Friday, 21 September 2012

TedX at Salford

Be inspired in Salford

Inspirational speakers from around the world will be sharing their passion in Salford next month in a major conference of ideas celebrating the best in science, technology, art, media and academia.

The TEDx event, sponsored by the University of Salford, will include speakers ranging from Peter Hook, co-founder and bass player of Joy Division and New Order, Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE, the cloning expert who created Dolly the sheep and Professor Joe Incandela, spokesperson for the Higgs-Boson experiment and Professor of Physics at the University of California, to Ken Shamrock, American martial arts expert and international wrestler.
The full-day event will take place at The Lowry Centre on Sunday, 21 October.

Curator Mishal Saeed, Vice-President at the University of Salford’s Students’ Union, said that the conference is an opportunity for the local community.

“Local people can learn, be inspired and meet other passionate, like-minded people in the impressive environment of the Lowry Theatre,” she said.  “This event builds on the success of last year’s inaugural TEDx Salford, which was described as inspirational and remarkable.”

The University of Salford decided to become an event partner because of its commitment to the sharing of knowledge and education for all.

Last year’s taster event was oversubscribed and tickets for this event are already proving popular at half the usual TEDx price (£45 for members of the public and £25 for students).

More information about the project, including volunteering opportunities, can be found at

Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Hall said: “This is a great student-led initiative, which will be delivered to a world class standard.  We’re proud to be associated with TEDx Salford and this second conference.”

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