Ticket applications are now closed – thank you to everyone who applied.

Successful applicants will be emailed a link to purchase their tickets.

Audience Experience Coordinator, Nicole Chidester comments: “TEDx events are unique in the way they are organised, curated and attended. TEDx event programmes comprise speakers and video content to inspire connections, conversations and the power of ideas to spark change – people leave TEDx events feeling inspired and motivated.

“We’re really excited about our speaker line up and I know they can’t wait to share their ideas on 31 July.

“Our audience are the final element to the success of the event, their attendance and willingness to participate will make TEDxAberdeen come alive.

“Organising a face to face to event in the middle of a global pandemic has been a learning experience! We’d like to thank prospective TEDx attendees for their patience as we navigate the constantly changing situation. We have worked closely with our host venue Aberdeen Arts Centre to ensure we adhere to Covid-19 guidance for events and host the maximum number for our event.

“We’re also working closely with student volunteers from the North East of Scotland College events course. The pandemic has curtailed their work experience and we’re delighted to be in a position to provide some students with a chance to manage elements of the event process.”



Graeme Gordon Let’s talk about the ‘F word’

Tim Wigham Moodset for excellence

Lizzie Velasquez TED Video: How do you define yourself?

Morning Break

Chris Moule We can all be recombinant innovators

Georgios Leontidis Our sustainable future through the lens of data & artificial intelligence

Lorna Dawson Soil as a silent witness


Jonathan Christie This is the Cabrach’s story

Amanda Gorman TED Video: Using your voice is a political choice

Pete Tipler Learning to make a positive impact

Youssra Bennadji Should animals be in charge?

Afternoon Break

Sam Stephen My beautiful trauma

Angela Lee Duckworth Grit: the power of passion and perseverance

Bethany Galley How would you share your life in 27 photos?

Final Thoughts