Saturday 7th November 2020 live online

Join us on Saturday 7th November
1pm – 5pm

Event Running Order

  • Event Start
  • TEDx Official Video
  • Welcome with curator Clare Roberts-Molloy and hosts Dr Martin Khechara & Tonia Daley-Campbell.

Session 1

  • Mathilde Petford – This is a Family Matter
  • Hesham Abdalla – Hexitime: Give an Hour, Get a lot more back
  • Josh Bleasby – Data and Deception: The Internet of Things
  • Alex Vann (Performance)
  • Break

Session 2

  • Thea Roberts – Breaking the Selfish Cycle on gender diversity: Stop over fishing the female talent pool
  • Iman Hussain – Unlocking the lockdown
  • Laura Cotterill – Deconstruct the digital; paradigm to the physical
  • Tom Llewellyn – The Response: Building Collective Resilience in the wake of disasters
  • Dave Pitt (Performance)

Close & Thanks

Join us for the After Show Zoom Event – Meet the Speakers (link will be emailed to ticket holders)

TEDxWolverhampton 2020

Our theme for TEDxWolverhampton 2020 is Ctrl+Alt+Del where we’ll be exploring ‘control’ within society, ‘alternative ways’ of thinking and ideas, approaches and concepts that have been or need deleting to enable us and our communities to grow.

Ctrl+Alt+Del, or the three-finger salute, is the commonly known combination of keys on a PC keyboard, used to re-boot the system.  However, it was never meant for public knowledge. In fact, it came about by mistake and was for computer developers’ fingers only…

…unfortunately, or fortunately, dependent on you point of view, the information was accidently included in IBM’s technical reference manual and released to the public. The rest, as they say, is history!

At TEDxWolverhampton 2020 we’re exploring ideas that challenge, turn long held and accepted norms on their heads, challenge the status quo and reset and reboot our thinking.

So, get ready to give the three-finger salute to your old ways of thinking and open your mind to ideas worth sharing!

#tedxwolverhampton #ctrlaltdel #3fingersalute

The Speakers

We have 7 speakers who will be talking about powerful and diverse topics, we’re sure they won’t disappoint!

The Performers

As well as our stellar line up of speakers, we’re bringing you some wonderful Wulfrunians in the shape of our performers…

Partner With Us

We have a number of ways that businesses and people of Wolverhampton can be part of this experience either as a partner or guest at the event.

Partners can support us through individual packages which give you the choice in the level of time or investment you can make. Whether a small business or a large organisation, we want to give everyone equal opportunity to join us.

The event will be filmed and linked to the global brand which enables us to reach a worldwide audience.

If you’d like to become a TEDxWolverhampton partner, please email

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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxWolverhampton, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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