Saturday 4th April 2020 @ Arena Theatre

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!

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Watch the 2019 Talks

There were so many wonderful, insightful and inspiring talks at the very first TEDxWolverhampton in 2019 – rewatch the talks here!

ALL THE BEST PEOPLE ARE M.A.D! - Jules Mitchell
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BALANCING THE POLITICAL EQUATION: THE POWER OF SEEING OURSELVES AS ENOUGH - Alexia Pepper de Caires

Same Hats, Different Heads: Social Capital - Jessica Labhart

Regeneration through Culture: Building Spaces for Communities - Hannah Taylor 

OPEN DATA, SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES, LET’S CUT THE CRAP!  - Nathan Coyle 

Mindset Gap - Get Out of Your Own Way - Zoe Bennett

Activating Lived Experience to Create Social Change - Sunny Dhadley

CUT THE ARTS, CUT HUMANITY’S GROWTH - Natalie Cutler

THE ILLUSION OF RUDENESS – THE MYTH OF RESPECT - Richard Burnell

USING THE ARTS TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND REDUCE CRIME - Laura Caulfield

Why Resilience is a Social Skill - Darren Harris

Overcoming you Fear of Speaking Foreign Languages - Ellen De Visser

UNCOVERING THE OVERLOOKED: BLACK COUNTRY PLACE-IDENTITY - Robert Francis

HOW I LIVE A ZERO WASTE LIFE (ALMOST) EVERY DAY - Charlotte Watkivs

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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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