TEDxDHFastStream, a corporate TEDx event organised by the UK Department of Health gathered together around 40 members of the Department's graduate talent management scheme. Noone in the audience had previously attended a TED or TEDx event so it proved to be a real learning experience, as well as a huge change from any other corporate events they had been to before.
We had a great range of speakers from the worlds of journalism, academia, politics, medicine and campaigning/non-profit and showed videos by Hans Rosling, Elizabeth Pisani and Alain de Botton. Talks included using best practice from random trials in medicine for new policy in Government, the need for "silo busting" across domains, the importance of awareness-raising amongst the general population on female genital mutilation and the success of the TRIMM programme among combat troops in the UK armed forces.
Feedback received from attendees about TEDxDHFastStream included "the only thing anyone could say would be to say how good it was;" "Every aspect was extremely impressive, enjoyable and relevant" and "it was brilliant - interesting, different and innovative."
A video was made of the event to share with other members of the Department not able to be present on the day.