TEDxExeter 2016 was our biggest event yet

This year’s conference reached the largest audience so far. Held at Exeter Northcott Theatre on 15 April, it was simulcast to an audience in the nearby Alumni Auditorium. The combined audience of over 900 people came together in the breaks. There were 30 viewing parties around the world, from Exeter and London to Mumbai and San Francisco, and viewers from 69 countries watched live online. Videos of all the talks are now available to watch.
View the programme and videos here »
Read the speaker and performer biographies here »

TEDxExeter 2017

Our main event in 2017 will take place on Friday 21 April 2017 at Exeter Northcott Theatre and the Alumni Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Thursday 1 December 2016.

We are currently looking for exceptional people to share their ideas at TEDxExeter 2017. Nominations for speakers and performers with ideas worth spreading are open now. They close at midnight on 9 September 2016.
Find out how to nominate speakers and performers »

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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.

We are delighted to hear that since Deeyah Khan's remarkable and thought-provoking TEDxExeter talk went online in May this year, her production compan... More »
Is identity given or created? asked Marcus Lyon in his TEDxExeter talk earlier this year. An English photographer (originally from Exeter) he is marr... More »
Known as the 'Oscars' of the documentary world, The Grierson Awards ... 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.