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London, United Kingdom
April 5th, 2012

About this event

TEDxHackneyChange will broadcast live from TEDxChange.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a strategic partner of the TEDx program, and together we teamed up for a very special project called TEDxChange -- an initiative devoted to ideas worth spreading in the areas of global health and development. The TEDxChange team works with TEDx organizers around the world to help facilitate meaningful discussions on topics such as vaccines, polio, malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn child health, and agricultural development. The TEDxChange initiative also includes a global signature event convened by Melinda Gates and broadcast across the TEDx community.

Speakers: Melinda Gates, Jeff Chapin, Sven Giegold, Theo Sowa, Baaba Maal.

More details at www.tedxhackney.com

Confirmed Speakers

  • Peter Tatchell
    Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967. He is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party. Peter is also the Green Party’s spokesperson on human rights. Through the Peter Tatchell Foundation, he campaigns for human rights in Britain and internationally. A summary of his motives, morality and methods is here: http://www.petertatchell.net/biography/motives.htm Peter’s key political inspirations are Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankurst, Martin Luther King and, to some extent, Malcolm X and Rosa Luxembourg. He has adapted many of their methods to his contemporary non-violent struggle for human rights – and invented a few of his own.
  • Saci Lloyd
    Saci Lloyd was born in Manchester, but raised in Anglesey where she spent a lot of time lost in nature or down by the shore. Saci returned to Manchester as an undergraduate, but soon quit University for a life of glamour. At various points in the glitz she has worked as a very bad cartoonist, toured the States in a straightedge band, run an interactive media team at an advertising agency, co-founded a film company and finally wound up as head of media at NewVIc. She's now stepped down from that post, but continues her association with the college. Her first novels, The Carbon Diaries series came out September 2010 to critical acclaim and have been optioned by Company Pictures. They have been translated into fifteen languages. Photo by Emli Bendixen Her new book, Momentum was released on June 2nd and is already doing really well. Everything Starts Right Here, Right Now! Saci has just finished her latest book, Quantum Drop, which will be released in February of next year.

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Venue and Details

The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios
Hackney Downs Studios
Amhurst Terrace
London, E8 2BT
United Kingdom
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Event Type (what is this?) TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)

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Daniel Vais
London, United Kingdom

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