TEDxExeter http://tedxexeter.com Ideas Worth Spreading Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:17:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TEDxTotnes tomorrow! http://tedxexeter.com/2015/10/08/tedxtotnes-tomorrow/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/10/08/tedxtotnes-tomorrow/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:01:29 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6632 TEDxExeter wishes TEDxTotnes all the best as they hold their first event tomorrow… and massive congratulations!!

The theme In our hands? looks great:

TEDxTotnes will focus on our future, questions whether it is in our hands. Talks will focus on community and some of the hidden issues that lie within it. It will also celebrate ideas and question what we can do to better our future, or whether, ultimately we can!

It’s featuring some great speakers, including TEDxExeter alumni Rob Hopkins, Jackie Juno, Matt Harvey. No wonder it sold out so early :-)

We noticed that the organiser asked on a TEDx organisers’ forum: Can anyone provide last minute tips before a first-time organizer’s event? We want to echo one of the responses: Take some time to enjoy the day as well. You worked hard for it!


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Visualising the UN Ozone Celebrations http://tedxexeter.com/2015/09/16/visualising-the-un-ozone-celebrations/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/09/16/visualising-the-un-ozone-celebrations/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:00:58 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6625 TEDxExeter 2012 alumnus Antony Turner continues to be at the forefront of communicating environmental issues through his work with Carbon Visuals. Now they are turning their attention to ozone as well as carbon dioxide.

Today, 16th September, is International Ozone Day. Thirty years ago the first images of the ozone hole created a media storm, and helped convert the framework Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer into concrete targets in the Montreal Protocol. UNEP asked Carbon Visuals to create a digital campaign to communicate and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Convention.

Carbon Visuals described their approach: “Our view was that few people have an intuitive sense of what the ozone hole is like, where it is, how much ozone there is, or how deep the atmosphere is. So we have created a selection of visual images, animations and web-tools that help everyone from policymakers to children better understand these things.”

Find out more, play with, and watch their productions: UN ozone celebrations, Ozone interactives and The Ozone Song.

[Update/PS: The TEDxExeter Storyteller has written in the Church Times about the Vienna Convention as a model for climate negotiations.]


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Security for the future http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/30/security-for-the-future/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/30/security-for-the-future/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:31:38 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6619 Celia McKeon’s talk on “Reimagining security” has been featured on the Open Democracy website.

Does security mean defence: tanks and barbed-wire fences? Or can it mean building relationships, confronting inequalities and recognising each other’s humanity?

Celia and fellow TEDxExeter alumna Scilla Elworthy both signed the Ammerdown Invitation posted on Open Democracy in September 2014 –  “Security for the future: in search of a new vision”. Celia’s talk has subsequently been featured in the post.

A group of UK peacebuilding professionals invite participation in a new civic conversation about alternatives to the current approach to national security there. Here they outline their concerns about the existing model and offer a different vision for the future, welcoming input from anyone who wishes to engage in this debate.


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Childhood and parenting in the digital age http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/27/childhood-and-parenting-in-the-digital-age/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/27/childhood-and-parenting-in-the-digital-age/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:19:38 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6604 At TEDxExeter 2014, Sonia Livingstone from the London School of Economics spoke about how children engage with the internet

Sonia’s talk is now featured in a free course from the Open University on Childhood in the Digital Age. The course discusses the potential benefits and limitations of technology in children’s lives and asks: Are social media changing the way that children form relationships? How is technology changing the way that children think, and how will it shape the classroom of the future? The course first ran in June, and is running again during August. It’s not too late to join, and there is another planned.

In May this year, the LSE launched a new blog on parenting and digital media. This gives parenting advocates, researchers and parents themselves easy access to the latest research on the subject, including the LSE’s own project on Parenting for a Digital Future.

The LSE has also launched a website on the back of explorations by EU Kids Online and UNICEF of whether and how children’s rights are being enhanced or undermined in the digital age. In February, they convened a meeting of international experts, and the resulting report “Researching Children’s Rights Globally in the Digital Age” addresses key concerns for youth users in the global North and global South as well as challenges facing research across cultures and countries. The website provides further material from the meeting, and links to many more relevant reports and initiatives.


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Prime numbers hit a million http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/25/prime-numbers-hit-a-million/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/25/prime-numbers-hit-a-million/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:38:46 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6608 First, Harry Baker is at the Edinburgh Fringe with his Sunshine Kid show THIS WEEK, until Saturday 29th August.

