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TEDxExeter 2019 – The Art of the Possible

Friday 5th April at the Northcott Theatre

We’re thrilled to reveal the theme and speakers for TEDxExeter 2019 – our eighth annual ideas festival. 
This year our speakers will explore issues from the potential of AI to solve global challenges to human rights, ocean optimism and social mobility, under the overarching theme The Art of the Possible.

Find out more about the speakers.

Tickets are sold out but anyone who missed out will be able to watch the day online or at FREE drop in livestream events at RAMM and Exeter Library, as well as Barnstaple Library, Tavistock Library, The Oddfellows, Westbank, Budleigh Hub, Hotel Du Vin and SWAHSN.

There are also private livestream events being planned by organisations across the city and beyond. Why not organise a livestream event at your workplace or with friends?

If you would like to host your own livestream of TEDxExeter 2019, please register with us to receive full details.

The pioneering work of a charity based at a Devon prison is in the international spotlight after a talk from TEDxExeter has been chosen to appear on TED.com

In a moving talk at TEDxExeter in April, Alan Crickmore explained how Storybook Dads helps prisoners to keep in touch with their children by enabling them to record stories they can listen to at home – and how this benefits society.

“Every year in the UK, 200,000 children experience the shame and isolation of a parent in prison,” he said. “It can affect the children of prisoners very deeply – there can be problems at school and they are three times more likely to suffer from mental health issues.”

“In so many ways, children are the overlooked victims of their parents’ crimes.”

Storybook Dads now helps inmates in more than 100 prisons in the UK to record stories for their children. More than 60,000 CDs and DVDs have been sent to these children since the charity was founded in 2003.

Storybook Dads has also inspired similar programmes in countries such as the USA, Australia, Denmark, Hungary and Poland.

This is the 11th TEDxExeter talk to be featured on the global ideas channel.

Watch Alan’s talk How storytelling helps parents in prison stay connected to their kids.

Northcott Theatre – SOLD OUT

Alumni Auditorium Lifestream – SOLD OUT

The event, which usually sells out in minutes, will take place on Friday 5thApril 2019 at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre. Interested attendees are encouraged to act fast to avoid disappointment.

Claire Kennedy, licensee and curator of TEDxExeter, said: “We are already making great progress for the 2019 event and are really excited about what we have planned so far. We are in talks with speakers from all corners of the globe to bring together a phenomenal lineup and are looking forward to sharing this with sponsors and press at our launch event in February.

“TEDxExeter has, to a large extent, always been a victim of its own success; the demand for tickets is always so high that the morning tickets go on sale is always overwhelming. We have taken on board feedback from previous events and feel that this year’s ticketing arrangements are the best way for us to handle the anticipated demand.

“Tickets for our 2019 event are going on sale as we reach the milestone of 20 million online views for talks from the first seven years of TEDxExeter – a real tribute to the calibre of speakers who have graced our red dot and more proof of how ideas from our event here in Exeter have truly spread around the world.”

Tickets to attend the 2019 event live in the Northcott Theatre will cost £80, while tickets for the livestream in Exeter University’s Alumni Auditorium will be £25. These prices include a sustainably sourced vegetarian lunch, served in the Great Hall, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.

A limited number of VIP tickets, including an invitation to the TEDxExeter 2019 launch event, post-event drinks and a photo on the famous red dot, will be on sale for £160.

There will also be free viewing events of a livestream from the Northcott at venues across the city, including Exeter Library, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, the Exeter Phoenix arts centre and CoLab.

If you would like to host your own livestream of TEDxExeter 2019, please register with us to receive full details.

A quick look at what happened at TEDxExeter 2018
Talks online | Speakers | Programme | Organising Team

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us… and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” (Herman Melville)
Thank you to all the speakers, audiences, volunteers, and supporters for what has been an amazing day. TEDxExeter is run by a team of volunteers who are passionate about spreading great ideas and building community. We couldn’t do it without the generosity of our supporters and the many volunteers who join us on the day to help everything run smoothly.
Exeter’s local ideas festival with global reach is back again next year.   
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Watch more from previous years  |  TEDxExeter 2017  | TEDxExeterSalon 2017   | All Talks