Saturday 10th July 2021
Live in person & online from The Arena Theatre

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TEDxWolverhampton is back for 2021!

Live in person and online from The Arena Theatre

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TEDxWolverhampton 2021

Our theme for TEDxWolverhampton 2021 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 2021 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

Speakers will be announced soon – follow us online for details!

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The Performers

More details on performers coming soon…

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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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