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 called TEDxLoughborough, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxLoughborough 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-organized.

Here is more information about the TED Program

TEDxLoughborough 2015 A Road Less Travelled

The quest for a multidiscplinary theme that can encompass a wide range of topics, be unique and tailored to the expectations of the dynamic community in Loughborough took multiple routes towards a final decision. Many questions have been asked along the way and this is the phrase that answered all of them. It represents the link between the remote past and the foreseeable future, within which we play an ultimate role: plant ideas in rich soil and make changes in people’s lives. And if they will aim high, the world will reap the benefits of their ambitious actions.

Sometimes, doing things in the same traditional way can be daunting for highly energetic individuals and limit the potential of specific ideas. At TEDxLoughborough, we therefore wish to explore innovation through alternative ways of thinking and acting about the present, and also become an active voice in the global TEDx movement.


TEDxLoughborough 2013

  1. Claud Williams: Why I Make Friends With Strangers
  2. Alexandros Pamnani: What I Learned from the London Riots
  3. Rachel Hills: Understanding the Sex Myth
  4. Cheryl Travers: The Machiavellian’s Guide to Empathy
  5. Chris Butler-Stroud: Rights for Whales & Dolphins, Necessity or Exaggeration
  6. Alistair Gibb: Health and Safety on an Olympic Scale

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