And second, his performance at TEDxExeter 2014 “A love poem for lonely prime numbers” on TED.com has just hit a million views. How they translate his wonderful wordplay, I don’t know, but the transcript is now also available in 14 languages.

More TED.com statistics:


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A big hand for Joel Gibbard! http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/25/a-big-hand-for-joel-gibbard/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/08/25/a-big-hand-for-joel-gibbard/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:21:38 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6603 Sorry for the bad pun, but we really want to celebrate the fact that Joel’s robotic hand for amputees has won the James Dyson Award.

Joel is the founder of the Open Hand Project, which makes robotic prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees, and its parent company Open Bionics, which 3D prints affordable superhero robotic hands.

He aims to start selling the prosthetics next year, intending to charge £2,000 for the device, including the cost of the fitting. This is roughly the same cost as the arms fitted with hooks currently on the market, whereas similar arms with controllable fingers are more like £20,000 to £60,000.

Furthermore, existing products take weeks or months to obtain. Joel can 3D-scan an amputee using a tablet equipped with a special sensor, 3D-print the parts in about 40 hours, and finally fit them together in a further two hours, giving them a custom-fitted socket and hand in less than two days.

We’ve got a bit of catching you up to do on Joel’s other news.

Back in May, he was at London’s 3D Print Show, as featured on the BBC News website. Watch the video from about 2:00.

And in October 2014, he was named British Young Design Engineer of the Year (pdf) at the British Engineering Excellence Awards. The Judges said: “A highly motivated, dedicated young engineer with multidisciplinary skills and an impressive record of achievement already.”

Many congratulations Joel!!


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Videos of TEDxExeter 2015 talks go live! http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/09/videos-of-tedxexeter-2015-talks-go-live/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/09/videos-of-tedxexeter-2015-talks-go-live/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:04:31 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6098 “Brilliant”, “thought-provoking”, “a feast of learning”, “you can hear people thinking”. These are some of the comments that were flying around the Twittersphere during April’s conference. With a line-up that was arguably the best yet, the day was full of ideas worth sharing.

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket, prepare to be moved, inspired, challenged and amused as talks from this year’s TEDxExeter conference go live online today for anyone to enjoy. If you were there on the day, you’ll know what we’re talking about. The talks are available alongside the TEDTalks we screened during the day on the website, and you can also view the Video playlist on Youtube.


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Harry Baker – Performance http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/harry-baker-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/harry-baker-video/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:50:52 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5954 Watch the video of Harry Baker’s performance at TEDxExeter 2015.


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TED Talk – Andrew Solomon – How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-andrew-solomon-2/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-andrew-solomon-2/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:40:15 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5953 Watch Andrew Solomon’s TED talk, screened at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Peter Randall-Page – Theme and variation in nature and culture http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/peter-randall-page-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/peter-randall-page-video/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:30:38 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5952 Watch the video of Peter Randall-Page’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Kieron Kirkland – Make magic and influence people http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/kieron-kirkland-video2/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/kieron-kirkland-video2/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:25:46 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5951 Watch the video of Kieron Kirkland’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Michelle Ryan – Work-life balance: balancing time or balancing identity? http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/michelle-ryan-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/michelle-ryan-video/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:20:13 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5950 Watch the video of Michelle Ryan’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Sara Hyde – We need to talk about prisons http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/sara-hyde-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/sara-hyde-video/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:15:47 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5949 Watch the video of Sara Hyde’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Jenny Sealey – Sidelined http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/jenny-sealey-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/jenny-sealey-video/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:10:14 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5948 Watch the video of Jenny Sealey’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Kieron Kirkland – Performance http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/kieron-kirkland-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/kieron-kirkland-video/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:05:54 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5947 Watch the video of Kieron Kirkland’s performance at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Beth Barnes – Effective altruism http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/beth-barnes-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/beth-barnes-video/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:28 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5945 Watch the video of Beth Barnes’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Dick Moore – Dancing or drowning in the rain? http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/dick-moore-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/dick-moore-video/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:55:43 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5946 Watch the video of Dick Moore’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Celia McKeon – Reimagining security http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/celia-mckeon-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/celia-mckeon-video/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:50:48 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5944 Watch the video of Celia McKeon’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Karima Bennoune – A video update http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/karima-bennoune-video-update-2/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/karima-bennoune-video-update-2/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:45:05 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5943 Watch the video update from Karima Bennoune, screened at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Chetan Bhatt – Visions of a future without origin stories and identity myths http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/chetan-bhatt-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/chetan-bhatt-video/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:40:00 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5941 Watch the video of Chetan Bhatt’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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TED Talk – Eric Whitacre – A choir as big as the Internet http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-eric-whitacre-2/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-eric-whitacre-2/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:35:56 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5942 The video of the TED performance of Eric Whitacre’s virtual choir, screened at TEDxExeter 2015, is available on TED.com.


