What is TEDxAberdeen?

Our story started in 2021, when we hosted our first TEDxAberdeen event with 10 speakers and 100 guests at the Aberdeen Arts Centre – a full day filled with connection and big ideas. 

This has now become an annual event in Aberdeen city centre, attracting people from near and far to be inspired and discover world-changing ideas. This year this will be through our theme of ‘Movement’. 


About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. 

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


Meet our team:

Moray Barber

TEDxAberdeen Licensee and co-host

Jill Simpson

Comms Lead

Kim Stephen

Logistics and Supplier Lead

Steph Eady

Marketing Lead

Colin Fraser

Experience Lead

Claire Bolland

Event Attendee Lead

Keith Donaldson

Production Lead

Nicole Murray

Logistics and Supplier Support