This year we’re inviting you to “Stop, Collaborate, and Listen.” 

In a world that moves at an ever-increasing pace, the call to “Stop” prompts us all to reflect on the significance of pausing amidst the chaos, to examine societal norms and reassess our personal and professional journeys. 

The heart of our theme lies in “Collaborate,” emphasising the strength found in unity and shared efforts. We’re stronger when we work together rather than against each other.

The final component, “Listen,” challenges us to explore the art of active listening in a world filled with noise, and how, if we all understood the importance of empathy, fostered an open-mind, and promoted meaningful and non-judgemental dialogue, the world would be a better place.

“Stop, Collaborate, and Listen” is a call to action for us to explore ideas that transcend the ordinary, challenge the status quo, and ultimately provide a renewed sense of purpose!

Meet the Hosts


Meet our hosts for TEDxWolverhampton 2024…

Tonia Daley-Campbell

Tonia Daley-Campbell is a proud Wolverhampton actress, writer, director, producer, community activist and presenter. As a mother of 4 and a foster carer, she’s not shy of hard work.

Tonia runs her own drama group ACTS and is also the young children’s agent at Red Talent Management. Tonia is always very committed to finding and supporting hidden talent.

Currently Tonia is producing a  brand new Birmingham/West Midlands based TV series “Lucid The Dreamwalker” a psychological thriller and story of discovery, which will be featured at this years MCM comic con Birmingham NEC. Tonia sold out her local theatre Newhampton Arts Centre with her one act play “Dr King The Aftermath”, which was also featured on BBC news for black history month. Tonia has published her first book “39 steps to 40” and recently won 2 x awards at the Enter Stage Write competion, which saw her short play Truth performed in front of industry professionals from BBC, Channel 4, writers Guild, and ITV.

She has recently opened up a brand new TV, Film and Theatre production company called Themis Creative limited with Business partner and friend Oraine Johnson. Tonia is well known for her infectious laugh.

Dr Martin Khechara

Dr Martin Khechara has been an academic at the University of Wolverhampton for 10 years training the next generation of scientists for the NHS.

A former research scientist he specialises in microbiology and has an international research profile. Other than his role as an educator Martin is a science communicator, presenter, writer and performer and a keen proponent of the transformative nature of science technology engineering and maths (STEM) particularly for those from more disadvantaged backgrounds and actively works in the community to bring the magic of STEM subjects to those that need it the most.



Meet our interviewees for TEDxWolverhampton 2024…

We are currently in the process of compiling a list of interviewees who will be part of our new section ‘Fire Side Chats’.

There will be an announcement in the spring to announce our 2024 event interviewees. Watch this space!



We have some fantastic individuals involved in TEDxWolverhampton, find out more about our team of Wonderful Wulfrunians…

Clare Roberts-Molloy


A born and bred Wulfrunian Clare is passionate about Wolverhampton and promoting everything the city and its residents has to offer. A bid and tender writer by profession, for the past 12 years Clare has been a Magistrate in the Black Country on the Black Country Bench.

Passionate about promoting women’s rights and gender equality, Clare is the founder of Fawcett West Midlands, a long standing director of Women of Wolverhampton, Founder and Chair of the Homeless Period – Wolverhampton, and was Chair of Wolverhampton Women’s Business Forum for a number of years.

In 2018, Clare applied for and was granted the licence for TEDxWolverhampton, with the aim of putting Wolverhampton on the map. As event Curator, Clare is responsible for bringing TEDxWolverhampton to life and ensuring attendees have a fantastic experience.


James Clarke


A digital doer and community activist, a believer in tech for good, James likes to mix these interests whenever possible. When he heard talk of a TEDxWolverhampton, he immediately knew this was something he’d like to be involved in. His favourite TED talks include Sir Ken Robinson’s ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ and Amanda Palmer’s ‘The Art of Asking’.

The opportunity to be involved in bringing TEDx to Wolverhampton, a place James has called home for 13 years and somewhere he loves, but feels suffers from a perception problem was too good to turn down. Building the website & dealing with anything tech related on the day seemed like an obvious use of his skills.


Zoe Mason


Zoe Mason is proud to be an advocate of her home town of Wolverhampton!  Currently working at the University of Wolverhampton, she supports and develops community, school and public engagement within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. Zoe is also a social historian for the area, and takes pride in researching the histories of Wolverhampton and the Black Countries past residents. Looking at Wolverhampton and the Black Countries past, alongside developing and inspiring the next generations into STEM careers creates an extensive timeline for research, and thoroughly supports her passion to support and develop a sustainable and unlock a strengthened industrial future for its residents.

When she heard TEDx was coming to her home town, how could she not be involved!

Simon Gordon


Simon, a skilled creative director in social media and web design, utilizes photography, videography, and graphic design. Partnering with TEDx Wolverhampton offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with diverse industry experts, curate inspirational content, and promote career and personal growth, fostering a culture of professional and personal development.

@Simon Gordon

Anju Dhir


Anju is a passionate leader, mother, guest podcaster, school governor, guest lecturer at university, coach and mentor, and public sector worker who works in environmental health, health and wellbeing, and engagement and communications. One of Anju’s core values is growth for herself and those around her. So volunteering for TEDxWolverhampton is aligned to her passions, ensuring the event is enlightening, informative, and provides an opportunity to network with great minds in our wonderful city!



Meet our partners for TEDxWolverhampton 2024…
If you would like to become a sponsor of our 2024 event, 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.


Sat 20th July 2024, Arena Theatre

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