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TEDxSalford 2.0

2012-10-21T10:00:00+00:00 2017-04-20T21:00:00+00:00 53.470791, -2.295442

Tickets are now available for the second version of TEDxSalford – a unique conference of ideas bringing together leading intellectuals, luminaries and performers under one roof, creating an environment that is intellectually stimulating for both presenters and participants.

This is a non for profit and voluntary student-lead initiative celebrating the best achievers and thinkers in the fields of science, technology, art, media and academia, giving an opportunity to the Salford community to learn, be inspired and network with passionate, like-minded people. TEDxSalford 2.0 will be the second TEDx experience held in the city – aiming to project a positive image of Salford to the world.

The event will take place in the iconic Lowry Theatre, a stunning 1000-capacity arts venue, next to MediaCityUK in The Quays. The day-long programme will be split into a morning and afternoon session, giving each speaker and performer an 18-minute session to inspire the attendees. The audience includes students from Salford and Manchester, professionals from MediaCityUK, and the rest of Greater Manchester; as well as some TED enthusiasts coming from around UK to attend the event – altogether making a brilliant networking opportunity.

TEDxSalford 2.0 is a slicker, larger, more ambitious project, with a much higher-capacity venue, a more expansive network of audience members and fans, and an even more exciting range of superstar speakers from abroad as well as from the local community.

Confirmed Speakers -

Salil Shetty – Head of Amnesty International

Peter Hook – Co-founder and bass player of Joy Division & New Order

Ken Shamrock – Former WWE wrestler & legendary mixed martial arts champion

Jim Al-Khalili OBE – Award winning physicist and science communicator

Debra Searle MBE – Adventurer & TV Presenter

Ray Hammond - Europe’s most experienced futurist

Julie Meyer MBE – Renowned entrepreneur from Online BBC Dragons Den

Joe Incandela – Head of the Higgs Experiment at CERN

Felicity Goodey CBE - Renowned former BBC journalist

Neal Petersen – International Adventurer and Guinness world record holder

Anousheh Ansari – First Iranian Female Astronaut

Sir Ian Wilmut – Cloning pioneer who created “Dolly”

Morning Session – 10:00 – 14:30

Evening Session – 16:30 – 21:00

The early bird price is £15 – £39. For full prices after the end of the early bird phase and for tickets click here.

For more information about the project click here.