to adventure, culture and the way we live and work now and in the future, our speakers will delve into some of the most challenging questions of modern life.
TEDx is a gobal programme of independently organised events based on the world-famous TED Talks model. Through a day-long event of live talks and performances, TEDxKingstonUponThames – entirely not-for-profit and run by volunteers – strives to bring our community together and spark meaningful discussions.
Our full line-up of around 15 speakers will be updated here when available.
Rebecca Lowe – Challenging the Middle Eastern Myth
Fed up of western stereotypes, Rebecca undertook a 10,000 km solo bike ride to discover the real Middle East.
David Harkin – Could a 4 Year Old Change the World?
What makes a world-changing idea? David wonders whether a 4 year old could provide the answer.
Jenny Andersson – Managers, Who Needs Them?
After researching hundreds of business types, Jenny discovered that the happiest were those without managers.
Janina Heron – Why Tone of Voice is the Key to a Better Life
We use our voice countless times every single day. But do we truly understand what it says about us?
Richard Higgins – How to Feed Nine Billion People
A lifelong farmer, Richard discovered long-lost research that could radically improve farming in developing nations.
Lorraine Chademunhu – Life With a “Man’s Voice”
Living life with a man's voice has forced Lorraine to tackle what it really means to be her.
Chris Daniels – Changing the Shape of the Skies
Airlander is the largest aircraft in the world - and it's British. Chris talks about its potential to revolutionise aviation.
Ali Hannon – Gender as a Performance
How do we perform gender? Ali explores this question though their lens as a queer comedy performer
Ivan Mazour – Our Expectations are Outgrowing Our Innovation
As consumers our demands on companies keep growing, and regulators can’t keep up. Ivan has a solution.
James Finlayson – Breaking News: Fake Facts in the Age of Churnalism
What’s more important, the truth – or a good story? James looks at how the media is skewing towards clickbait.
Dr. Robin Fawcett – Saving the NHS
Robin’s experience as a GP counters the traditional media narrative. She shares her ideas on how to save the NHS.
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General Ticket - £37
VIP Ticket - £57
As a VIP ticket holder, you will get one of the best seats in the house plus an invite to a ‘meet the speakers’ drinks reception held at Rose Theatre Kingston immediately following the event.
Registration - 10am – 11am
Part One - 11am - 1:00pm
Lunch - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Part Two - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Break - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Part Three - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
VIP ‘Meet the Speakers’ Drinks Reception – 7:00pm – 8:00pm (invite only)
The day is split up into three parts, with a lunch hour and an afternoon break. Your ticket is for the whole day and you are encouraged to attend all three sessions. The running order will only be available on the day.
*timings are subject to change
Food and Refreshments
TEDxKingstonUponThames are NOT providing any food or refreshments, however there will be things available to buy on the day. The lunch break is a full hour so you’ll have time to go get lunch in Kingston town centre.