In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).
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Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of OxfordCameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He also serves as the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, based at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. Cameron has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges in the world’s leading journals (such as Nature and Science) and across disciplines including engineering, biology, philosophy, economics, public policy and law, drawing on degrees in law and engineering (Melbourne University) and masters and doctorate in economics (Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar). He has co-founded three successful businesses – Climate Bridge, Vivid Economics and Aurora Energy Research – and has provided advice on energy and environmental policy to government ministers (e.g. China, India, UK and Australia) and international institutions (e.g. UN, OECD, World Bank).
Art historian, writer, and textile artistFerren Gipson is a British-American art historian, writer, and textile artist. Her words can be found across mediums, including her books The Ultimate Art Museum (Phaidon) and Women’s Work (Frances Lincoln); articles in the Financial Times and WeTransfer’s online magazine WePresent; and the visual arts podcast Art Matters. She is a strong advocate for broadening the audience for art historical content, and topics in her research include explorations of the intersections between art and popular culture, highlighting the work of marginalised artists, and researching political themes in modern Chinese art. She has also delivered talks and hosted interviews for brands and institutions, including Tate, Esquire Magazine, National Gallery, The Design Museum and more. Within her textile art practice, she explores themes of labour, matrilineal connections, materiality, and colour. She is currently a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London.
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MBA student at London Business SchoolGeorges El Khoury is an MBA student at London Business School. Over the past two years, Georges dedicated much of his time volunteering in Impact Lebanon, an initiative hub for driven Lebanese around the world. During his time, he held several positions in the organization notably as initiative co-lead and board director. His volunteering experience piqued his interest in understanding the impact created by diaspora on their home countries, which drove him to further research the topic for his talk. Prior to his MBA, Georges worked for 4 years as a management consultant in Strategy& Middle East.
Statistician at the House of Commons Library (UK Parliament research)Georgina Sturge is a statistician at the House of Commons Library, which is the research service to the UK Parliament. She is part of a team that advises Members of Parliament from all parties on the use of statistics, and which carries out research for them in preparation for debates and other Parliamentary work. Her recent book, Bad Data: How Governments, Politicians and the Rest of Us Get Misled by Numbers (2022), shows where governments past and recent have come unstuck because they relied on flawed numerical data. She writes about how we can take a more critical approach to using numbers in an age in which data plays an increasingly powerful role. Georgina studied at the University of Oxford, the United Nations University and the University of Maastricht. She is an adviser to the Office for National Statistics and the University of Oxford’s Migration Observatory.
Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business SchoolJohn Mullins is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School. An award-winning teacher and scholar and one of the world’s foremost thought leaders in entrepreneurship, John brings to his teaching and research 20 years of executive experience in high-growth retailing firms, including two ventures he founded and one he took public. Since becoming an entrepreneurship professor in 1992, John has published five books, more than 50 cases, and more than 50 articles in a variety of outlets. John’s newest book, Break the Rules! The Six Counter-Conventional Mindsets of Entrepreneurs That Can Help Anyone Change the World (Jersey City: Wiley 2023), identifies what makes entrepreneurs “entrepreneurial” and provides a roadmap for how anyone can adopt and master these mindsets to challenge assumptions, overcome obstacles, mitigate risk, and perhaps change the world.
Singer/songwriterKeegan Flynn is an MBA student at London Business School. He has been playing music for almost 20 years, and writes and performs original indie/folk music. He is also a member of several LBS bands that play shows locally in London. Prior to his MBA, Keegan spent 6 years working in finance, startups, and venture capital in New York and Southeast Asia.
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Professor of Management Practice at London Business SchoolLynda Gratton is one of the foremost global thought-leaders on the future of work, named by ‘Business Thinkers 50’ as one of the top fifteen business thinkers and described as a ‘rock star’ teacher. Lynda is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, where she received the ‘teacher of the year’ award and designed and directs ‘the future of work’ elective, one of the school’s most popular electives. Over a decade ago Lynda founded HSM-Advisory, which has supported more than ninety companies around the world to future-proof their business strategy. Her eleven books have sold over a million copies and been translated into more than fifteen languages. Lynda serves as a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and co-chairs the WEF Council on Work, Wages and Job Creation. Lynda has sat on the advisory board of Japan’s Prime Minister Abe and serves on the advisory board of a number of global companies.
