At TEDxWoking, TED Talks live speakers and video combine to spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
First run in Woking in February 2015 and again in 2017, TEDxWoking attracted a large and positive audience to WWF-UK's Living Planet Centre for talks on the themes of ‘transformation' and 'innovation’. These can be found below:
TEDxWoking 2019 seeks to build upon the successes of previous events, which have seen each event sell out, and some talks amass online views of over 155,000.
The standard of speakers has continued to remain very high, and last year a rehearsal was introduced in order to better support the speakers and ensure consistency in quality.
The application process for speakers has also been standardised with set speaker criteria, and an audition process has been introduced this year to help drive improvement and maintain Woking’s reputation for delivering excellence.
The theme of TEDxWoking 2019 is Collaboration.
In the spirit of 'ideas worth spreading', TED launched TEDx in 2009.
TEDx is a programme of locally organised events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. The independently organised events, licensed by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), features local voices and TED Talks videos.
Our event is called TEDxWoking, where x = independently organized TED event.