6 December 2019
WWF-UK's Living Planet Centre was the venue for the fourth successful TEDxWoking this morning (Friday 6 December), where the full Auditorium was entertained by an inspirating programme of local speakers on the subject of Collaboration.
TEDx are locally-organised events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TEDxWoking is organised by a steering group led by Woking Borough Council, and sponsored by ramsac. Ramsac MD - Rob May - gave his own TEDxWoking talk in 2017, which has gained over 170,000 official views to date.
This year, the programme featured seven live speakers and a selection of videos, which were combined to spark deep discussion and connection. Guests are strictly limited to 100, who heard from these speakers on the following topics:
- Janine Esbrand - The key ingredient to your career success.
- Charlie Robinson - Why you thought school was a waste of time.
- Susan Yeates - Create your mandala universe - collaborate for a beautiful life.
- Chris Bramley - Are we human enough to collaborate?
- Geraldine Joaquim - Why you may inevitably turn into your parents.
- Marc Caulfield - Collaboration... leave your ego at the door.
- Sam Farrow - Collaboration kills creativity.
All talks are recorded and will be available on the TEDx YouTube channel early in the New Year.
The theme for TEDxWoking 2020 will be announced in March, when applications will open for speakers. So if you think you have an 'idea worth spreading', register with Woking Works to be the first to hear when the selection process will begin.