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 an admin fee of £3.69) and can be purchased through Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxtruro-2017-beyond-barriers-tickets-34408251005.
TEDxTruro 2017 will focus on inclusion, optimism and connection and its speakers will challenge the audience to think about difference and what connects us, examining ways we can transcend our restrictions and go beyond barriers.
Curator and co-licensee Mandy Reynolds has recently represented TEDxTruro at TEDFest 2017 in New York. She said: “Being at a global TED event in New York really brought home the role that the TED and TEDx communities can play in changing things for the better. One of my favourite quotes is by Ghandi who said, ‘be the change you want to see in the world’. Our hope with TEDxTruro is that we will give our audience lots of inspiration to make positive changes that will benefit their own lives, and our community as a whole.”
TED began in the USA in 1984 and is devoted to ideas worth spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. Today TED covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TED has become a viral video phenomenon and global community, with millions of people around the world watching and sharing TED talks online. TEDx events are inspired by TED, but are independent and self-organised.
TEDxTruro is in its second year. The first event took place in September 2016, with the theme ‘Time and Tide’. The talks have attracted thousands of views online. Victoria Milligan’s talk about her experience surviving the speedboat accident in Padstow which took the lives of her husband and daughter, has been viewed over 27,000 times.