I’ve just booked up for my first Ted X event. I went to a networking party in Cambridge last week and those two syllables were on many people’s lips. “Have you booked for Ted X yet?” I was asked numerous times.
I must admit I am a Ted X novice, but I really like its ethos of the world’s leading thinkers and doers sharing their knowledge in an 18 minute speech. 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 even Gordon Brown.
It first started in California 25 years ago and has grown globally, and I have just signed up for the TED X Granta conference in Cambridge next February 15 which is entitled “Women Shaping the Future.” It will highlight how Cambridge women have shaped the world and are continuing to shape the future and speakers include Anne Miller, described as one of the world’s most prolific female inventors and author of How To Get Your Ideas Adopted (And Change The World).
Tickets are selling fast and include an option of staying on for dinner at the venue, The Moller Centre at Churchill College which I could not resist.Â There is an early bird discount which expires the end of the week, and like minded folk can book their tickets at this link.