Executive Director of the Business & Human Rights Resource CentrePhil became Executive Director of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in 2013. Phil leads strategy and outreach globally, working with 80 global team members and allies. Programmes are focused on transforming business and investment models, especially in the just transition to net zero carbon, labour rights in supply chains, and rights in technology and civic freedoms. Phil sits on several external groups, including the Civil Society Advisory Group for Principles for Responsible Banking, the Expert Review Committee of the World Benchmarking Alliance, Climate Outreach’s Board, and the European Citizen’s Initiative for a Living Wage. Before joining the Resource Centre, Phil was Director of Campaigns and Policy at Oxfam GB, joining them after 11 years in Latin America working on human and indigenous rights.
Rangle Punjab De
Dance troupeRangle Punjab De is a UK based Bhangra group that specialises in the folk dance of Punjab. We aim to represent this dance form at a wide variety of corporate events, classes, showcases and national events. We are extremely proud of our Punjabi culture and hope to inspire and educate others about this amazing dance form. We are extremely grateful be given a platform such as TEDx to showcase our passion for Bhangra, to inspire others and to represent our community!
Head of Food Policy, Soil Association"The Meat Paradox" Rob Percival is a writer, campaigner and food policy expert. His commentary on food and farming has featured in the national press and on prime time television, and his writing has been shortlisted for the Guardian’s International Development Journalism Prize and the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Food Sustainability Media Award. His first book, The Meat Paradox, which explores the cognitive and cultural complexity of animal consumption, was published in 2022. Described by the Financial Times as ‘provocative, original and electrifying’, The Meat Paradox was serialised by BBC Radio 4 as their ‘Book of the Week’ in January of 2023. Rob works for the Soil Association, an organisation advocating for organic and regenerative food and farming. As the organisation’s Head of Food Policy, he leads campaigns and influencing in support of dietary change and food system transformation.
Singer/songwriterSabrina is a singer/songwriter who has a degree in International History from The London School of Economics. She began writing songs and gigging across London at age 14, and has supported bands such as Autoheart and The Bathers. When she was signed to Man in the Moon Records Sabrina released two singles, Write You Down and Babysit Your Happiness. Sabrina was also part of the 2020 Roundhouse Music Collective who opened for Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal on the main stage at the Roundhouse.
Founder of ZoEasy / Student at London Business SchoolSpandana is the Founder of ZoEasy, an award-winning social enterprise that matches blue-collar job seekers with ethical employment opportunities. The focus is on sustainable job creation at fair wages and reducing inequalities via technology and government / skill development partnerships. Spandana has established 20+ partnerships with a variety of stakeholders including State Governments, youth organisations such as One Young World, World Economic Forum Global Shapers, UN SDSN, and has raised funding from the likes of Credit Suisse via the UN Lead2030 Program and Expo 2020 Dubai. She has also won several awards including Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Enterprise for Peace Scholarship by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has been featured by prominent platforms such as the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Financial Times. Outside of work, she has also led the WEF Global Shapers Dubai Hub as Vice Curator and has launched several education / employment based projects as a result.
StudentTobenna Osuala is a 14-year-old, Black British secondary school student living in Tottenham. He has a passion for writing, art, evangelism, and business. Despite a number of physical, emotional and psychological issues, including autism and asthma, Toby has always had an excitement for education and the pursuit of knowledge. However, social interaction with his fellow pupils was sometimes difficult due to a feeling of awkwardness and reticence, caused in part by Asperger’s syndrome [ASD]. However, Toby has learned the importance of decision-making and believes that you can make up your mind to be confident and bold. Toby is currently attending secondary school in my area and getting ready to prepare for his GCSE’s, making friends along the way and working to improve his world using his new-found boldness and confidence.
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