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On Friday 3rd June 2016, join us to explore ‘A Disruptive World‘ at Theatre Royal in Glasgow’s bustling city centre.
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 TEDxGlasgow, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGlasgow events, TEDTalks 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-organised.
Glasgow is a city of contrasts, from dire mortality rates to a recognised future city. So what better city to use the TEDx platform to bring Scotland together.
Alice is the co-founder of Social Bite – a Scottish based sandwich shop chain that operates as a social business, employing formerly homeless people as a quarter of their staff and donating 100% of its profits to charity. Here, she reflects on the lessons they have had to learn quickly in order to achieve Social Bite’s dream of eradicating homelessness wherever they have a presence.
How can we create a new economic vision, that is right for our times? Building on stories from her experience as an engineer and investor and her own family history, she will demonstrate the extraordinary economic benefits that flow from a better use of the diversity of talents in our society. Anne Richards will explain what she believes we can do to create a New Inclusive Enlightenment.
Chris Hampson is the Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet and award winning choreographer. He has previously won the prestigious Critics’ Circle Award and TMA Theatre Award as well as creating major works for English National Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Scottish Ballet. In this talk, Chris demonstrates how setting limits can unlock parts of one’s creativity that may have laid dormant. The sky really isn’t the limit.