Flagship 2018 – Rose Theatre Kingston

TEDxKingstonUponThames 2018 – Out of Order

Saturday 20th January 2018 – 11am – 7pm

The only constant is change. It’s all around us. At home, at work. Online, offline. In our city streets, in our phones, in the way we view the world. It’s exciting, yet disconcerting.

This year, TEDxKingstonUponThames explores ‘Out of Order’ and the many different interpretations of that phrase; change, disruption, sub-cultures, a broken situation, radical solutions, a different way of looking at things…

From technology and design to adventure, culture and the way we live and work now and in the future, our speakers will delve into some of the most challenging questions of modern life.

Our full line-up of around  speakers will be updated here when available.

Rebecca Lowe – Challenging the Middle Eastern Myth

Fed up of western stereotypes, Rebecca undertook a 10,000 km solo bike ride to discover the real Middle East.

David Harkin – Could a 4 Year Old Change the World?

What makes a world-changing idea? David wonders whether a 4 year old could provide the answer.

Jenny Andersson – Managers, Who Needs Them?

After researching hundreds of business types, Jenny discovered that the happiest were those without managers.

Janina Heron – Why Tone of Voice is the Key to a Better Life

We use our voice countless times every single day. But do we truly understand what it says about us?

Lorraine Chademunhu – Life With a “Man’s Voice”

Living life with a man’s voice has forced Lorraine to tackle what it really means to be her.

Ali Hannon – Gender as a Performance

How do we perform gender? Ali explores this question though their lens as a queer comedy performer

Ivan Mazour – Our Expectations are Outgrowing Our Innovation

As consumers our demands on companies keep growing, and regulators can’t keep up. Ivan has a solution.

James Finlayson – Breaking News: Fake Facts in the Age of Churnalism

What’s more important, the truth – or a good story? James looks at how the media is skewing towards clickbait.

Dr. Robin Fawcett – Saving the NHS

Robin’s experience as a GP counters the traditional media narrative. She shares her ideas on how to save the NHS.

Mariéme Jamme – From Nothing to Disruption

Entrepreneur Mariéme Jamme is on a mission to enable 1 million women and girls coders by 2030.

Judith Ish-Horowicz MBE – Bringing Young & Old Together: The Inter-generational Nursery

Pioneering educators Ali and Judtih founded the UK’s first inter-generational nursey in Wandsworth.

Graham Buckingham – The Terrifying Truth About Sharks

73 million sharks are killed each year, many through the cruel practice of ‘finning’. Graham has an urgent call to action to stop this.