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Saturday 18 August 2018

Journey & Adventures: TEDxBrighton Offers Up A Diverse Roster Of Speakers For Event @ Brighton Dome

A blind professional footballer, the first woman to skydive from Mount Everest and one of the country's leading TV News broadcasters have been unveiled as the first speakers at this year's TEDxBrighton.

Azeem Amir, a member of the GB and England national Paralympic football team, world record adventurer Holly Budge and Sky News presenter Sophy Ridge, one of the leading female broadcasters in the traditionally male-dominated corridors of Westminster, will take to the stage for a day of inspiring talks at the Brighton Dome on 26th October 2018.
 
Other speakers include Natasha Pearlman, the former Editor of Grazia magazine, TV psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos and polar explorer Rod Downie, who heads up WWF U''s polar programme.
 
The eclectic line-up also includes Sophie Cook, the first transgender woman to work in the Premier League and Alex Ntung a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who witnessed genocide first-hand before making the treacherous journey to the UK to start a new life. 

 
Toby Moore, curator of TEDxBrighton said: 
 
"These are people who embody the theme of journeys and adventures and will bring to life their accounts of pushing boundaries and challenging norms, from the front line of societal change.
 
"TEDxBrighton is run entirely by local volunteers, who give their time for free, driven by a passion for what the event achieves for the community and the audience.
 
"But it is our speakers who are the beating heart of TEDxBrighton and their stories, experiences and tales of human endeavour are what makes TEDxBrighton such a stand-out event in the UK."
 
Now in its eighth year TEDxBrighton has quickly carved out a position as one of the largest TEDx events in the UK.
 
Launched in 2011, it operates as a not-for-profit event and is run entirely by volunteers.

It is now one of the largest TEDx events in the UK, with talks taking place annually in front of an audience of over 1,200.
 
TEDx is a programme of independently organised events, across the UK, operating under licence from the TED brand.
 
Tickets for TEDxBrighton; Journey and Adventures at Brighton Dome on 26th October 2018, are on sale: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxbrighton-2018-tickets-46523528125 with further speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.
 

by: Mike Cobley




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