We’re delighted to be building on the successes of the past few years and bringing our biggest and best event to date to you in 2017. We are now sold out for our fifth flagship event, which will be held on Friday 2nd June 2017 at the incredible SEC Armadillo (formerly named the Clyde Auditorium) in Glasgow. We can’t wait to explore this year’s theme ‘Lead or Follow’ with over 1,700 curious individuals. But, don’t worry if you’ve not got a ticket, we’ve got a Waiting List below and you’ll be able to see the talks online after the event.
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Our Theme: Lead or Follow
A nation renowned for our innovators, a powerhouse of a city, we’ve been a leading light in many industries across the globe. But when should we lead and when should we follow? Can we lead better by knowing when to follow? In an ever-evolving society, shaped by cultural and technological shifts, followers are gaining power akin to many traditional leaders.
We invite you to join us at TEDxGlasgow 2017 to uncover the best and brightest ideas around both leading and following. Be part of an inspirational day, attended and watched by curious individuals from across the globe. Lead or follow? You decide.
TEDxGlasgow is a not for profit initiative; all the income from tickets goes towards the cost of putting on the event and running the organisation.
Please note that there are limited tickets available and the past few years we have sold out prior to the event (we’ve now sold out of concession tickets). If you can’t be there in person, we’d love for you to get involved in the conversations online and you can watch all our talks after the event online – get engaged, enjoy and get motivated!
The TEDx movement goes beyond just one sector, idea or city. It expands across boundaries to reach millions of people worldwide and stimulate positive change.
Expand Your Mind
You'll hear from speakers from all walks of life on topics vast and varied. Plus, you'll be joining a massively diverse audience all curious to learn, grown and share.
When & Where?
The event will run at The SEC Armadillo on Friday 2nd June 2017, with registration opening at 8.30 am and talks kicking off at 9.045 am. The day will come to a close at 6.15pm with an evening drinks reception thereafter.
Who Will You See?
We’ve got 20 amazing speakers from all walks of life gracing the stage this year, covering topics from designing for Facebook to the psychopathy of success, war to statistics, music therapy to the environment, and more. You can check out the full lineup and talk descriptions here.
What do you get with your ticket?
Not only does your ticket give you exclusive access to this world-class event, full of inspirational speakers, entrepreneurial individuals and exciting demo labs, but it also allows us to bring you a diverse mix of entertainment, great food and drinks throughout the day and an evening reception with canapés.
This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partners and dedicated volunteers, who work hard to ensure we can deliver the best event at the most affordable price possible.
Ticket prices include VAT and all booking and venue fees.
Concessions include full-time students, senior citizens and the unemployed.
Terms and Conditions of Sale:
- You must be 16 or over to attend the event.
- Dogs will not be admitted (except guide dogs).
- If you have selected concession tickets you must bring with you proof of concession.
- Like all TED events there is no reserved seating.
- Latecomers will not be admitted to the event until a suitable break or interval.
- The use of recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
- Tickets are non-refundable from Friday 27th May
- Tickets, in general, cannot be refunded except on the cancellation or substantial alteration of the event.
- A change of speakers shall not constitute a substantial alteration. We will try our best to replace cancelled speakers
- with replacement speakers of equal stature although we may not be able to guarantee this.
- If the event has to be interrupted or abandoned no money will be refunded if more than half of it has taken place.
- TEDxGlasgow, its partners and associated parties have permission to use any event images or videos.
- TEDxGlasgow reserves the right to refuse admission.
The first decade of the 21st Century has witnessed an unprecedented increase in conflict and terror-related activities across the globe leading to the implosion of old world certainties in places like Europe and the MENA region. Yet traditional state-based diplomacy singularly failed to anticipate any of these events, including the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS or the conflict in Ukraine, despite massive state surveillance capacities. Elsewhere international state-based attempts at stabilisation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have failed to produce sustainable peace. Join Mark Muller Stuart as he explores why this might be so as he charts the rise of a number of remarkable, new innovative non-state and small power mediators who have helped ameliorate some of the world’s most intractable conflicts by using soft power tools. Discover the power of non-state and small nation dialogue as Mark reveals just how powerful Scotland’s voice could be in the field of conflict resolution and international affairs more generally.
Kids in care are one of the most marginalised and misunderstood groups in society. There are 15,404 children and young people in care now and many more thousands of people who have experienced care in Scotland. Whilst in care herself, Laura Beveridge felt different, was bullied and felt isolated. Throughout her working life, she has seen the barriers young people still have to face as a result of their time in care. This talk provides an insight into what life feels like in care and the real people behind those grim statistics. It invites you to be part of the movement that seeks to change care forever and it will leave you knowing that there are things we can all do to make the world a better place for those kids who are in care.
The older we get the more reserved we often become, taking less risks, totally under-utilising our potential and wasting opportunities. A million years of evolution made humans develop & evolve, but the last few hundred have taught us to conform, stay in our place and stay in our class. Using remarkable real-life examples, Ellis Watson demonstrated how to totally reinvent yourself by disrupting your life path – it’s like defibrillating your whole life in one massive reset.