TEDx St Helier

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At the second TEDx event, taking place between 0900-1700hrs at Hautlieu School on Saturday June 6th, you can expect to experience TEDTalks video and live speakers, thcombined information from both channels is set to spark deep discussion and connection within a small group.

This year TEDxStHelier is going to be about technology, entertainment and design, as all TED Talks are, but the focus will be on knowledge and wisdom and building a better future. The aim behind hosting TEDxStHelier at Hautlieu is to enable students from any school (or any age) to help shape the event.

The TEDxStHelier event speaker sessions will be interspersed with TED talk videos from a range of disciplines and cultures and talks from Grainville students focused on education and technology.

Attendees will be encouraged throughout the day to visit the tech fair and take part in the ideas laboratory.   With only 100 tickets available for TEDxStHelier 2015 it is likely the event will be a sell out.  

Visit www.tedxsthelier.com for more information.

TEDx Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Russell Cowburn, a Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge presents nanotechnology and discusses the ethics and theology of new technology.

Megan Leckie, Co-Founder of BlockBuilders who use Digital Technology to engage young people within their communities makes the link between giving young people the opportunity to voice their ideas to young people growing up with the confidence to make a difference in their communities.

Deanna Rodger, a distinguished poet, actor, teacher of poetry at Brunel University and co-founder of two notable spoken word events.

Joe Dickinson, an IT expert with an interest in medical technology who has previously worked on projects including the development of Cardiac Imaging Detectors with George Charpak (Nobel Laureate) and Cancer Therapy. Most recently Joe was responsible for designing, developing and implementing the Jersey Post Call and Check community service to address the needs of an aging population: an idea so powerful it was recently commended by Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States.

Paul Dunn, three times TED speaker, Senior Fellow in one of the world’s leading Think Tanks, one of the first ten people in Hewlett Packard Australia and recently featured alongside Sir Richard Branson in a global news item on “disrupters in business”. Paul is Chairman of B1G1: Business for Good, a company that’s already enabled businesses to create almost 60 million giving impacts around the world.

Dr Andrea Pennington, a prominent integrative medicine doctor who specializes in longevity, mind-body medicine and positive psychology.

Rory Steel, Assistant Head teacher Beaulieu – Technology and Curriculum at Beaulieu Convent School aims to be at the forefront of technological integration in education.

Garry Stern, Director of EBC Think Limited a company that specialises in advising businesses on Change and Operations. Garry’s focus has been on understanding and addressing the changing dynamics of knowledge and wisdom in organisations by developing a culture of life-long learning and capability, through leadership and engagement.