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Monday 02 March 2020
by Jackie Emson

The TEDx phenomenon rolls into Warrington – A final call for speakers!

The TEDx phenomenon is coming to Warrington Pyramid Parr Hall, 6-9pm, Thursday 25 June 2020, and its organisers have already had a great response, with amazing concepts and ideas being shared through the video applications.  

But they want to make sure ALL of Warrington’s communities know that they can participate too and want YOUR help with the FINAL CALL to reach out to the inspirational people you know, who have ‘ideas worth spreading’. 

Can you help?  

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.    

The team, led by Kirsty James 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.      

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.     

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       

Closing date for applications is 10pm 8 March 2020.      

Information about attendee tickets and opportunities to support the event with time, expertise and sponsorship are also detailed on the website.