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Clive Stafford Smith – My father, mental illness and the death penalty http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/clive-stafford-smith-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/clive-stafford-smith-video/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:30:09 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5940 Watch the video of Clive Stafford Smith’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Carmel McConnell – Can we end child hunger in the 6th richest economy? http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/carmel-mcconnell-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/carmel-mcconnell-video/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:25:55 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5939 Watch the video of Carmel McConnell’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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TED Talk – Candy Chang – Before I die I want to… http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-candy-chang-2/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-candy-chang-2/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:20:03 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5938 Watch Candy Chang’s TED talk, screened at TEDxExeter 2015.


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Rachel McKendry – Going viral: the digital future of public health http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/rachel-mckendry-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/rachel-mckendry-video/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:15:53 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5937 Watch the video of Rachel McKendry’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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TED Talk – Will Marshall – Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-will-marshall-2/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/ted-talk-will-marshall-2/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:10:52 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5936 Watch Will Marshall’s TED talk, screened at TEDxExeter 2014.


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Matthew Owen – Cool Earth: saving rainforest a village at a time http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/matthew-owen-video/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/06/01/matthew-owen-video/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:05:45 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?p=5935 Watch the video of Matthew Owen’s talk at TEDxExeter 2015.


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TEDxExeter 2015: Great Hall, team… and much more! http://tedxexeter.com/2015/05/20/tedxexeter-2015-great-hall-team-and-much-more/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/05/20/tedxexeter-2015-great-hall-team-and-much-more/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 20:18:39 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6294 Images by Bethan Hellier from Macular Collective and by James Millar. More photos are available in the full set on Flickr. The images can be downloaded under Creative Commons, but they still require acknowledgement one of the following as appropriate: © Bethan Hellier/Macular Collective/TEDxExeter; © James Millar/TEDxExeter or Images by James Millar.


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Lessons from the livestreams http://tedxexeter.com/2015/05/14/lessons-from-the-livestreams/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/05/14/lessons-from-the-livestreams/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 11:42:24 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=5875 TEDxExeter was the first event we were able to livestream. We made high-definition live feeds available to events at specific locations, and the opportunity was seized upon enthusiastically by Exeter Library, the Police, several of our sponsors, many schools and other organisations in Exeter. There was also a public standard-definition feed available globally on our website.

The following is quite long, but we hope it will be useful and ideas-provoking for any organisations considering getting involved next year.

Who watched and where?

Exeter Library streamed the whole day to ticket holders, hosted by Rupa from TEDxExeter. This was the only livestream event open to the public. TEDxExeter provided Before I Die boards and pledge cards as used at the main event. Tickets were free, the capacity was 80, and all were taken. But experience shows that people tend not to value what is free, and unfortunately several did not turn up.

#TEDxExeter standing by at police HQ...

#TEDxExeter standing by at police HQ…

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police held a joint event, streaming the whole day live to 100 senior managers at Middlemoor. They were very appreciative and found “real value to us in taking part”. They “clapped all the speakers” and “kept a good sized audience until the end despite many 2 hour journey times to travel on a Friday night”. They also used the Before I Die boards and pledge cards, and found they worked well even though “our culture is by nature not quick to partake in such activities”.

TEDxExeter alumnus Alberto Arribas arranged for the day to be streamed at the Met Office. Staff were able to pop in and out during the day, as work allowed.

Sponsors Southernhay House streamed the day at their hotels in Exeter and on Burgh Island. It was mainly watched by staff, but the story was “the abundance of ideas and energy in Exeter and Devon” so “streaming was a very good adjunct to the live stage and if it becomes part of the experience I think will enhance the brand and us as a city of ideas.”

