TEDxBanbury – To Be Filmed Live – 29 February 2020

A Day of Different Ideas from Banbury Worth Spreading…
…Locally & Globally!

How many of us have watched the infamous TED Talks on TED.com or TEDx Talks on YouTube? One of the most watched is by Sir Ken Robinson, whose talk titled ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity’ has reached over 63 million views! In July of this year, the viewing figures for this talk alone was 59 million, by November, four (4) more million views were secured! Sir Ken Robinson’s message from almost a decade ago is still relevant today.

TED, an acronym for Technology, Entertainment & Design, was founded by Richard Wurman, and Harry Marks in 1984. Their objective was to bring fresh ideas from the three different disciplines, and share them freely. TED now hosts an annual conference in Vancouver and has spearheaded many initiatives, including TEDx events. ‘X’ stands for independently voluntary organised local events under licence from TED.

TEDxBanbury, filmed live, will be the first of its kind taking place on 29 February 2020 at St Mary’s Church, Horsefair, Banbury. This non profit sponsored event takes place across 6-7 hours, with a programme of local speakers drawn from different specialisms, and complemented with performing Arts.

Following the TED and TEDx format, the theme for this event is ‘It’s the little things…’, inspired by local author journalist Matthew Teller. Each talk within the speaker programme lasts up to 15 minutes, and shares new and innovative ideas that can change perceptions locally and globally. Since March of this year, speaker applications have been received from all over the world, and there is now a waiting list for speakers of particular disciplines. Equally, the volunteer front of house team is complete for the 2020 event. To provide a broad and balanced programme for the event day, individuals are also invited to consider joining the speaker programme.

The organising team are currently working with the local college in Banbury, to introduce six students to this high profile aspirational event, as well as a student speaker who will be joining the line up. There are plans ahead for TEDxBanbury to grow, and nurture a youth element.

The event is gaining a following across the TEDxBanbury social media platforms, and with the support of many key representatives in the Banbury community, including Visit Banbury, Creating Core Change, Pilkington Media Consultants, and No Fluff Communications.

TEDxBanbury has also created a range of attractive Corporate Sponsorship packages, with Headline Sponsor opportunities, which would enable local Banbury companies to promote their
brand globally.

This will inevitably be a most exciting, inspiring and aspirational TED like experience for the town and locality, and one not to be missed!

Tickets are £45, which includes the booking fee, and available through the TEDxBanbury website: https://www.tedxbanbury.com. All proceeds contribute to the event production costs.


About TEDx, x = independently organised event.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Español and Sincerely, X.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ted-conferences.

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