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Theme: Challenging the Unknown

This event occurred on
November 3, 2011
9:30am - 12:30pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Macclesfield, CHE
United Kingdom

Our 3rd TEDxyouth@manchester conference was our best yet. We had a stunning line up of speakers and wonderful student performers. Our theme of Challenging the Unknown was designed to engage our audience of 450 17/18 year old students and help them appreciate how they might prepare to make an active contribution to a better future. The feedback we received suggests we achieved our aim and created that important 'Wow' factor. Our thanks go to the amazing line up of speakers, presenters, performers and organisers who made it all possible

The Fallibroome Academy
Priory Lane
Macclesfield, CHE, SK104AF
United Kingdom
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Jullian Baggini

One of the best known philosophers in the UK, Julian will ask the question 'Who is the Real You? He will draw on the research supporting his latest book 'The Ego Trick' and challenge our audience to reflect on their understanding of the 'Self'.

Sumi Connock

Head of Entertainment, ITV Studios, UK, Sumi has responsibility for creating some of the most popular shows on British TV. She will explain how ideas come to fruition and advise our audience about the qualities required to succeed in this challenging environment.

Michael Brooks

Leading Science Journalist and author, Dr Michael Brooks will tell us about 'Things That Dont Make Sense'. He will challenge our audience to be better scientists and reassure them that being confused is all part of the process.

Zella King

Senior Lecturer and AIM Innovation Fellow at Henley Business School, Zella will challenge our audience to reflect on the influence social networks have on creativity and the spread of ideas. She will advise our cohort of 'future leaders' on how they can shape their use of social networks for the common good.

Ed Stafford

Guiness World Record Holding Adventurer of the Year, Ed will recount his epic journey though South America. Our theme of 'Challenging the Unknown' could not be better expressed by his title: Walking the Amazon.

Organizing team


Audlem Crewe, United Kingdom
  • Andy Jones
    Director of Teaching and Learning D&T
  • Guy Milner
    Director of Teaching and Learning: Maths
  • Don Jones
    Director of Teaching and Learning: ICT
  • Loraine Wood
    Director of eLearning
  • Mark Payne
    Director of Performing Arts
  • Suzan Holder
    Parent Governor
  • Volker Hirsch
    Parent Governor
  • Alison Nuttall
    Conference administrator