FutureEverything Launch Event: TEDxManchester

The Conference Launch for the FutureEverything 2010 festival and Social Technologies Summit is TEDxManchester

FutureEverything is collaborating with BBC and Codeworks, to deliver an inspiring session of speakers and TEDTalks videos packed full of "ideas worth spreading". TEDxManchester will feature TEDTalks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 

TEDx Manchester

BBC Broadcasting House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M60 1SJ
02 October 2009 12.30pm - 6.30pm, Registration from 12.30pm
admission Free - SOLD OUT.

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Dr Paul Coulton, Forum Nokia Innovation Network: Mobile Experiences Group

Dr. Mariann Hardey, Social Scientist 

Rosie Allimonos, Multiplatform Commissioning Executive at BBC Drama/ Entertainment 

Marc Goodchild, Head of Interactive and On Demand at BBC Childrens 

Phil Griffin, Architectural Commentator 

Matthew Postgate, Head of Research & Development at BBC Future Media & Technology 

Sarah Hartley, Digital Editor, The Guardian 

Ben Light, Professor of Digital Media, University of Salford  

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is call TEDxManchester, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxManchester event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised.

About TED

TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design -- three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it "the ultimate brain spa" and "a four-day journey into the future." The diverse audience -- CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists -- is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.

TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson's Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED Prize. TED2010, "What the world Needs Now," will be held Feb 9-13, 2010, in Long Beach, California, with a simulcast event in Palm Springs, California. TEDGlobal 2009, "The Substance of Things Not Seen," will be held July 21-24, 2009, in Oxford, UK and TEDIndia will be held in November 2009.


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