You can find out more about TEDxOldham at www.tedxoldham.com
Professor Monica Grady, leading British space scientist
Tim O’Brien, Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Andy Powell, mastermind of the Hack Oldham Maker Space
Johnny Chiodini, Senior producer at Eurogamer.com
Rebecca Rae – Activist. Strategist. Working with Reason Digital and Pirate Party UK
Dr. Natalie Butcher, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University
Nancy Elizabeth, musician and performer
Jacqueline Hall, Oxfam Fashion worker
The event, which will be a place for communities to come together, will put Oldham on the map as a forward thinking borough with fresh ideas.
TED is a non-profit internationally known brand that started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment and design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. - a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Our event is called TEDxOldham, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxOldham event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The event will take place on February 27 in the performance space in Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre.
A number of speakers, who have a unique story or an unusual perspective and who can convey it in a dynamic way, have already been approached.