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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

Sea shanty choir added to TEDxTruro line-up

  Popular sea shanty choir the Aggie Boys will close Cornwall’s first TEDx event in Truro next month. Taking place on 9 September in Truro’s Burrell Theater, TEDxTruro has the theme “Time and Tide”. Inspiring speakers will talk about topics ranging from marine conservation to searching for life in space. Mandy Reynolds, TEDxTruro Curator and … Read more

Final speaker for Cornwall’s first TEDx event revealed

With less than a month to go until Cornwall’s first TEDx event, the final speaker has been revealed. Sam Amps, a freediving instructor and former UK team freediver completes the line-up for TEDxTruro, which will take place on 9 September in Truro’s Burrell Theatre. In a talk entitled “Under pressure and under control” Falmouth-based Sam … Read more

Excitement builds for Cornwall’s first TEDx event

With Cornwall’s first TEDx event just over a month away, the event’s sponsors have been sharing the talk that they are most looking forward to seeing. Marine conservation, searching for life in space, grief and genetics are just some of the topics that will be covered at TEDxTruro. Inspired by the TED conference, where some … Read more

More sponsors sought for Cornwall’s first TEDx event

The organisers of Cornwall’s first TEDx event are looking for the support of local businesses to ensure that the event reaches its fundraising target and it can be live streamed to a wider audience. Marine conservation, searching for life in space, grief and genetics are just some of the topics that will be covered at … Read more

Line up announced for Cornwall’s first TEDx event

Marine conservation, searching for life in space, grief and genetics are just some of the topics that will be covered at Cornwall’s first TEDx event. Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives, TEDxTruro will take place on 9 September at Truro’s Burrell … Read more

Local companies pledge support to Cornwall’s first TEDx event

A host of local businesses have given their backing to Cornwall’s first TEDx event. Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives, TEDxTruro will take place this September at Truro’s Burrell Theatre. Organised by a team of volunteers, TEDxTruro can only take place … Read more

Global phenomenon TEDx comes to Cornwall for first time

Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives, Cornwall will play host to its first TEDx event this September. Taking place on Friday, 9 September 2016 at Truro’s Burrell Theatre, the inaugural TEDxTruro event has the theme ‘Time and Tide’ and will see … Read more


“It was a fantastic event and very insightful. Loved it. Very rare to have an event of this quality in Cornwall. Extremely well organised, with great talks!”