TEDxBristol 2017

Dare To Disrupt

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TEDxBristol 2017: Dare to Disrupt is all about the people doing things differently in order to make a BIG difference.

In a world of constant change, uncertainty and challenge – these are the Positive Disruptors: challenging the status quo, reimagining what is possible, redefining the future. Bold, brave and unflinching in their mission to turn received ‘wisdom’ on it’s head and transform pipe dreams into reality. Be prepared to rip up the rule book and start again. Open your mind, hold onto your seat and enjoy the ride. We’re going to #DareToDisrupt!

You can choose a two-day ticket, or attend for one day of your choice. As well as watching the TEDx talks being recorded live, you’ll get access to bespoke workshops, entertainment, spaces for quiet reflection, and places to meet people and share your ideas and passion projects. This is your ticket to two days of ‘Bristol’s best’: amazing stories, inspirational speakers and a chance to meet and connect with friendly & dynamic people.

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TEDxBristol 2017

Dare To Disrupt

Thu 2 Nov: Disruptive Bodies, Disruptive Minds

This is getting personal. TEDxBristol’s first day is all about the power of individuals, and the infectious positivity their actions and agency can create. From physical bodies that don’t look or work the way they are ‘supposed to’ to new or controversial ways of thinking, dreaming and challenging – be prepared for a journey of self-discovery, personality and purpose.

Speakers include:

Nura Aabe – No More Us And Them – Disrupting Attitudes to Autism

Martyn Ashton – Free-Wheeling – Why You Don’t Need Legs to Ride a Bike

Mena Fombo – No. You Cannot Touch My Hair!

Joshua Luke-Smith – Why Dealing with the Heart of the Matter Begins with Healing Matters of the Heart

William Mager – How Losing A Sense Helped Me Find My Voice

Fri 3 Nov: Disruptive Innovation, Disruptive Planet

Our story goes global on Friday. This is about the power of the collective – the spirit of collaboration and the mastery of mass-organisation. Our speakers will argue that some of the world’s biggest and most urgent challenges can only be tackled by collective action. While global politics seems to focus on the loud personalities of a few – these talks expose the not-so-quiet achievements of communities and collaborative projects. From technical innovation to grass-roots movements – we’re disrupting at scale.

Speakers include:

Anna Starkey Why We Need a Culture of Curiosity

Clive Colledge Why Baby Boomers, Millennials & GenerationX Don’t Exist

Kalpna Woolf The Peaceful Agitator: Can Food Connect Us?

Kelsey Hoppe Where is Safe? An expert’s guide to terror and travel.

Natalie Fee  When Nature Calls: Why I Stopped Flushing the Ocean’s Future Down the Pan

For more information about all speakers, please visit tedxbristol.com/speakers

Who is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks, which have been watched over a billion times across the globe. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world – and this is Bristol’s TEDx event.

Now in it’s 5th year, TEDxBristol has grown to become one of the biggest TEDx events in Europe. TEDxBristol returns to Colston Hall in 2017 for a two day event, having been granted a special licence from TED.com. Delegates from across the country attend TEDxBristol to source new ideas, make connections and experience the infectious optimism of our speakers and workshops.

In 2015 TEDxBristol played to a sell-out audience at Colston Hall, trended 7th in the UK on Twitter and reached 2.7 million people online. Join us to be part of the conversation, to spread ideas worth spreading, and make your contribution to the biggest ideas bank in the world!

Please note

The event will start at 10am and end at 5pm on both days – TEDxBristol will send full details nearer to the date.

The event will be filmed, streamed and photographed.

Ticket offers

TEDxBristol earlybird tickets are now sold out.

A selection of the best talks from 2015

My Two Mums (The Myths of Gay Adoption)
Lynne Elvins

Modern Men: Life Doesn’t Have To Be Short
Daniel Edmund

Dinner in the Clink
Al Crisci MBE

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