All our 2019 talks are now live

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 23 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

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“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

the art of the possible

2019

Our speakers are engaged in some of the most difficult challenges we face, from the potential of AI to solve global challenges to human rights and ocean optimism. They asked big questions about the future of our societies and the planet. They shone new light on the extraordinary capacity of individuals to survive and thrive.They are shaping a vision of what can be – a vision of real hope. All under the theme, the Art of the Possible.

Tickets sold out in minutes but public screenings were held at venues across Devon, companies held viewing events, and thousands more watched online from countries around the world, including Australia, India, Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Somalia, US, & Mexico.

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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