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Theme: Challenging the Unknown

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
November 3rd, 2011

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About this event

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

Confirmed Speakers

  • 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.

Venue and Details

The Fallibroome Academy
Priory Lane
Macclesfield, SK104AF
United Kingdom
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Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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Organizer 42559

Peter Rubery
Audlem Crewe, United Kingdom

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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