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What to expect when you attend TEDxTruro

With less than two weeks to go, the countdown has officially begun for TEDxTruro 2017. This year’s event tackles the barriers that surround us in life, society, technology and beyond. If you’ve never attended a TEDx event before, here’s some top tips on what to expect on the day. Come as yourself Breaking down barriers … Read more

Live streaming for sold out TEDxTruro

With tickets for TEDxTruro now sold out, it has been confirmed that live streaming will ensure that the event is accessible to as many people as possible. Taking place on 27 October at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus, TEDxTruro’s theme is ‘Beyond Barriers’ and speakers are covering topics including robots, endurance, neurodiversity and inclusion. … Read more

Cornish robotics pioneer completes TEDxTruro line-up

The final speaker at TEDxTruro on 27 October will be Will Jackson of Engineered Arts, the Cornish company whose humanoid robots are in demand all over the world. Will’s talk, which will be delivered by RoboThespian, one of the robots he has created, is entitled ‘Robots, AI and why the butler didn’t do it’ and … Read more

Cultural Barriers to Agile Succes

  Lyssa-Fêe Crump, Catalyst of Disruptive Innovation at Headforwards, explains some of the cultural barriers to Agile success and why challenging these barriers is worth it. Agile is method of project management often used for software development. It divides tasks into short phases of work and plans are frequently adapted and revised. It’s intended to break … Read more

Creator of Cornwall’s award-winning Man Engine joins TEDxTruro line-up

  The man behind Cornwall’s Man Engine, which was recently awarded ‘the best UK arts project’ by the National Lottery, is set to talk about how he brought the giant moving puppet to life at TEDxTruro 2017. Will Coleman is among a group of four inspirational speakers added to TEDxTruro’s line up. The other speakers … Read more

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


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