Talks and schedule

Session one

  • Opening remarks - Penny Egan, Executive Director, US-UK Fulbright Commission & Susan Stewart, Director of the Open University in Scotland
  • TEDx official opening video
  • 'Who you should hire, fire & promote' - Stephen Frost, CEO and Founder, Frost Included
  • 'Serendipity: creativity through happy accidents' - Sarah Rose Graber, Performer, Director, Teaching Artist
  • 'Stroke: the loss and recovery of familiarity' - Mark Ware, CEO and Founder of The Wavelength Project
  • 'I am sorry Dave, I can’t do that: reasons to hope A.I. won’t kill us all' - Mark Hickey, Applications Development Technical Lead Analyst (VP), Citi

Session two

  • 'How rap saves lives' (video) - Raegan Sealey, Singer, Rapper and Poet
  • 'Dignity at the end of life: caring for our caregivers' - Christian Goodwin, Master of Public Health (MPH) Postgraduate, University of Liverpool 
  • 'The dam dilemma: how to balance hydropower, rivers, and people' - Jessie Moravek, MSc Conservation and Biodiversity Postgraduate, Lancaster University

Session three

  • 'Schools without classrooms: the potential of online education and how to fulfil it' - George Greenbury, Head of Religious Studies, Epsom College
  • 'How to turn competitors into collaborators ' - Erica Ollmann Saphire, Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at The Scripps Research Institute
  • 'Bright streams of consciousness: poetry as a path to change' by Karen McCarthy Woolf, Poet and Editor