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 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 Theatre. The theme of the day is ‘Time and Tide’, with inspiring talks from speakers who have spent their lives creating change: some through researching and educating; others by facing and rising above adversity.
The not for profit event is already being supported by a number of local firms offering financial and in-kind support, however £2,000 is still required to ensure that the event breaks even.
Mandy Reynolds, TEDxTruro Curator and Licensee, comments: “We are so grateful for the support of the local businesses that have already come on board as our sponsors. However, we need £2,000 to cover the cost of putting on the event and are hoping that some other local businesses will give us their financial backing. The money will also enable us to live stream the event so more people can hear our amazing talks.
“TEDxTruro is going to be an inspirational event and will offer a great opportunity for local businesses to be involved in something really special for Truro and Cornwall.”