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Mind The Gap
Building Bridges

Saturday 6th April 2019 @ Light House

Mind the Gap – Building Bridges

We’re excited to announce that the first ever TEDxWolverhampton will be taking place on Saturday 6th April 2019 at the Light House, Wolverhampton. Join us as we explore our 2019 theme: ‘Mind the Gap – Building Bridges’.

Our mission is to uncover, support and promote ideas worth spreading. With this in mind, TEDxWolverhampton 2019 will be exploring the gaps that exist in our knowledge, understanding, society, communities and relationships and discovering how these can be bridged. We have a line-up of amazing speakers ready to get you thinking, capture your imagination and inspire you, as well as several local artists and performers ready to entertain you!

So what are you waiting for? Book your ticket now!

More about the theme

We experience gaps all around us and in every facet of our existence. From the cliché gap between the train and the platform edge to the gaps in our understanding of our fellow human beings and the intolerance and distance this creates. Gaps exist at all levels of our society, in communities and between generations as well as between our reality and our ideals. There are gaps in our knowledge of the physical world around us, and the eventual impact of our actions.

Many of us envisage a better a world, a utopian future, but how big is the gap between our current and aspirational reality? How do we bridge the distance between communities, between the rich and the poor, the happy and the unhappy? How can we all enjoy a more cohesive future and how can advances in technology assist or hinder this process?

In 2019, TEDxWolverhampton will explore how we can be mindful of these gaps and determine ways to build bridges, close the distance between our communities and fill the void in our knowledge and understanding to ultimately create a better world.

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More about TEDx & TED

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

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