The first TEDx event is the Swansea area went brilliantly and featured inspiring and insightful talks from a variety of professionals and guest speakers both local and regional - here is the confirmed speaker list:
Professor Rory Wilson - 'Reading runes in animal movement'
This lecture will talk about new approaches for elucidating animal movement using state-of-the-art animal-attached tags and new, clever software for visualizing data.
Professor Harold Thimbleby – 'Bad design to die for'
Many computerized devices in hospitals have bad user interfaces, which encourage and cause errors. Instead of blaming nurses when things go wrong, we ought to be improving design.
Benjamin Clifford - 'Poems from an Urban Clearway'
The talk will comprise of a selection of poems from my book 'Poems from an Urban Clearway'. Each poem will be discussed with reference to creating a clear way for myself through life.
Vikki Butler - 'Social inclusion and why it matters'
Drawing on approaches from person centered planning, community development, social anthropology and current social research in Wales I pose the question: What is social exclusion, and what are the costs of not having an inclusive society?
Stu Wootton - 'The idiots guide to DIY music making'
So how easy is it to be a DIY musician? Let's find out shall we? using gear we borrow or own, the talk will be a commentary on the methods and logic we used to create music on a tiny budget and how you can do it too.
Brian Spinks - 'The Invention of Telescopes: new horizons for Science'
A look at the past, present and future of telescopes in science and how the telescope shaped much more than our view of the cosmos, influencing many elements of everyday science.
Bryan Breeze - 'Transcending The Moment: The Nature of Time'
We all understand time, don’t we? Perhaps there is just a little more to it than we appreciate.
Bryan Areington – 'The real impact of young people'
Having worked around the world with young people whom are often written off or misunderstood by society, Bryan speaks about how these young people are making a real and noticeable change in their communities, despite their circumstances, utilizing their experiences to make a positive change not only in their lives but also the lives of others.
Rachel Noble – 'Autism - dispelling the myths'
Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders are surrounded by myths, fallacies and misunderstandings. This talk aims to promote better awareness and understanding of the disorder in both the public and in Autism professionals.
Great thanks to Paul Knowles for filming the entire event - the videos will be linked very soon!