Lunar21 is keen to support other innovative events in our city that take place throughout the year. Part of this network is TedXDerby, now in it’s third year, and organised by Pete and Helen at Ablewild. If you’re interested in finding out more Helen has contributed a blog post about this year’s event, and you can read our blog post by Christine Cawthorne who organised the 2014 and 2015 events.
“After supporting TEDxDerby for its first two years, we were delighted to be given the opportunity to organise TEDxDerby 2016. TEDxDerby is a unique event in Derby as it covers a huge range of subjects and disciplines, but all from the perspective of ideas and innovation. It is a great opportunity to showcase the city.”
Helen Clark, TEDxDerby organiser
TEDxDerby, a half-day conference about ‘ideas worth spreading’, is back for its third year on 21st May 2016. The venue this year is QUAD after previously being held at Friar Gate Studios (2014) and Derby Silk Mill Museum (2015). It is an independently run not-for-profit event and is operated under a license granted by the international TED (Technology, Entertainement, Design) organisation based in California.
The theme of TEDxDerby 2016 is Journeys, chosen to tie in with Derby’s city-wide cultural theme of 2016. The event will showcase creative and innovative ideas from speakers predominantly based in, or connected, to Derby. TEDxDerby is an event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience and the talks will span many subjects including technology, science, design, business, sustainability and lifestyle.
TEDxDerby attracts attendees from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in a wide range of subjects and are people who want to be challenged and inspired by innovative speakers and talks.