On September 23rd 2013, TEDxAlbertopolis will become the first TEDx event ever held at the Royal Albert Hall and will be an afternoon of inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining talks exploring how art and science fit together in the modern world.
This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will consist of a half-day of inspiring and entertaining talks exploring how science, medicine and technology coexist with the arts in modern society. Inspired by the TEDx message of inclusivity and access to all, TEDxAlbertopolis is aimed at students and professionals, academics and non-academics, families and young people alike: if you have a curious mind, TEDxAlbertopolis will be for you.
Drawing on the rich history of Albertopolis, the event will take inspiration from the area's founding principle that the Arts and Sciences should work side by side for the public good. It is deeply fitting that such an event will take place at the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, the world's most famous stage. Not just providing a venue for some of the world’s most popular artists, it is a charity dedicated to increasing access to the arts and sciences, supporting the cultural life of the country and to inspire future generations.
London, SW7 2AP
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
Professor Dame Sally DaviesChief Medical Officer for England
David Braben FREngComputer game designer and co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation
John HalpernCryptic crossword setter for The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph
Nicholas McCarthyThe only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music
Max BarclayCollections Manager at the Natural History Museum
Roland LambDesigner, entrepreneur and inventor of the Seaboard
Hannah RedlerHead of Media Space and Arts Programme at the Science Museum
Julia LohmannDesign Resident in the Department of Seaweed at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Daniel GlaserDirector of Science Gallery London, Scientist in Residence at the ICA, and formerly Head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust
Deirdre MurphyCurator of the collections at the Historic Royal Palaces
Ryan FrancoisAward-winning choreographer and one of the foremost authorities on authentic jazz dance styles associated with the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Jessica ThomCo-founder of Touretteshero, artist and author of Welcome to Biscuit Land
Kieran LongSenior curator of contemporary architecture, design and digital at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Andrew ShobenArtist and founder of greyworld
Anna PermanSpeaker Co-ordinator
Will Douglas HeavenStoryteller
Katya-yani VyasSponsorship Director
Davis SilisCreative Director
Kelly OakesSocial Media
Alice JamiesonSpeaker Researcher
Jenny ChapmanCommunications Officer
Jade HoffmanVideo Producer
Nicky GuttridgeWebsite Co-editor
Jonathan KimWeb Developer
Harry LachenmayerWeb Developer
Philip KentSystem Adminstrator
Jeshua MaxeyVolunteer Co-ordinator
Flora MaleinWebsite Co-editor
Poppy IllsleyVideo Producer/Editor