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Theme: Rethink your definition.

London, United Kingdom
March 9th, 2013

About this event

By its very name, TED is a fundamentally cross-cutting endeavour that challenges the boundaries between the fields of technology, entertainment, and design. This year, TEDxLSE will take this concept to a new level by creating a full-day conference around the theme of RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION.

By selecting speakers who have challenged themselves to think beyond their usual boundaries, the 2013 TEDxLSE conference will showcase the fact that the best form of innovation is BORDERLESS. Whether innovating beyond the limits of their profession, across geographical barriers, or between divided cultures, the speakers at this year's conference have reinvented themselves by THINKING - and INNOVATING - OUTSIDE THE BOX.

In addition to a full-day of TED talks, attendees will have the chance to interact with speakers and challenge themselves to rethink their understanding of innovation. Ultimately, as the cornerstone of the TEDxLSE experience, the 2013 TEDxLSE conference aims to inspire innovative thinking and innovative action.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Helen Scales
    Helen Scales is a marine biologist, a reporter, and a writer. Her first book, Poseidon’s Steed, explores the secret lives of seahorses and the enduring fascination of human society for these elusive sea creatures.
  • Beau Lotto
    Beau Lotto is the founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science lab. His current research explores the peculiarities of human perception – the capacity to derive meaning from an inherently meaningless environment.
  • Paul Ormerod
    Paul Ormerod is an economist and the author of many best-selling books. His most recent book, Positive Linking, explores how the power of networks can revolutionize the world.
  • Karine Rathle
    Karine Rathle is a dancer, a choreographer, a teacher, a rehearsal director and a researcher in dance science. Building on the field of somatics, she integrates a scientific understanding of kinetics into both her practice and her teaching.
  • Ella Saltmarshe
    Ella Saltmarshe was trained as an anthropologist and has spent the last decade working on communications innovation in international development. She advises NGOs, donors and governments on strategic philanthropy, public policy and social change, with a particular focus on the environment.
  • Rob Symington
    Rob Symington is the founder of Escape The City, an online platform that connects young graduates and professionals unfulfilled by corporate jobs with opportunities outside the world of finance.
  • Vinay Nair
    Vinay Nair is an LSE graduate currently working in business development with the Acumen Fund, an organization that promotes entrepreneurial approaches to resolving global poverty.
  • Helen Arney
    Helen Arney is a comedian with a special interest in physics. She combines science with song, mixes education with entertainment, and sees them not as two cultures but as one subject more commonly known as awesome stuff.
  • Martin Zaltz Austwick
    Martin Austwick is a lecturer in advanced spatial analysis at UCL, where he focuses his research on global dynamics, dynamic networks and methods of visualizing complex systems.

Venue and Details

London School of Economics (LSE)
Houghton Street
London, WC2A2AE
United Kingdom
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Christian Busch
London, United Kingdom

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Jonathan Jeutner

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