Some 15 speakers, five performers and eight TED talk screenings, as well as discussion groups, workshops and demonstrations are set for the first TEDxBrayfordPool event in Lincoln at The Collection & Usher Gallery on Saturday, October 28.
TEDxBrayfordPool will explore the themes of Past, Present and Future.
Speakers include internationally acclaimed Lincolnshire-based HIV advocate Lizzie Jordan, who recently featured on BBC One’s “The Truth About”, and world-renowned singer, songwriter, musician and poet Labi Siffre, who featured on BBC 6 Music last week, plus a host of academic and industry professionals.
Andy Farenden, event curator and licencee said: “We want our TEDx to stimulate discussion and catalyse change. Our aim is for TEDxBrayfordPool to showcase the very best, and most current ideas, generated in Lincoln, Lincolnshire and beyond, to a global and enlightened audience to inspire change for good.
“We’ve bought together thinkers, innovators, doers and pioneers who are changing the world through their work. TEDxBrayfordPool will be a platform to access knowledge and shared learning, projecting forward the best in innovation and advancements Lincoln has to offer.”
He added: “Like all TEDx events, everyone involved with TEDxBrayfordPool is a volunteer, not even our speakers are paid. We are currently looking for sponsors to help underwrite the event and secure it as part of Lincoln’s fantastic cultural offer.”
Tickets are priced at £40 and include full day access, lunch and dinner. They’re on sale online from Lincoln Drill Hall here.