Ticket Applications Open, Speakers Announced & Much More!
Things have recently got very hectic over here at TEDxBrighton HQ (AKA Small Batch Coffee), in the last few weeks we’ve been reviewing all the incredible speaker nominations, organising the first slots of the Ideas Lab and discussing how we want this years theme of legacy & inheritance to develop. We have a lot of news to tell you…
The first big announcement is that ticket applications are now open! We have opened up our application form for all who are interested in attending this year’s conference (25th October) to fill out. As with last year, the form is to register your interest in purchasing a ticket and will be open for a month to allow all a fair chance of getting a seat. Applicants will be notified of whether they were successful or not on 2nd September.
Tickets will cost £30 and successful applicants will be given instructions on how to pay with their notification, those who are unsuccessful will be placed on a waiting list for unclaimed tickets. The revenue from the tickets goes directly into the running costs of the day.
In true TED tradition we will be curating our conference audience to be as diverse and engaging as possible, this is because our audience is as important as our speakers. This is why when applying for tickets we ask you a few quick questions on how you interpret the theme of legacy. We’d like to stress there are no ‘right’ answers – we want to hear your individual and unique thoughts & interpretations.
The next big news we have confirmed our first two speakers! We are delighted to have Writer, Broadcaster and Futurist – Leila Johnston and Coffee Extraordinaire – Konrad Brits gracing our stage in October. You can find out more about our speakers here or by clicking on their faces below. (Don’t forget to check back regularly, as we will be gradually releasing our full line-up in the coming weeks).
We’re also in the process of curating our Ideas Lab – the free interactive space in the Brighton Dome Foyer – and will soon be announcing our first exhibitors, so keep an eye on our Twitter feed for up-to-date news on that front.
In other news Toby, Our CityCamp Prize winner, from A Healthy Day Everyday has launched his pilot scheme and has been very busy putting together delicious (and sustainable) food packages for his willing guinea pigs. The food seems to be going down rather well – you can find out more on his progress here.
So that’s all for now, but needless to say things are in ‘GO mode’ over here, keep your eyes peeled for more news. The only things left to say are that we’re still looking for fantastic companies to help sponsor and support the event (if this sounds like something you can help with please do get in contact) and good luck to all ticket applicants!
The TEDxBrighton Team