TEDx conference at Houses of Parliament for second year
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This June, TEDxHousesofParliament returns for a second year of talks on democracy and representation from some truly world-leading speakers. Members of the House of Lords, research scientists, academics, journalists and more will all take their own stance on the subject matter, delivering 18 minute talks designed around the philosophy of TED, three areas that shape our future – Technology, Entertainment and Design. Tom O’Leary, TEDx Licensee and Curator, promised “surprising and unusual talks” from a “tremendous set of speakers”. Speakers lined up for the event include Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation; Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College at Cambridge; Lord Putnam, Labour Peer and Oscar-winning director; Baronness Kidron, film director and cross-bench member of the House of Lords; Lemm Sissay, renowned poet and broadcaster; Colin Salmon, actor of Doctor Who and James Bond fame; and many more, set to speak over the course of the day from around 11.30am to 7pm. TED organise non-profit events, hosting world-famous speakers to celebrate “ideas worth spreading”. TEDx follows the format of TED events, but are local, self-organised events, designed to offer a TED-like experience in a smaller group, fostering discussion of the ideas being shared. TEDxHousesofParliament ran for the first time last year, featuring a range of politicians, musicians and broadcasters giving talks on different aspects of democracy. Tickets are now available for the event, including massively discounted student tickets. TEDxHousesofParliament takes place on 14 June at the QEII conference centre and the Houses of Parliament. Book your tickets here.
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