TEDxExeter 2014 – Ideas Without Frontiers

At TEDxExeter 2014 our speakers and performers connected us with other worlds. Our talks exposed corruption in big business, shared effective approaches to tackling social inequality and gave a voice to those whose human rights are under threat. We explored the impact of fast changing technologies on all our lives. We journeyed through fire and forest to frozen landscapes. We were challenged to consider worlds of extremes, cutting edge controversies and risky opportunities.

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As with our previous two conferences there was music, an excellent locally sourced lunch and wonderful opportunities in the breaks to meet and mix with fellow TEDxers and continue the conversation.

TEDxExeter 2013 – Living the Questions

On 12 April 2013, we gathered another group of outstanding innovators, activists and performers, to explore how to live the important questions facing us in all areas of life, including prosperity, sustainability, childhood and old age, community, society, science.

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TEDxExeter 2012 – Sustainability and Our Interconnected World

The first ever TEDxExeter featured 13 outstanding speakers including Satish Kumar, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and TED curator Chris Anderson, and riveting performances from Kagemusha Taiko drummers and the Grand Bard of Exeter Jackie Juno.

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  • Ideas Worth Spreading

  • Random Quote

    • "there’s nowhere to go but Here
      and the Time is exactly.... NOW!"

      Jackie Juno, Grand Bard of Exeter

    • "Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished."

      Polly Higgins, proposal to the UN defining Ecocide as the fifth Crime Against Peace

    • "Life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it's better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise... By unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy descent, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet."

      Rob Hopkins, The Transition Handbook

    • "We demand fairtrade food and fairtrade clothes. It is time to demand fairtrade phones."

      Bandi Mbubi, Congo Calling

    • "Video game’s potential contribution to human life is lost because we think they are just entertainment. We need to start talking about them in new ways to capitalise on the rich resource of meaning they hold."

      Andy Robertson, Geek Dad Gamer

    • "The best TED talks are those which make you see the world through a different lens."

      Chris Anderson, TED Curator

    • "We’re on a continuum between plastic processed food that we have never touched and hunter-gatherers. We need to raise a new generation that is connected with their food because they have fished, gathered or grown it, and in doing so move towards a more sustainable food future."

      Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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