2020 is postponed until 2021

On April 17th almost a thousand of us were due to gather on the University campus for TEDxExeter 2020, exploring the futures we want to create. Many more of you were planning to watch the day live in the city, in workplaces, schools, hospitals and more. We are sorry to miss you! Since deciding to postpone the event the pandemic has spread across the globe with swift, devastating, ongoing consequences. If this virus reminds us of anything, it’s that we are all so deeply interconnected – in both beautiful ways and terrifying ones.

For details about refunds on tickets see FAQs below

Virtual TEDCircles@

7pm, 19 May 2020

As we’re unable to gather in person we’re excited to announce a new initiative, TEDCircles@TEDxExeter, hosted online by the TEDxExeter team.

TEDCircles is a TED programme where people gather in small groups to watch a TED talk and share ideas, questions, takeaways and possible actions. From our experience piloting TEDCircles last Autumn, everyone who came really enjoyed the events, connecting with each other and being part of a conversation many others were also having in their communities, globally.

Our first virtual event will be held 7.30-9pm on Tuesday 19 May, and we’ll continue to meet monthly. We’d love you to join us for what promises to be an inspiring, engaging evening.

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TEDxExeter 2020 FAQS

What happens if I’ve booked tickets?

If you’ve bought tickets for this year’s event, we would love to see you next year. Your tickets will be valid for our 2021 event (at 2020 prices!), so you don’t need to do anything.


If you do not wish to carry your ticket over for use at our 2021 event, you will be refunded. Please go to your Eventbrite account, select your purchased ticket and request a refund.  This will be automatically directed to Rosie at TEDxExeter, who will approve the request and a refund will be issued directly from Eventbrite, to the card account it was originally purchased from.

When will the rearranged event take place?

Date will be confirmed for 2021

When will I know more?

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Other news

PPE for local health and social care workers

Some of the TEDxExeter team are supporting local health and care teams through this difficult time by co-designing, making and distributing vital PPE. You can find out more about volunteering and supporting the project here.

COVID-19 tracking app

Dr Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, was due to speak at TEDxExeter 2020. He and a team of research scientists have developed a COVID-19 tracking app to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads. You can find out more about the app and how take part in this research here.

Sharing accurate information

Exeter City Council runs the Exeter Coronavirus Updates Facebook group where you can find and share details of community initiatives.

Journalist Matt D’Ancona was due to be speaking at TEDxExeter 2020. Matt is part of Tortoise Media whose mission is to bring us the news behind the headlines. You can sign up to their free daily mailing, The Sensemaker, here.

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Ideas worth spreading

TEDxExeter is Exeter’s Festival of Ideas, a local festival with global reach. Our talks are filmed, released freely on the TEDxYouTube channel and translated into up to 34 languages. They have been viewed over 24 million times by a truly global audience. TEDxExeter has been ranked the 4th TEDx in the world for talks with 1m+ views on TED.com.

TEDxExeter is organised by volunteers from the community, for the community. People who believe ideas can change the world. We organise one main, annual conference and additional, smaller events throughout the year.

We provide a unique platform in Exeter which brings together influential thinkers, policy makers and a diverse audience from across the city and beyond. We work hard to create stimulating and thought-provoking events – but our ultimate aim and greatest hope is that through them we can galvanise positive action

Find out more about TEDxExeter

“TEDxExeter offers us the chance to lift our gaze above the day to day, to step back, to reflect, to be challenged, and to go out at the end of the day inspired to make a positive difference” Claire Kennedy, licensee and curator of TEDxExeter

“One of Exeter’s best exports” Karime Hassan, Chief Executive and Growth Director of Exeter City Council

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.)

“TEDxExeter provides a launchpad for new ideas, supporting speakers from all walks of life to share their worlds, experiences and dreams. ” Steve Simpson – TEDxExeter 2019 Speaker

“TEDx is stimulation and inspiration, different ways of looking at the world, it shows the world through other peoples’ eyes.” Chris Turner -TEDxExeter 2019 Speaker