Speakers named for TEDx Bath 2019

By Nick Batten on 13 September, 2019

TEDx Bath – a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a ‘TED-like experience’ – has announced the full line-up of speakers for its 2019 ‘Echoes of the City’ event as it celebrates its second year.

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading,’ often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers.

Showcasing a range of individual perspectives, stories and knowledge from 10 inspirational speakers, the talks are being held from 1 pm at The Holbourne Museum, on Saturday 21st September.

The one-day programme – which seeks to inspire change among the community – sees James Shone, founder of the charity I Can & I Am, take to the stage. His work to deliver impactful speeches in the education space focuses on positive messaging around what people can do and achieve. He therefore names his talk, ‘Inflating balloons of self-belief.’

Composer and software developer, Larkhall and Associate Professor at UWE, Shawn Sobers are also among the line-up on the day.

Audiences will hear from a wealth of inspirational speakers from sectors including engineering, community and science and tech. Although tickets for the event sold out within a matter of days, it will still be available to view through a public live stream, connecting the city to the heart of the talks.

TEDxBath is keen to ensure that compelling messaging is translated across the World Heritage City – and beyond.

Other announced speakers include:

  • Cat Jarman – Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol and Director of the independent research unit Munin Archaeology
  • Frances Fox – Sixth Form Student at King Edwards’ School
  • Lynn Wilson – Founder of Circular Economy Wardrobe
  • Jo Dolby – Hub Leader at Oasis Bath
  • Jayne Rochford-Smith – Headteacher of St Andrew’s Church School
  • Harpinder Collacott – Executive Director of Development Initiatives
  • Doug Laughlen – Founder of Applied Alchemy

Those who were not able to secure tickets will be able to watch the live stream via Facebook or at The Bath Brewhouse from 1pm onwards. Further updates will be announced via the TEDxBath social media channels – as well as a link to the Facebook live stream.

Pictured above: A photograph of the core TEDx Bath team