St Peter’s School used the feed in classrooms, and set up a venue for parents and staff to drop in and watch. During the day, they reported: “Great stuff so far! 250 Year 10 GCSE English students in classes watching TEDxExeter. 50 visitors to our venue and other classes engaged across the school. Before I Die board has been filled 4 times and there’s post [pledge card] in the TED box!” They typically showed a talk then discussed it in class. For example, one teacher wrote “we discussed why free breakfasts are so important and they were really surprised that so many people they go to school with could be going hungry every day. I think it made them think about what they take for granted”. Another teacher said “the students and parents I chatted with clearly really valued this opportunity”. And the students cheered when St Peter’s was mentioned in the introduction to the day!

Teachers at Exeter College also used the talks in specific classes, engaging in the region of 200-400 students. They also set up a live lounge for watching in the afternoon.

In Exeter School, “There was ‘rotating’ audience watching the livestream in our sixth form common room throughout the day, and they [an estimate 30-40 viewers] appeared to be fully engaged and absorbed with many of the speakers and films.” A few teachers also used the talks in specific classes, with about 50 students.

St Loye’s Foundation were a late entry. They had a hub room for people to dip in and out, and some staff took the day off to watch from home, and were in email contact through the day. At at ony time, 5-10 people were in the hub, and 20-40 watched altogether. Although they loved the event, they “could have had better group viewing had we organised it in a less rushed manner at our end”.

The Civic Centre streamed the event in one room all day and invited people to dip in. They wanted to keep it simple and gauge interest, so this time did not use the Before I Die boards or pledge cards. They probably had somewhere between 10-30 people watching.

The standard definition feed was hosted on the website of our sponsor Websites Ahoy! as well as on the TEDxExeter website. We could not provide a feed on a website with advertising, so the Express & Echo provided a link to TEDxExeter.com. In total, the feed pages received 672 visitors during the day. Our feed provider, First Sight Media, reported viewers from 37 countries, including the US, Iraq, Nepal, India and Qatar.

How did it work technically?

The high-definition feed worked well in most locations, with few technical issues. St Peter’s and Exeter School reported brief buffering occasionally during the day, but the feed was otherwise smooth and excellent quality. The main exception was the Library, which used a wifi connection also available to the other Library users, and lost much of the first session to buffering. It improved when switched to standard definition, but the feed really needs a cable connection.

St Loye’s said “it all worked really well on our Big Screen!” Southernhay House also said it “worked fine on our TV”. Exeter School queried the lighting of the speakers, especially the hosts introducing the sessions, but recognised that “the ambient lighting in our chosen location was not perfect for such a projection”.

The Police “invested in hiring a big screen, projector and sound system and the experience was surprisingly true to being there. We utilised the breaks well and I used music and photo slide shows to keep some atmosphere in the room we served refreshments.”

St Peter’s added: “The interactive stuff was great too especially the chalk [Before I Die] board.”

Any other thoughts for next time?

The general view seemed to be that it was really good to get together to watch and discuss the talks, whether for the whole day or just to focus on one or two talks. But several thought they could make even more of the opportunity in the future.

For example, the Police said: “Having a group of just our staff worked really well to build relationships and create a pretty unique shared experience. That said we would happily consider having others in future… We are really keen to explore future options.”

St Peter’s thought it would “be great if we can make this an annual event and grow it with more time to plan it into our calendar.” Exeter School made a good point about how their staff needed more information in advance to assess whether it would be appropriate to use teaching time to watch each talk. But they now know that “there were many talks that staff would like to have used” and may well use the videos when they become available shortly.

St Loye’s joined up in the week of the event, so had little time to plan. In the future they would like to link up their different offices and in Exeter organise the day as a group activity similar to the events run in the library etc. They would make it a ‘St Loye’s listening experience’, and advertise it to attract more customers to the streaming.

And finally, Southernhay House suggested: “I think it’s a very fertile avenue and one that should be drip fed into coffee houses, hotels, clubs, SMEs [small businesses] specifically in Exeter.”

What did the punters think?

I collated the Twitter response to the main event at the Exeter Northcott Theatre elsewhere. Here’s the reaction to the livestream.

At Exeter Library…

@ExeterLibrary All ready to go at the Exeter Library live stream event of @TEDxExeter. We are thrilled to be hosting such an event.

