More people will be able to watch TEDxExeter and discuss the talks they are hearing, thanks to three new public livestreams. The main event, which takes place at the Northcott Theatre on 15 April, sold out in a record 22 minutes in December last year, and tickets for a simultaneous broadcast to Exeter University’s Alumni Auditorium sold in a day. There is a now a chance to watch the Livestream at Exeter Library, Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) and The Pavilions, Teignmouth.
An additional 80 people who missed out on tickets can watch it free of charge in Exeter Library’s Rougemont Room. Tickets, with unreserved seating, are available via Eventbrite from Thursday 24 March. Food is available from the café during lunch and the morning and afternoon breaks. Doors open at 8.45am.
The Livestream will also be showing in Gallery 21 at RAMM on a drop-in, first-come first-served basis. Staff will click visitors in and out, so if you don’t get a ticket first thing, it may be worth trying again later. Refreshments will be available from the Museum’s café. Doors open at 9am.
Councillor Rosie Denham, lead Councillor for economy and culture at Exeter City Council, said: “We are delighted to be streaming the TEDxExeter talks into RAMM. This will allow the museum to showcase the talks to people who haven’t yet come across them as well as bringing in new audiences. It’s a real coup to be part of such an exceptional event and to allow people, unable to get a ticket, to connect to the inspirational TEDx Talks.”
The newly-refurbished Pavilions Teignmouth will show the TEDxExeter Livestream as one of its first performances in its new guise. It is also one of its first livestream events. Tickets will be sold for two sessions, morning and afternoon. The theatre will charge £5 for each session to cover its costs. Contact the box office by email: email@example.com or ring 01626 249049 for tickets.
These public sessions are in addition to an ever expanding list of schools, businesses and other organisations holding private livestream events so their staff, pupils, customers and more can benefit from everything that TEDxExeter 2016 offers. Click here to find out how to organise a private viewing party.
“I am delighted that hundreds more people will be able to watch the speakers live and get together with others to discuss what they’ve heard,” said Claire Kennedy, TEDxExeter licensee and curator. “Even though all the talks are freely available online after the event, there’s something special about viewing them with like-minded people who are passionate and positive.
“We know that there is massive public demand for our event at the Northcott Theatre and that it continues to grow. Even though we added 450 more spaces for a simultaneous broadcast at Exeter University’s Alumni Auditorium this year, it still hasn’t been sated. These additional livestream events will enable more people to be inspired, share their responses and feel the buzz.”
This year’s theme is Dreams to Reality and includes a packed lineup of international speakers and inspirational guests. Speakers will explore themes of identity and radicalisation, re-imagine the world using a new set of maps and challenge how data is used. Human rights runs as a theme behind many of the talks, and speakers will also examine compassion and communication.
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TEDxExeter is organised by a team of local volunteers. It is made possible by the generosity of the following local companies who support the event.
University of Exeter
First Sight Media
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Exeter City Council
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All TEDxExeter talks are filmed and made freely available on the internet. The TED translation project means ideas from Exeter reach a truly global audience. So far TEDxExeter speakers’ talks have been viewed more than 5.25 million times. Four of them have been featured on TED.com: Karima Bennoune sharing stories of real people fighting against fundamentalism in their own communities; Scilla Elworthy speaking on non violence; Bandi Mbubi calling for fair trade phones; and slam poet Harry Baker‘s love poem for lonely prime numbers… Michelle Ryan’s talk on work-life balance tops a TEDx YouTube list on the way we work.
About TEDx x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.