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TEDxExeter 2016 – Dreams to Reality

The fifth year of Exeter’s leading ideas festival, featuring an exceptional line up of speakers who are changing the world through their groundbreaking work and ideas. Their talks informed, challenged, entertained and encouraged the audience to connect with each other and turn inspiration to action.
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On 15 April 2016 we held our live event once more in Exeter Northcott Theatre, and for the first time a livestream in the nearby Alumni Auditorium. We also made the livestream publicly available, and people and groups from around the world tuned in and created their own conversations.


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Announcing the pilot phase of our new learning initiative “Let’s Explore…”, a series of education pods based around themed TEDxExeter talks. Each term, we will publish a new pod. It will include a set of three talks to watch, and suggested questions targeted at different age groups to encourage critical thinking.
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Most watched TEDxExeter talks All talks »

Between them these four talks have been viewed more than 4 million times. All of them have been featured on the TED.com website, an honour that just 361 TEDx talks worldwide have achieved (out of more than 30,000). Click on a photo to view the talk on TED.com.


Recent news and blog posts All news »

Posts from our Comms team and Storyteller providing information about upcoming events, news from past speakers and performers, reflections on the TEDxExeter themes, videos, photos, biographies, and stories about how TEDxExeter has made an impact. And there is lots more from our Social Media guru on the @TEDxExeter Twitter feed.

Some of the speakers at TEDxExeter 2016 very kindly gave more of their time during their visits to Exeter. Anna Frost called in at a number of schools... More »
Following the Orlando shooting on 12 June, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune condemned murderous hate and called f... More »
The TEDxExeter 2016 livestream was watched by people from 69 countries all over the world during the course of the day. The top 25 countries included ... More »
Our final bonus short film was the beautiful "Space Pirate’s Love Song" by Elizaveta. It's a love song to our planet, space travel and exploration. ... More »

TEDxExeter 2016: Dreams to Reality All talks »

In our fifth TEDxExeter conference, we wanted to encapsulate the idea of movement… that grappling with humanity’s toughest questions requires first a vision, a dream, and then action. TED Talks video and live speakers informed, challenged, entertained and encouraged the audience to connect with each other and turn inspiration to action. Click on a photo to view the video, and find out more about the speaker or performer.


Previous TEDxExeter events All events »

The first TEDxExeter event was in 2012. Click on a photo to view the programme and talks from each event since then.