@rupachilvers And we are watching from Exeter Library live steam with our wonderful #TEDxExeter guests. Looking forward to the day.

@lesley_hedgerow #TEDxExeter it’s all going well from Exeter library

@ExeterLibrary We’re back in situ for @TEDxExeter second half to begin. *waves* #TEDxExeter

The Police…

I spotted six Twitter accounts publishing some very interesting tweets about the event at Middlemoor.

@DC_Police We have #TEDxExeter being live streamed into police HQ today – ‘taking the long view’ – lots of thought provoking content

@DC_Police #TEDxExeter DCC Bill Skelly kicks off the event at police HQ – ‘now is the time to take the long view’ for policing UK

@nickcloke Shout out given to the 100+ police leaders from @dorsetpolice and @DC_Police taking part in #TEDxExeter. Exciting agenda #StrategicAlliance

@ACC_Operations #TEDxExeter D&C police breaking the mould and hosting a TED event. Interesting speakers on a range of issues .

@tanyacroft1 Looking forward to today’s live stream of #TEDxExeter. Hoping to be inspired!

@InspCostin At HQ waiting for #TEDxExeter to start. Looking forward to listening to some very inspiring speakers.

@nickcloke .@coolearth Some parallels for us in policing. How do we help empower communities to improve things for themselves long-term? #TEDxExeter

@DC_Police #TEDxExeter ‘taking the long view’ what does that lead to…kids arrive late, can’t concentrate & poor behaviour – hungry kids is not just!

@DC_Police #TEDxExeter Clive Stafford Smith says we should understand people & mental health to try & prevent things happening in the future – so true!

@DC_Police #TEDxExeter we need to prioritise & embed social & emotional learning into education-UK has seen 300% increase in self-harm in last 10 yrs!

@InspCostin At HQ #TEDxExeter event. Great quote ‘labels inhibit ability to create new identity and new narratives’. So true.

@RuralOfficers Great to meet our colleagues from Dorset police at the coffee break #TEDxExeter #police

@DC_Police #TEDxExeter amazing & inspirational talks – Jenny Sealey asks ‘why are deaf & disabled people considered second class citizens’ – yes, why?

@DC_Police #TEDxExeter Sara Hyde talks about prison-what is justice-are we willing to talk about lives behind people in prison

@RuralOfficers Have found today very inspirational, thank you.  Good luck to the London marathon Harry Baker #TEDxExeter

‏@tanyacroft1 Fantastic day – thank you to all the #TEDxExeter speakers – I need to digest it all over the weekend now!

@DC_Police the end of a fantastic day of inspirational talks- ‘taking the long view’ – together we CAN make a difference – thank you #TEDxExeter!

And a nice response from the Twittersphere…

@WolfClose @DC_Police how great to see that you are engaging with #TEDxExeter Are you working with relational justice? It’s eye opening set of talks

At St Peter’s School…

@PLHexeter Loved TEDxExeter today. @TEDxExeter can we use the Before I Die boards in Heavitree Pleasure Ground?

At St Loye’s Foundation…

‏@stloyes W were delighted to have been 1 of 5 organisations who had a live feed to the recent @TEDxExeter conference #Exeter

And on the interwebs…

@JhenArlo Production Team TEDxExeter! These guys are so professional! My mum and grands watched from St Lucia- clear as a bell!

@WolfClose #TEDxExeter we all have the power to influence education. We must find ways to do so. Powerful speakers. Thanks for the live stream.

@Alice_Hutchings Thought- provoking talks this morning from #TEDxExeter by livestream

@friendlyseagull @TEDxExeter Thank you for the live stream!

You’re welcome!


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Another million http://tedxexeter.com/2015/05/14/another-million/ http://tedxexeter.com/2015/05/14/another-million/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 09:26:24 +0000 http://tedxexeter.com/?p=6001 Congratulations to Scilla Elworthy, whose talk on “Fighting with nonviolence” has now been watched more than 1 million times on TED.com!

“How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how nonviolence works, she evokes historical heroes — Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests.”

Subtitles are available in 31 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Persian, several Far East and Southeast Asian, and many European languages.

Also, at the time of writing,

The videos of the talks at TEDxExeter are just being finalised before being uploaded. We hope they’ll be available in about a week.


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