TEDxGlasgow 2019 – Final Speaker Announcement

We can finally share with you the last 5 speakers who are joining us at TEDxGlasgow 2019 on Friday 14 June at the SEC!

Our Founder and Curator, Gurjit Singh Lalli, said:

“We’re so excited to announce the full line up for TEDxGlasgow 2019 and can’t wait to bring thousands of people together to spark debate and inspire. We’re looking forward to hearing our speakers’ approaches on the theme Connection and seeing the tangible impact their words have on our attendees.”

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Join us and our inspiring speakers at TEDxGlasgow 2019!




Pippa King, Author

Pippa King campaigns against intrusions to children’s privacy in education. From 1999-2013 schools in the UK had been taking children’s biometric data without consultation or consent from parents. Since Pippa became aware of this she has campaigned relentlessly against schools using children’s biometrics and for parents to have openness and transparency on the use of their children’s data.


Amar Latif, Traveleyes

Amar Latif is a blind world traveller, entrepreneur, and TV presenter with an astonishing track record of facing up to major life challenges. Due to an incurable eye condition, Amar lost 95% of his sight by the age of 18.

Amar founded Traveleyes in 2004, a unique and award-winning travel company specialising in group holidays for blind and sighted travellers. On Traveleyes trips, sighted travellers act as the eyes for the blind and visually impaired travellers, describing scenes and landscapes as they travel through some of the most incredible places. Amar believes that travel is more than just a seeing of sights and when you start using all your other senses, the world becomes more alive.


Annie Lennox, Artist/Activist

Named as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and Human Rights activist Annie Lennox, OBE, rose to fame in partnership with Dave Stewart as Eurythmics in the early 1980’s with the classic album “Sweet Dreams are Made of This.”

Over the years Annie has received numerous accolades – 8 BRIT Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement), 4 Ivor Novello Awards, 3 MTV Awards, 4 Grammy Awards as well as 10 Grammy nominations, 26 ASCAP Awards – a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She is the first female to receive a British Academy of Songwriters Fellowship.

In 2008, she founded ‘The Circle,’ which became an official charitable non-governmental organisation in 2015. The Circle aims to inspire, support and amplify awareness of the issues experienced by some of the world’s most disempowered women and girls – in order to change and challenge the injustices they face.

Last year, Annie was appointed Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University. Read Annie’s full bio on the Speaker List.


Laurence Dodds, The Telegraph US

Laurence Dodds is a tech reporter for the Daily Telegraph, covering the new legislators of humankind from its San Francisco bureau. His work is devoted to understanding why and how a small group of rich, nerdy people on the west coast of America are making decisions for billions of people across the world. He was previously a commissioning editor on the Telegraph’s opinion section, a beat reporter and a theatre usher. He grew up in Brighton and on the Isle of Arran.


Laura Young, Less Waste Laura

With a passion for environmental living, Laura lives to inspire and motivate people to see the difference they can make. Using her environmental themed blog, Laura aims to encourage her readers to make a positive difference to the world through lifestyle change.

Tackling issues such as plastic pollution, carbon footprint and low impact living, Laura uses her academic background to help educate people on the simple changes we can all make to help fight real environmental concerns. She is currently working towards her Masters in Environmental Protection and Management at the University of Edinburgh.


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  • Written by Jack Proctor
  • Posted on April, 25 2019

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