Salford
x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
October 5, 2014
9:00am - 9:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
Salford, MAN
United Kingdom

We are delighted to bring to you the fourth version of TEDxSalford - the independently arranged conference licensed by TED and one of the largest TEDx events in Europe. We bring you some of the world's top speakers and awe-inspiring performers from across the globe right here in MediaCityUK. Our previous events hosted talks from leading luminaries and personalities such as Thad Starner, Ron Garan and Ken Shamrock amongst various other charismatic speakers and performers from over three different continents. We promise to bring you a much larger, better and more interactive experience this time for TEDxSalford IV!

For more information about the event, tickets and the speakers, please visit www.tedxsalford.com

The Lyric Theatre
The Lowry
Pier 8 The Quays
Salford, MAN, M50 3AZ
United Kingdom
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Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Sainte-Clementine is a charismatic singer-poet, pianist, composer and affecting performer. He hails from London, Edmonton Green, but started his artistic career whilst traveling in Paris, 2009, aged just 19. He has a unique vocal style and a hugely eclectic range, often infusing his lyrics with literary references. Though a musician, he also considers himself a writer. He has also been highly praised for his distinctive tenor vocals. Clementine is entirely self-taught musically. Growing up, Clementine had little exposure to music and it was this naivety that now made his singing so confusing to classify. In his teens he had caught Anthony Hegarty performing Hope There’s Someone on television; then on the radio he’d heard the avant-garde French composer Erik Satie. Unconsciously, he had married the spirit of these two influences with poetic lyrics to produce his own material, both original and epic.

Brooke Magnanti

Brooke Magnanti, one of Observer's "Faces of 2009" and Guardian newspaper's "Best British Weblog 2003," is a scientist and author. She wrote the bestselling Belle de Jour series of books, which were adapted into the hit ITV show "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" starring Billie Piper. She is also the author of The Sex Myth, published by Orion in 2012. She has a masters in Genetic Epidemiology and gained her PhD at the Department of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield. Her professional interests include population-based research, standards of evidence, and human biology and anthropology. Brooke has been featured by more than 100 media outlets including the Sunday Times, Independent,New Scientist, Grazia, The Scotsman, HardTalk, Sky News, This Week and Newsnight. She is a popular public speaker on the themes of biometric and forensic science, sexualisation and popular culture, and internet anonymity and identity.

Brooke Magnanti

Brooke Magnanti, one of Observer's "Faces of 2009" and Guardian newspaper's "Best British Weblog 2003," is a scientist and author. She wrote the bestselling Belle de Jour series of books, which were adapted into the hit ITV show "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" starring Billie Piper. She is also the author of The Sex Myth, published by Orion in 2012. She has a masters in Genetic Epidemiology and gained her PhD at the Department of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield. Her professional interests include population-based research, standards of evidence, and human biology and anthropology. Brooke has been featured by more than 100 media outlets including the Sunday Times, Independent,New Scientist, Grazia, The Scotsman, HardTalk, Sky News, This Week and Newsnight. She is a popular public speaker on the themes of biometric and forensic science, sexualisation and popular culture, and internet anonymity and identity.

Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood is an academic, writer and presenter whose work is focused on cognitive development. He earned his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, has worked at MIT and Harvard and is currently chair of developmental psychology in society at the University of Bristol. His research interests include the cognitive processes behind adult magical thinking and is the author of three popular science books: SuperSense, The Self Illusion and The Domesticated Brain. Bruce has been awarded the Alfred Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Infancy Researchers, the Robert Fantz memorial award and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Biology (UK) and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances on shows like Radio Four’s Infinite Monkey Cage and BBCs The One Show and Science Club.

Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood is an academic, writer and presenter whose work is focused on cognitive development. He earned his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, has worked at MIT and Harvard and is currently chair of developmental psychology in society at the University of Bristol. His research interests include the cognitive processes behind adult magical thinking and is the author of three popular science books: SuperSense, The Self Illusion and The Domesticated Brain. Bruce has been awarded the Alfred Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Infancy Researchers, the Robert Fantz memorial award and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Biology (UK) and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances on shows like Radio Four’s Infinite Monkey Cage and BBCs The One Show and Science Club.

Jack Andraka

A paper on carbon nanotubes, a biology lecture on antibodies and a flash of insight led 15-year-old Jack Andraka to design a cheaper, more sensitive cancer detector. After Andraka’s proposal to build and test his idea for a pancreatic cancer detector was rejected from 199 labs, the teen landed at Johns Hopkins. There, he built his device using inexpensive strips of filter paper, carbon nanotubes and antibodies sensitive to mesothelin, a protein found in high levels in people with pancreatic cancer. When dipped in blood or urine, the mesothelin adheres to these antibodies and is detectable by predictable changes in the nanotubes’ electrical conductivity. In preliminary tests, Andraka’s invention has shown 100 percent accuracy. It also finds cancers earlier than current methods, costs a mere 3 cents and earned the high schooler the 2012 Intel Science Fair grand prize.

