Kat McHale. Photo: Matt Round.

TEDxExeter 2019 talks launch online

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 2:18pm

Organisers of TEDxExeter, the South West's leading ideas festival, have announced that talks from its 2019 event have been launched for online viewing at www.tedxexeter.com

The eighth TEDxExeter Ideas Festival took place on Friday April 5th 2019 at the Northcott Theatre. The talks were livestreamed to audiences across the city, as well as by communities in all corners of the world including Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Somalia, the USA, Mexico and Venezuela.

Under the theme, 'Art of the Possible', a fantastic line-up of speakers explored a diverse range of subjects from disability, fancy dress and artificial intelligence, to street harassment, FGM and the impact of rudeness at work.

Claire Kennedy, Curator and Licensee said: "Over the last few weeks our team of volunteers has been working hard to get the talks ready to launch online. This involves a great deal of behind the scenes work, including transcribing the talks ready for translation into a wide range of languages and we are delighted that the talks have now been launched on our brand new website.

"The feedback we've had from our 2019 event has been phenomenal and we are delighted that the talks have already had an impact not just in Exeter but all over the world."

The following talks can now be viewed via TEDxExeter's new website at:www.tedxexeter.com.

Thore Graepel - The human pursuit of artificial intelligence

June O'Sullivan - How nurseries tackle the injustice of poverty

Steve Simpson - Changing the soundtrack of the ocean

Chris Turner - When rudeness in teams turns deadly

Lee Elliot Major - How can we level the playing field of life?

Jess Leigh - Street harassment: it's not ok

Naimah Hassan - Breaking the silence on FGM

Kate Salmon - Plastic pollution: What we saw when we rowed an ocean

Izzy Clarkson & Jess Pepperell - Generation citizen: how these teens inspired one million foodbank donations

SK Shlomo - How social media saved me from suicide

Kat McHale - Facing life and death, with cancer

Hannah Barham-Brown - Disability and work: Let's stop wasting talent

Lucy Clayton - All the rage - why dressing up helps us speak out

Ciara Eastell - How libraries change lives

Harry Baker & Chris Read - Songs of hope for the planet

Alex Kenmure - Getting fit by doing good

Exeter's ninth TEDx event will take place on Friday 17th April 2020, with tickets going on sale later this year. For more information, visit www.TEDxExeter.com