TEDxLeicester Conference 2019: Press Release – Complete Speakers Line-Up

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TEDxLeicester Conference 2019: Fast Forward

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Official Press Release TEDxLeicester: Fast Forward – FULL SPEAKER AND PERFORMER LINE-UP

Published 29/08/19

TEDxLeicester 2019 will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019 at The Y Theatre in Leicester’s City Centre. Guests will access a full-day programme of 10 diverse talks and performances, plus an opportunity to network with members of the community.

The event’s headline partners include Beowulf Proof Work, Kino Bino Animations, LCB Depot, Orange Fox Studios, Solvers Studio and the University of Leicester.

There have been many businesses in the local community who have kindly sponsored tickets for citizens across Leicestershire who may have not otherwise been able to pay for a ticket. These generous sponsors include Shree Jalaram Community Centre, Leicestershire Brahma Samaj, and Leicester Interchange.

“We have various local artists and small businesses who have donated their time and talents by volunteering their time and efforts to make this event happen. This is totally a community driven event. I am continually amazed and humbled by the spirit of giving in Leicester. It’s truly remarkable how we have built the TEDx brand and such talented team of volunteers over the past 3 years. The small businesses and the community of Leicester have yet again, proved how much we can achieve when like-minded and changemakers come together in our City”.

“I am delighted to host this year’s event where we explore the human connections, social innovations and creativity as we build on learnings from our past and present to embrace the future” – as commented by Siddhi Trivedi, the License Holder and Curator of TEDxLeicester.

“Once again, we have an outstanding line-up of speakers and performers most, of them from our community. I am excited to showcase some hidden gems from our community. Our guests will be provoked, inspired and hopefully spark conversations with each other”.

TEDxLeicester’s headline event will feature a host of speakers and performers from the Leicester area and will be based on the theme ‘Fast Forward’. It focuses on the past, present and future of some of society’s biggest challenges, told by Leicester’s very own Humanist and oldest TEDx License holder in the World, Dr Allan Hayes, formerly from University of Leicester, as well as Rekesh Chauhan, composer and artist and winner University of Leicester Alumni of the Year 2019.
Rabiha Hannan will share her reflections on the need for reform in Muslim thinking, and  winning virtual reality film maker, Alex Ruhl, will take the audience on a journey on how she's changing lives using this innovative technology. Vimi Joshi, raised on Belgrave Road, Leicester, now and internationally renowned international make-up artist from MAC cosmetics will also be sharing her story.
  Other speakers and performers include, entrepreneur and scientist Dr Jessica Ocampos from University of Cambridge, award-winning entrepreneur Sophie Hainsworth from LoyalFree, and award-winning spoken word poet, Shruti Chauhan.  
Johan Adda will be telling his story as a successful tech designer, florist, puppet animator and children's toy maker. Finally, Akshay Sharma, an artiste and local change-maker, completes our line-up. 

‘Fast Forward’ aims to bring the Leicester community together to help to create and connect our community. It is hoped to provoke conversations, bring communities together as we prepare for our future.

For more details about individual speakers and performers click here


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