Jack Andraka

A paper on carbon nanotubes, a biology lecture on antibodies and a flash of insight led 15-year-old Jack Andraka to design a cheaper, more sensitive cancer detector. After Andraka’s proposal to build and test his idea for a pancreatic cancer detector was rejected from 199 labs, the teen landed at Johns Hopkins. There, he built his device using inexpensive strips of filter paper, carbon nanotubes and antibodies sensitive to mesothelin, a protein found in high levels in people with pancreatic cancer. When dipped in blood or urine, the mesothelin adheres to these antibodies and is detectable by predictable changes in the nanotubes’ electrical conductivity. In preliminary tests, Andraka’s invention has shown 100 percent accuracy. It also finds cancers earlier than current methods, costs a mere 3 cents and earned the high schooler the 2012 Intel Science Fair grand prize.

Jack Sim

Widely known as Mr Toilet, Jack Sim broke the global taboo of toilet and sanitation by bringing the agenda to global media centre-stage. After attaining financial independence, he retired from business to devote the rest of his life to social work. In 1998 he founded the Restroom Association of Singapore and the World Toilet Organization (WTO) in 2001, a global network and service platform for toilet associations to promote sound sanitation and public health policies. WTO declared November 19th as World Toilet Day which has now been adopted as Official UN World Toilet Day. In 2004 Mr Sim was awarded the Singapore Green Plan Award for his contribution to the environment. He is also an Ashoka Global Fellow and Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum. Time Magazine named him Hero of the Environment in 2008.

Jack Sim

Widely known as Mr Toilet, Jack Sim broke the global taboo of toilet and sanitation by bringing the agenda to global media centre-stage. After attaining financial independence, he retired from business to devote the rest of his life to social work. In 1998 he founded the Restroom Association of Singapore and the World Toilet Organization (WTO) in 2001, a global network and service platform for toilet associations to promote sound sanitation and public health policies. WTO declared November 19th as World Toilet Day which has now been adopted as Official UN World Toilet Day. In 2004 Mr Sim was awarded the Singapore Green Plan Award for his contribution to the environment. He is also an Ashoka Global Fellow and Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum. Time Magazine named him Hero of the Environment in 2008.

James Glattfelder

James Glattfelder is currently a researcher in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich where is trying to understand the interactions in the world's economy from a complexity and big data perspective. First, a physicist and then a researcher, he found himself amazed by the level of understanding we have in regards to the physical world and universe around us. He wondered: how can we move toward a similar understanding of human society?

Jamie Edwards

Not many 13-year-olds would describe themselves as an "amateur nuclear scientist." That's precisely what Jamie Edwards calls himself. When most kids his age are off playing video games, Edwards stays late after school to work on a control panel for a nuclear fusion reactor. At 13 years old, Jamie Edwards became the youngest person ever to achieve nuclear fusion by colliding the nuclei of hydrogen atoms via inertial electrostatic confinement in his school lab. When Jamie told his headmaster about his plan to build the nuclear reactor and asked for funding, the reply was “Will it blow up the school?” Jamie got the funding, and rest assured, the school still stands. For his next project, Jamie – who wants to be a nuclear engineer or work in theoretical physics – has his sights on building a miniature hadron collider.

Jay Bregman

Jay is co-founder and CEO of Verifly –which make drones go higher, further, and safer. Verifly’s trust network gives pilots, OEMs, and regulators assurance that their products will operate as intended, conforming with all applicable regulation. Verifly believes making drones trustworthy will improve pilot experience across the spectrum of [applications][missions][flight profiles] and vastly grow [and accelerate] UAS market and social impact. Jay co-founded Verifly with Eugene Hertz, who most recently co-founded, built, and sold Quidsi (diapers.com, soap.com) to Amazon for $540M. Previously Jay co-founded London-based HAILO, a network that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers using a tool which helps make cabbies’ days more sociable–and profitable.

Juliet Mitchell

Professor Juliet Mitchell is a renowned British psychoanalyst and social feminist She is a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association and the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is also an Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies, University of Cambridge where she is a Founder-Director of the Centre for Gender Studies. Among her widely translated books are: Women: the Longest Revolution, Psychoanalysis and Feminism, Mad Men and Medusas, Siblings, Sex and Violence.

