Friday 8 January 2016
TEDxQMUL is an independently organised TED event here at Queen Mary, a unique annual conference where people can listen to speakers who have ideas and stories that invoke change. Their mission is to share ideas worth spreading, ultimately ideas that will change attitudes, lives, and the world.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. It is a non-profit organisation which began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, hence TED. Today it is a well-known and very well-publicised source for ideas and information, which are usually distributed in the form of short, powerful talks. The talks cover almost all topics, from science to business to global issues. TEDx are an independently run series of events which help share interesting and important ideas in communities around the world.
The TEDxQMUL 2015 event in June was a great success. The theme, ‘Community’, drew a lot of attention, as well as distinguished and passionate speakers from across QMUL. For more information, videos and photos from the 2015 event please visit the Centre for Academic and Professional Development’s website.
This year, TEDxQMUL is going all out. The organisers are planning to make the March 2016 event bigger and better, and to do this they need your support. The theme for 2016 is ‘Force’. Applications for speakers and volunteers are open to all QMUL students, staff and alumni. It is a great opportunity to showcase skills, research, and experiences from across QMUL.
For further details on applications and the event itself please see the links below: