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Theme: Sowing the seeds

Nottingham, United Kingdom
December 8th, 2012

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About this event

This event came from the idea that the University of Nottingham has a lot to potentially showcase. We've decided to focus particularly on the 'entrepreneurship' and 'sustainability' themes of the university, as signified in our own theme. This still gives us the latitude to focus on a broad selection of talks that can come from any background within the Uni.

Our Aims

We have a couple things we would like to accomplish through this event.

Firstly, we'd like to find interesting research, knowledge and perspectives from within the Uni and have those shared to a potentially wider/different audience through the platform of a TEDx talk.

Secondly, we want the event to be a collaborative effort involving both students and staff from all backgrounds within the Uni. This is in keeping with the the style of a lot of other TEDx's and through this we hope to be able to produce and event that is creative, entertaining and interesting.

Thirdly, we want to create a focal point around which TED-interested students/staff within the University can gather. It can be a place where we share and discuss talks from around the world, and then engage in the conversation and actions taking place within the global TED/TEDx community


Getting involved

If you wish to join the planning team or volunteer for the event you can email us at mail@tedxuon.com. The event is a collaborative effort within the University and would be run entirely through the support of volunteer team members.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Ed Copeland
    Ed Copeland is a theoretical physicist at the University of Nottingham, his area of research is possibly one of the most exciting areas in science – attempting to understand the origin of the Universe. By looking at the original seeds of creation Ed attempts to understand much about the structure and future evolution of the Universe.
  • Paul Kirkham
    Paul Kirkham is a researcher in the field of entrepreneurial creativity with the university’s UNIEI. He is co-deviser of the problem solving process taught at NUBS and described in ‘Ingenuity in Practice – A Guide for Clear Thinking’. Paul regularly does mentoring sessions on creativity and idea generation within the Nottingham University Business School.
  • Angela Dy
    Angela “El Dia” Martinez Dy is a poet + writer, student, educator, and hip-hop femmecee. An original member of isangmahal arts kollective, seminal voices of the Asian American spoken word and performance poetry movement, she later co-founded Youth Speaks Seattle, Seattle’s premier spoken word organization for youth, and served as director from 2005-2009.
  • Ben Curtis
  • Tim Mullett
    Tim grew up in a small village in Somerset, near to Cheddar. Before starting his undergraduate degree he took a gap year during which he lived in Malawi volunteering as a teacher at a school so rural, the nearest patch of tarmac was over 10 miles away!
  • Rob Brown
    Rob Brown is a motivational business speaker and international authority on personal marketing, networking, executive presence, referrals and reputations. He is Head of the Global Networking Council (the world’s top 200 networking thought leaders, authors and gurus).
  • Salvador Garcia Bernal
    Salvador is a third year PhD student in Computer Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has worked in the last two years on an alternative solution for obtaining better videos based on the High Dynamic Range technique.
  • Lei Zhang
    Lei is a third year PhD student in chemistry at the University of Nottingham, he has been working on developing the solution for targeted in vivo delivery of drugs and imaging agents, using customized delivery to achieve better therapeutic effect at specific sites such as tumours.
  • Phillipa Main
    Her career so far has taken her from design in point of sale to interiors and architecture. She believes that design is really about understanding and connecting people with the world around them; whether its products, services or the built environment. What is key is understanding and involving people in the design process and helping to provide relevant and fun new ideas.

Venue and Details

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

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Arvinda Rampersad
Nottingham, United Kingdom

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