Kate Russell

Kate Russell is a journalist, reporter and author who has been writing about gaming, technology and the Internet since 1995. Best known for weekly appearances on BBC technology programme Click, she is a frequent face on TV, radio and in magazines as a technology expert, with regular columns in National Geographic Traveller and BBC Focus. She is author of two books; Working the Cloud, a business book about the internet and Elite: Mostly Harmless, her debut science fiction novel based in the gaming world of Elite, which achieved over 400% of its funding goal on Kickstarter. In addition, Kate speaks regularly at technology events and conferences and in schools and universities, inspiring the next generation of technologists.

Kate Russell

Kate Russell is a journalist, reporter and author who has been writing about gaming, technology and the Internet since 1995. Best known for weekly appearances on BBC technology programme Click, she is a frequent face on TV, radio and in magazines as a technology expert, with regular columns in National Geographic Traveller and BBC Focus. She is author of two books; Working the Cloud, a business book about the internet and Elite: Mostly Harmless, her debut science fiction novel based in the gaming world of Elite, which achieved over 400% of its funding goal on Kickstarter. In addition, Kate speaks regularly at technology events and conferences and in schools and universities, inspiring the next generation of technologists.

Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking is an author and the original creator of the George Greenby books, a series of adventure stories which aim to explain complex science to a young audience through dramatic storytelling. Lucy works with a range of distinguished scientists on the George Greenby series, including her very well-known father, Stephen Hawking. Currently, the George Greenby series is in development with Canadian animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment to become an animated television series. Lucy studied Modern Languages at Oxford before becoming a journalist. She wrote for newspapers and magazines and then moved into publishing with two comedy novels for adults. While working on the George series, Lucy spent a year as Distinguished Writer in residence at the Origins Project, ASU where she was also Visiting International Scholar at the Institute of Humanities Research.

Massimo Machiori

Professor Massimo Marchiori is an Italian mathematician and computer scientist currently a research scientist at the MIT Computer Science Lab and research professor at the University of Venice. He was the creator of HyperSearch, a search engine where the results were based not only on single page ranks, but on the relationship between single pages and the rest of the Web. Afterwards, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin cited HyperSearch when they introduced PageRank, Google's magic formula that sorts Web pages by counting the number and quality of links to each from around the Internet. . Massimo has been chief editor of the world standard for privacy on the Web (P3P), and co-author of the companion APPEL specification. The computer scientist has also developed the World Wide Web Consortiums Internet privacy standards. He has also been awarded the TR35 prize by Technology Review (the best 35 researchers in the world under the age of 35).

Massimo Machiori

Professor Massimo Marchiori is an Italian mathematician and computer scientist currently a research scientist at the MIT Computer Science Lab and research professor at the University of Venice. He was the creator of HyperSearch, a search engine where the results were based not only on single page ranks, but on the relationship between single pages and the rest of the Web. Afterwards, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin cited HyperSearch when they introduced PageRank, Google's magic formula that sorts Web pages by counting the number and quality of links to each from around the Internet. . Massimo has been chief editor of the world standard for privacy on the Web (P3P), and co-author of the companion APPEL specification. The computer scientist has also developed the World Wide Web Consortiums Internet privacy standards. He has also been awarded the TR35 prize by Technology Review (the best 35 researchers in the world under the age of 35).

Robin Ince

Robin Ince is a British stand-up comedian, actor and writer. On his own and as part of the BBC4 radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage, Robin Ince makes science-friendly comedy with pals like Brian Cox, Ben Goldacre and Simon Singh. TIMC just won the Best Speech Programme at the 2011 Sony Radio Awards, the first science program to win in ... aeons.

Sarah De Warren

The bright lights of stardom are the prerogative of young girls everywhere, and Sarah de Warren was no exception, honing her skills on the streets of hometown Dorset to perform covers by the age of 13. However, it wasn't until she started writing and recording her own material a year later that her interest in the technical side of music production developed, inspiring her to study maths and physics as well as music- something she has continued with a degree in Audio Acoustics.

Sophia Wallace

Sophia Wallace is an American conceptual artist and photographer. Through the use of images, video and mixed media, she explores alterity. Wallace’s focus is how otherness is constructed visually on the gendered, sexualized, racialized body. Wallace has presented her work in major exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including Kunsthalle Wien Museum, Art Basel Miami, Scope NY, Taschen Gallery and Aperture Gallery among others. She was awarded PDN's Curator Award, Critic's Pick by the Griffin Museum, American Photography AP-25 and ArtSlant's Showcase Award. Her work has been reviewed in BLOUIN Art Info, The New Yorker, Salon, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Hyperallergic and Bitch Magazine, among other publications.

Organizing team

Mishal
Saeed

Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
Organizer

Uzair F.
Butt

Lahore, Pakistan
Co-organizer
  • Michael Metcalf
    Media Director & Chief Editor
  • Umair Sadiq
    Marketing Director
  • Mike Stephens
    IT Director