Our Strategy

Our vision is:

Scotland is a more prosperous, innovative, sustainable, creative, fairer and healthier nation.

Our mission is:

TEDxGlasgow is a catalyst for meaningful change in Glasgow, Scotland and the wider world.

Our position is unique in that we have the power of a global brand that is able to bring together people from different industries and sectors who are interested in new ideas. As a catalyst our role is to capitalise on this and ensure meaningful interactions between thinkers, doers and innovators, be that our speakers, our partners, our volunteer or our guests.

Through these interactions whether they are at the main event, in LABs, at one of our Salon events or online our content should inspire people to implement their own change. The change we want to see is meaningful and reaches a large number of people.

The logic model below outlines the interactions between what we do (inputs and activities), who we reach (participation), what we produce (outputs) and what we hope to achieve (outcomes).

Our values play an important part in making sure we always continue to build on our successes and help us achieve our vision. Our values are:

  • Always innovating – we are affecting real change and we do that by bringing new ideas and being original and creative in our thinking.
  • Being collaborative – we work together and help each other achieve our best.
  • Inspiring others – through our work we inspire others to bring about systematic, macro-level change in their fields of work.
  • Making an impact – everything we do is geared towards having an impact, be that on an individual, an organisation or society.

It is also important to know who we are and who we are not.


We are:

  • Catalysts
  • Facilitators
  • Influencers
  • Outspoken
  • Open-minded
  • People-centric
We are not:

  • Change-implementers
  • The decision-makers
  • Commercial
  • Negative
  • Exclusive

Latest TEDx Talks

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  • Unbroken – speaking the unspeakable

    Madeleine Black

    “I remember wishing they would kill me to make it all end.”
    It takes courage to speak the unspeakable. But for many years, Madeleine Black felt too afraid and too ashamed to utter a word of what happened to her.
    Violently attacked at the age of thirteen, her story is one of pain – but also of recovery, strength, and forgiveness.

  • Kicking the plastic habit

    Laura Young

    When you throw something away, where is ‘away’?
    From straws and takeaway forks to coffee cups and cling film, around 40% of the plastics we use are single-use and a mammoth 91% of all plastic isn’t recycled.
    It’s no wonder the world is choking on it.
    Alarmed by the scale of the problem, Laura Young decided to kick her plastic habit and work towards a zero-waste lifestyle. In this entertaining talk, she shares how she went from plastic abuser to conscious consumer.

  • Global Feminism: Leaving no one behind in the Women’s Movement

    Annie Lennox

    Over the last 100 years, despite the fact that women’s rights have come a long way, there are still massive inequalities experienced by millions of girls and women across the globe. The facts are that 1 in 3 women have suffered physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime. The list is much longer…

    Women and girls endure injustice, disempowerment, misogyny, rape, violence and human rights abuses on an appalling scale everywhere.

    To challenge and change these deep-rooted injustices, Annie Lennox believes we need to stand as a community of Global Feminists.