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The University of Nottingham

The Event

2014 sees our second annual TEDx event here at UoN. On Sunday 6th April at the Business School South, we’ll be inviting 12 speakers and 3 performers to share their ideas with our 400 person audience. The day will be packed with great ideas, food, activities, workshops, interactive experiments, film, music, dance and creativity. Check out our social media channels to keep tabs on our plans!

The Community

TEDx events are all about community and bringing together people from a huge range of backgrounds and experiences. Our international and diverse team are keen to engage local schools and charities in the event and we are working closely with students at Nottingham Trent to create a series of spin-off salons in the run up to Sunday 6th April.

The Legacy

Our event is just the starting point to the TEDx ethos. From there we’ll look at hosting more regular meetups, TEDx Salon events and Actions. We’ll also engage with the wider TEDx community by participating in TEDx Live events and other collaborative efforts, and keep building our society which has grown rapidly in its first year of affiliation with the University.



Our Speakers


We will be inviting 12 speakers to speak for 12 minutes each and 3 performances throughout the day as well. 


Over the coming weeks we will share ideas for each person throughout our social media and give sneak snippets of what they are planning to share with the audience. 


The Tickets


Our ticketing has now opened! 


You can purchase tickets for TEDxUoN through our ticketing page or via the button below. 

The Venue

Our fantastic venue for this year’s event is the Business School South on Jubilee Campus. It’s been the home of several great conferences in the past, but nothing quite like TEDxUoN 2014. 


It’s easily accessible by public transport, with ample free parking for anyone travelling via car. 


The Team

We’re always looking to build our team. We’re a very grassroots society and anyone with enthusiasm and passion for sharing ideas is always welcome!


Head over to our facebook group to check out the latest events, or send us a message if you want to get involved in creating this year’s or future events.






About TEDx

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.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Edinburgh, UK.


TED’s media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


For more on TED, check out some of their talks on, and follow their updates at:

• @TEDTalks on Twitter

• TED on Facebook

also, for information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit



09:45 – 10:15


10:15 – 11:30

Session A

11:30 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:00


Session B

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:15

Session C

15:15 – 15:45


15:45 – 17:00

Session D


Business School South, University of Nottingham

Based on the Jubilee Campus, the Business School South is one of Jubilee Campus’ most striking buildings.


The main event will be held in the largest lecture theatre on campus, with room for 400 attendees on Sunday 6th April.


The building also hosts several smaller rooms where break-out activities will be held throughout the day. With stunning views of Jubilee Lake and an outside terrace overlooking the campus, it  is the perfect venue for TEDxUoN 2014. 


Our ticketing is  now open!


 At just £7, our tickets not only give you access to TEDxUoN 2014, but also lunch, drinks and snacks throughout!


For the price of a few cups of coffee, you can experience an amazing event on your doorstep.


Click the button below to get yours now.




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Sowing the seeds – A poem

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When you think of a seed what do you see?
A small spec lost in the crowd,
tossed, trampled, sowed and ploughed.
Or can you see what we see?
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Wondering if you should join our TEDxUoN team?


Maybe this will help you out a bit.


TEDx events are so much more than your run-of-the-mill talk shop, and they usually attract certain types of people. On our team you will have the opportunity to work within a diverse and passionate group of people who all believe in the ideals of the community and in the power of ‘ideas worth spreading’. Continue Reading

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