TEDxEaling Schedule

Please note the schedule is subject to (and likely to) change. We won't move start time so you can book transport with confidence. We will be sure to be networking after TEDxEaling too.


Collect your TEDxEaling pass and meet other delegates...

The adventure begins!

9.30am Session One (90 mins)

Chris Anderson, TED Curator

Welcome to the TEDx experience (via video)

Chris Jones, TEDxEaling Organiser

Welcome to TEDxEaling

Catherine Arton: Firing your creative synapses

Catherine Arton is a casting director, motivational speaker, director, and story teller of old.

Julian Friedmann: The mystery of storytelling

Julian Friedmann who has worked with writers for over 40 years suggests some surprising solutions.

Chris Atkins: How to get to the truth of a story by telling lies

Chris' first doc, Taking Liberties, is about the loss of civil liberties in the UK and is a polemical and entertaining theatrical feature.

David Varela: Throw your Story from a Plane

David has written for film, theatre, radio, magazines and games, creating some of the world’s most exciting transmedia projects along the way.

Richard Newman: Inspire and Motivate People with PRO

Working with 17,000 people across 45 countries Richard discovered there is a story-telling method that motivates all of us, called the PRO system.

Richard St. John's 8 Secrets to Success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky?

11.00am (30 mins)

Coffee and Networking

11.30am Session Two (90 mins)

TED Talk video: David Griffin on how photography connects us

The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world

Eve Hazelton: Film Director of Photography

How does light and shadow impact on our understanding of story?

Sebastien Foucan: Our relationship with fear

Sebastien Foucan is the founder and creator of freerunning.

Emily James: Shooting Outlaws without Hurting Anyone

Emily reveals how she gained unprecedented access to secretive activist communities for her documentary Just Do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws.

1.00pm (90 mins)

 Lunch and Networking

2.30pm Session Three (90 mins)

TED Talk video: Miwa Matreyek's Glorious Visions

Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery

Catherine Arton: Firing your creative synapses

Catherine Arton is a casting director, motivational speaker, director, and story teller of old.

Daniel Sloss: It's just a story

Scotland’s Daniel Sloss is currently one of the fastest rising stars of UK comedy.

Martin Lee: The Story Of My Shame

The redemptive power of 'story' for both businesses and people.

Dr Seema Anand: Courtesanery and the Arts of Seduction

The ancient arts of Courtesanery and Seduction were once treated as high philosphy, with divine and academic associations.

Dekay: Urban Poetry

Dekay will perform a rap from her latest album and teach us about storytelling in a different form.

4.00pm (30 mins)

Coffee and Networking

4.30pm Session Four (60 mins)

TED Talk video: Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses

Jarred McGinnis: Writing is the Only Magic I Still Believe In

Jarred will share his passion for stories, explain Speech Act Theory and prove 'That's Not My Pirate' is the greatest book ever written. All in 15 minutes!

Linda Haysman: The Costume Designer

Story Threads: Exploring story telling through Costume Design and it's effect on audience perceptions.

Dr Will Brooker: Tales of the Dark Knight

After 73 years in popular culture, Batman has become more than a corporate product and commercial property; he also belongs to generations of readers.

Linda Potgieter: A purpose driven life

Linda has enjoyed a rewarding 22 year career predominantly focused on designing and delivering communications solutions.

Chris Jones, TEDxEaling Organiser

TEDxEaling 2012 closes

6.00pm TEDxEaling 2012 Closing followed by networking & drinks

Terms and conditions

If you need to cancel your ticket purchase you can get a full refund up until 30 days prior to the first event. After that we cannot offer refunds. Refunds will be paid back promptly although there will be a 10% admin fee deducted. Alternatively, tickets are transferable to other people if you can find someone to replace you. We are happy to change the name on the ticket. Please allow 48 hours for this change to take place. We reserve the right to decline admission and offer a full refund at our discretion. We reserve the right to change the venue. We reserve the right to cancel the event and offer a full refund. Regrettably, young children and babies are not allowed into the event.