TED and TEDx speakers tackle humanity’s toughest questions, attempting to answer them with innovation, enterprise and enduring optimism.
TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Started as a four-day conference of short talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design in California 30 years ago, TED has grown and expanded to support its mission. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia.
x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMacclesfield, where x = independently organised TED event. A morning of live speakers and TED Talks on video will combine to spark discussion and make connections, and start community conversations. (The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised, subject to certain rules and regulations).
About TEDx Macclesfield
TEDx Macclesfield brings speakers and/or ideas on a wide range of topics which have a connection or resonance with Macclesfield. Our intention is to ignite exciting conversations, engage members of the community and create a catalyst for positive change at local and perhaps even national level. Cultural developments within Macclesfield over the last decade have proved the wide-reaching impact that passionate individuals can have on the town. We aim to build on this by spreading new ideas and unheard voices to an open-minded audience.
Like all TEDx events, this is a nonprofit enterprise, run by volunteers, funded by local business partners and speakers are not paid. The TED licence conditions limit the live audience to 100 and tickets are sold online only. Join our mailing list for updates.