TED Talks come to Cheltenham!

Tuesday 1 March 2022, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
On Friday 13 May 2022

TEDxCheltenham is coming to Gloucestershire, with an exciting new event to elevate inspiring and innovative local voices. TEDxCheltenham is an independently organised event, bringing together luminaries, thought leaders, and unique perspectives from Cheltenham and its surrounding areas.

TED and TEDx talks are renowned globally for bringing cutting edge ideas, innovation, and new perspectives in the areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Previous talks include Bill Gates on ‘The next outbreak?’, Sir Ken Robinson on ‘Do schools kill creativity?’, and Susan Cain on ‘The power of introverts’.

TEDxCheltenham takes place on Friday 13 May 2022 at the Parabola Arts Centre in Cheltenham, with a world-class line-up of local voices including:

● Eve Jardine Young, Principal of The Cheltenham Ladies’ College
● Dr Jane Monckton-Smith, Professor of Public Protection at the University of Gloucestershire
● Dr Simon Fryer, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Gloucestershire
● Ben Goodare, Head of Sustainability at Renishaw
● James Hygate, Founder and CEO of Green Fuels

And additional exciting speakers to be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 2 March and are limited, so we encourage you to get yours early via the
www.TEDxCheltenham.com website!
Melania Edwards – Founder of TEDxCheltenham – says;
“I’ve always been a big fan of TED talks. The insight, inspiration, and ideas you can learn from the wide array of talks is incredible. Cheltenham and its surrounding areas host a wealth of inspirational individuals and stories, and the mission of TEDxCheltenham is to elevate these local voices.”
Kristine Scott – Head of Cheltenham Office at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, a Headline Partner for TEDxCheltenham – says; “We’re delighted to be supporting TEDxCheltenham to bring a range of inspiring speakers and innovative thinking to the town. TED talks offer new perspectives and approaches and, as a massive fan of TED, I hope this will be the first of many such events which will share insights and address topical issues.”

TEDxCheltenham expresses gratitude to its wonderful partners:
● Harrison Clark Rickerbys
● Squashed Robot
● Unit One Films
● Highliner Technology

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Picture: left to right: Kristine Scott, Head of Cheltenham Office,Harrison Clark Rickerbys; Melania Edwards, Founder of TEDxCheltenham,

Notes To Editors
For more information please visit our website www.TEDxCheltenham.com.
TEDxCheltenham Founder: Melania Edwards (melania@TEDxCheltenham.com)
TEDxCheltenham Website: www.tedxcheltenham.com
TED Website: https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/47792

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organised TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED now shares ideas from a broad spectrum of disciplines — science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, which is a program of local, self‐organised events that bring people together to share a TED‐like experience. TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licences thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organised TED-style events around the world; the
TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.

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About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCheltenham, where x = independently organised TED event.
At our TEDxCheltenham event, TED Talks 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.

(L: Kristine Scott, Partner and Head of Cheltenham Office at Harrison Clark Rickerbys. R: Melania Edwards, Founder of TEDxCheltenham. Photo Credits: HCR / TEDxCheltenham. Location: Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Cheltenham).


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