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Inspirational young speakers for TEDxTruro 2017

TEDxTruro will feature two inspirational young speakers this year, including the teenager who brought period poverty to the attention of thousands of people. The event will take place at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus on 27 October, with the theme ‘Beyond Barriers’. Local schools were invited to put forward pupils to give a talk … Read more

Top Cornish performers added to TEDxTruro line-up

Two of Cornwall’s most popular performers will join the line up for TEDxTruro 2017. Award winning stand up comedian Colin Leggo and talented singer/songwriter Kezia will perform at the event on 27 October at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus. Kezia will perform a selection of her own songs, which have been inspired by growing … Read more

Who is this TED guy?

  ‘TED junkie’ and TEDxTruro 2016 event attendee Ewan McClymont tells us why he’s looking forward to this year’s event.   The inaugural TEDxTruro event last year was my first introduction to the world of TED and I must confess, it was since helped me find inspiration from a host of talented individuals. I’m therefore … Read more

Going Beyond Barriers

  Attending this years event, Eva Seymour tells us why this year’s theme spoke to her. I’m really looking forward to this year’s TEDxTruro event because its theme, “Beyond Barriers,” will doubtlessly tackle change, and change – even if it’s for the better – is always tricky. I feel like this upcoming TED event is already … Read more

Andrew Finley: Thinking differently

  Attending this years event, Andrew Finley shares his thoughts on the close links between TED and creative thinking. So, I was asked to consider why I enjoyed TEDxTruro so much that I immediately booked for this year when tickets became available. This got me thinking about thinking. It’s a delight and a curse, at … Read more

Top 10 TED Talk Tips

Sue Bradbury joined the TEDxTruro team last year to work with our group of speakers.  Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to help out with the first ever TEDxTruro event. Having taught public speaking for years, the prospect of working with those chosen to share their ideas was exciting. The reality, though, … Read more

Unveiling our first magnificent seven speakers

  The first speakers have been announced for the eagerly anticipated TEDxTruro 2017 event. They include published authors, an athlete, campaigners, distinguished scientists and ordinary people with a story to share. TEDxTruro will take place on Friday, 27 October at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus. The event’s theme is ‘Beyond Barriers’, and each of … Read more

Give a man a fish…

  Chris Williams, a TEDxTruro speaker from 2016 gives his views on fishing, the unfairness of the UK’s fishing quota and Brexit. ‘Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.’ Last year at TEDxTruro I shared three experiences which shaped my life and … Read more

The power of strength and resilience

  TEDxTruro sponsor John Harvey of the Samphire Club shares his thoughts on the first TEDxTruro and the talk that stood out for him. My stand out memory from TEDxTruro last year was Victoria Milligan’s talk. She spoke about the speedboat accident in Padstow which killed her husband and one of her daughters, and left … Read more

Tickets go on sale for TEDxTruro 2017

  Tickets for TEDxTruro 2017 go on sale today (Tuesday, 6 June). The eagerly anticipated second TEDxTruro event will take place on Friday, 27 October at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the theme for 2017 is ‘Beyond Barriers’. Tickets will be priced £50 each (plus … Read more

How can we beat discrimination?

  The theme of this year’s TEDxTruro is ‘Beyond Barriers’ and one of the issues we will cover is discrimination. Discrimination comes in all shapes and sizes, from the obvious ones of gender, age, race to the more discreet: what school you went to, your job title, your profession, the size of your waist or … Read more

TEDxTruro 2017 to focus on inclusion, connection and optimism

The eagerly anticipated second TEDxTruro event will take place on Friday, 27 October at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the theme for 2017 is ‘Beyond Barriers’. TEDxTruro 2017 will focus on inclusion, optimism and connection and its speakers will challenge the audience to think about … Read more

TEDxTruro looking for speakers to give the talk of their lives

  The organisers of TEDxTruro are looking for speakers to give the talk of their lives, at the next event in Autumn 2017. The first TEDxTruro took place in September 2016 and was a resounding success, with inspiring talks on topics from marine conservation, searching for life in space and grief to genetics. Inspired by … Read more

Inspiring Cornish TEDx talks on-line

Cornwall’s first TEDx talks are now live on YouTube, and TEDxTruro organisers are hoping that the inspiring talks and thought provoking ideas shared at the event will spread around the world. Cornwall’s first TEDx event took place on Friday, 9 September and was a resounding success, with inspiring talks on topics from marine conservation, searching … Read more

Cornwall’s first TEDx event brings inspiring speakers to Truro

Cornwall’s first TEDx event took place on Friday, 9 September and was a resounding success, with inspiring talks on topics from marine conservation, searching for life in space and grief to genetics. Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives, TEDxTruro took place … Read more


“Such a valuable day. Very well organised, great communication from the team before and during the event. Inspiring talks. Great refreshments throughout the day.”