Claire Kennedy: Co-licensee and Organiser
I started out as a refugee lawyer and met inspiring people whose stories offered powerful reminders of our interconnectedness. I’m curious about exploring sustainable living in its widest sense – as individuals, in our families and communities, globally – and the effects of our choices on others. I’m excited to be part of a team which will bring together interested local people and passionate experts to share their ideas, challenge our thinking and inspire connection, engagement and change. Email me…
Jeanie Honey: Co-licensee and Speaker team
I decided to organise the first TEDxExeter because I am a global soul and a big TED fan, and I love the idea of connecting with all those in this local community who are working with and living out world changing ideas. We have a dynamic TEDxExeter team who work incredibly hard to make the conference an unforgettable experience. My background is in social work and I am employed as a Practice Manager for an adoption agency, Families for Children.
Caroline Harlow: Sponsorship team
Over the past 7 years I have become passionate about sustainability, transition and resilience and have completely changed my thinking towards the planet and our place within it. I have worked as a Brain Injury Case Manager and in recent years have also became an avid TED follower. To bring ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ to Exeter and to link with people who inspire and generate these ideas is an incredible experience. At previous TEDxExeter events, my role was management of the Great Hall venue.
Oriana Ascanio: Design
I run a small social enterprise which encourages different sectors of the community to engage through creative writing. Through my work with Resident Writers I have come to realise that there are many opportunities to create connections and invite change by empowering those who care to take action. I like TEDx because it is informative and engaging and can really enlighten and change the way people think about the things that matter to them. I feel very privileged to be part of a team that is passionate about our local and global community and hope to bring some exciting ideas and debate to Exeter.
Clare Bryden: Storyteller
My interests are in how human beings affect and are affected by the natural world of which we are part, and the related theology and psychology of connectedness. My background is in science, consultancy and business analysis, especially in the environmental sphere. In 2010-11, I spent a year living alongside an Anglican Benedictine community, and blogged daily about things that interested me there. TED in general is one of those sources of things that interest me, so in 2012 and 2013 I have been the TEDxExeter storyteller, and I’m looking forward to how TEDxExeter 2014 unfolds. On Twitter I am @ClareBryden.
Clive Chilvers: Social media
For me TED & TEDx is a place where you can find a talk on pretty much any topic you are interested in. As a photographer and Photovoice practitioner, I am fascinated with the way photography has the ability to connect people to others, to illuminate the lives of the socially excluded and uncover stories that would remain unreported. TEDxExeter is a great opportunity for me as it has all the elements of demonstrating interconnectedness and provides me with the opportunity to use my skills and interest in social media. I am heading up the @TEDxExeter Twitter feed, Facebook & Google+ pages. On Twitter I am @Clive_Chilvers.
Other team members in 2013
- Jacquie Bagnall: Speaker liaison
- Tobit Emmens: Production
- Sara Gibbs: Volunteer management
- Sophia Hill: Production
- Varun Kothamachu: Connections stand
- Jhenna Mortimer: Sponsor liaison and Great Hall
- Andy Robertson
- Sara Traynor: Volunteer management