“The diversity of speakers and wide range of subjects at TEDxExeter were wonderfully unified by a shared determination, inspiration and strong message of hope.” Steve Simpson, TEDxExeter 2019 Speaker
Tickets for the event sold out in minutes but public screenings were held at venues across Devon, many companies held their own viewing events, and thousands more watched online from countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Somalia, US, Mexico and Venezuela.
Claire Kennedy, curator and licensee of TEDxExeter, summarised the day:
“Our theme this year was ‘The Art of the Possible’. When many communities are feeling more and more divided, the day offered an opportunity to pause and consider the future we want to create and how we might get there.
Since we launched in 2012, TEDxExeter talks have been viewed over 21.5 million times. These are ideas from Exeter impacting the world. None of this would be possible without our inspiring speakers and performers, our dedicated team of volunteers, the huge generosity of our partners and the positive energy of our whole TEDxExeter community.”
Click on the speaker images to find out more. Talks will be live soon.
Getting fit by doing good
When rudeness in teams turns deadly
How libraries change lives
Disability and work: Let’s stop wasting talent
Harry Baker & Chris Read
Songs of hope for the planet
Izzy Clarkson and Jess Pepperell
Generation citizen: teens inspire a million foodbank gifts
Street harassment – it’s not ok
How nurseries tackle the injustice of poverty
Facing life and death, with cancer
Plastic pollution: What we saw when we rowed an ocean
Lee Elliot Major
How can we level the playing field of life?
All the rage – why dressing up helps us speak out
Breaking the silence on FGM
How social media saved me from suicide
Changing the soundtrack of the ocean
The human pursuit of artificial intelligence