TEDxClapham 2018 - Grow - Nearly sold out!

Sunday  17 June  2018  10:30 AM    Sunday  17 June  2018 5:00 PM
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Since our inception, TEDxClapham* has been providing a platform for the world's leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that create change across every discipline - be it technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, entrepreneurship, innovation and development. As a result, our 2015 and 2016 conferences have had an incredible impact in Clapham and beyond. Our talks have been seen by over 2 million people across the world, and have even played their part in changing legislation on sexual assault. 

This year, we are taking it to a new level! While there was no conference in 2017, we were working hard behind the scenes preparing something really special. Having been invited to TEDFEST, a special conference for TEDx organisers last year we are excited to announce that TED have given us permission to grow the size of our conference, which means more impact than ever!  

Join us on Father's Day, the 17th June at the Clapham Grand Theatre for TEDxClapham: Grow

Growth is unavoidable; we see it everywhere. Technology is developing, populations are increasing, tensions are building, cities are widening, seas are rising. We all want to move forwards and fast, because, without growth - decay begins. Doesn’t it?

The concept of growth has been at the forefront of human development for thousands of years, but perhaps it is time we re-evaluated our relationship with it.

This year we are even more committed to providing a platform for ideas to grow. A greenhouse if you will for new ideas, perspectives and breakthrough discoveries to educate, motivate and inspire a legacy of change. 

Please read about the speakers at this year's event below.

Workshops:

Rebel Book Club

Described by The London Metro as 'How to get maximum value from badass books', Rebel Book Club will be returning to TedX Clapham to share their insights on how you can do just that! Over the last three years they have built a community of readers across the UK with a shared passion for forward thinking books, conversation and cocktails. Join their workshop to for tips on how to hack your reading habits and see what insights they've taken from their first 36 books!
Partners

We are hugely excited to have Swell as one of our main partners this year, given the incredible work that they have been doing to tackle the global plastic problem.  

S'well's mission is to rid the world of plastic bottles by creating products that deliver beautiful design and quality performance. They are committed to developing sustainable and responsible business practices, amplifying the simple ways individuals and organisations can create change through a wide range of programmes. S'well continues to identify new opportunities to start conversations and take action to positively impact the world.

FAQs

What time to I need to arrive?
Registration kicks off at 10:30am sharp.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Nearest train station is Clapham Junction. Be sure to double check the train timetables for services as Sunday's can often be tricky.

What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately we are unable to offer ticket refunds, but if you would like to change the name on the tickets, email contact@tedxclapham.com.

Introducing our speakers:


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    Sam Conniff Allende

    Sam is a multi-award winning serial social entrepreneur, and co-founder and former CEO of Livity, Don’t Panic and Live Magazine. Since starting his entrepreneurial career aged 19, Sam has mentored thousands of talented young entrepreneurs and hustlers around the world. He is an acclaimed public speaker, an advocate of ‘business as unusual’ or corporate responsibility and accountability, and a purpose-driven strategy consultant to brands such as Roald Dahl, Red Bull, Unilever and PlayStation.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?210 Richard Ballard

    Richard Ballard has started an agricultural revolution along with business partner Steven Dring in the form of Growing Underground. Located 100ft under the streets of London in disused WW2 Air Raid Shelter, this subterranean urban farm sustainably produces micro-greens using the latest LED technology. The duo are now delivering fresh hyper local produce to retailers and the London wholesale markets.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?98d Druv Boruah

    Dhruv was born in a remote village in northeast India and soon got used to rising to challenges, negotiating flooded rivers simply to get back home. What drives him most is the freedom of adventure, always pushing himself to step outside the boundaries of his comfort zone. His latest project was to cycle ON the river Thames on a floating bike, collecting plastic waste to raise public awareness about plastic pollution.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?56a Sam Bunch

    Sam is a Clapham resident. Mum, wife and complimentary therapist but more recently an information gather and author of her first book Collecting Conversations. For the past 7 years while raising her family Sam undertook a challenge - to interview 100 women about life - asking questions from the everyday mundane to bigger picture questions about life and death - then squeezing out of her comfort zone she wrote a book about it. Sam will share her thoughts on what she heard and learned about her experience.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?16e Harriet Guinn Jennings

    Harriet is a researcher at the University of Buckingham exploring the significance of tree throw features in Mesolithic Britain. Her focus lies in Blick Mead an archaeological site situated within the Stonehenge Landscape. She is also a designer graduating from Central Saint Martins and has worked on a range of projects from Interior Design, Film and Theatre and currently also does conservation picture framing.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?f53 Che Lingo

    Che Lingo is a rapper/MC from south west London who started out with performances at youth clubs in Clapham Junction - since then he's steadily worked on his live shows, built a still-growing, fervent following, and put out some seriously good music - including collaborations with Kojey Radical and George the Poet. He brings together a heady blend of hip hop, jazz, 90s West Coast and a few nods to London grime. Che has headlined Notting Hill Carnival and his own shows in Scotland and the Netherlands.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?90d Dr Anna Machin

    Dr. Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist, science writer and broadcaster based at the University of Oxford. She researches the evolution, neuroscience, psychology and biology of our closest relationships; lover to lover, friend to friend, parent to child. She is passionate about sharing the outcomes of her work with the public and helping to make all our relationships healthier and happier.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?994 Ricky Munday

    Ricky is an adventurer and Polar Ambassador. He spent 6 years deployed in the aftermath of natural disasters leading support functions within the Red Cross and other aid organisations in Sudan, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Haiti. Over the last decade, he has completed 16 mountaineering expeditions on 6 continents. He attempted to climb Everest in 2017, and raised more than £7,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support despite turning back just below the Death Zone at 8,000m. He's returning to Everest this year from April to June to finish what he started.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?180 Sara Naim

    Sara Naim is a Syrian visual artist who grew up between Dubai and London. She received her MFA in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art, London and works between Paris and London. Through visualising micro-formations, Sara’s practice dissects how proportion shapes our perception and notion of boundary. She explores the physicality of these ‘boundaries’ and it’s form, with questions of: If borders do not exist on a cellular scale, can we define ‘border’ on a macro scale? Can shape be considered an object in itself?

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?647 Dr Michela Noseda

    Dr Noseda received her medical training at the Catholic University in Rome before embarking on her research career at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She studied angiogenesis, cardiac development and regeneration at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) prior to relocating to London, at Imperial College. Dr Noseda is using high-throughput approaches and cutting-edge single cell technologies to build the knowledge required for strategies leading to cardiac regeneration and self-repair. The ultimate goal being reduction of cardiac muscle damage following heart attacks and, consequently, decreasing the progression towards fatal heart failure.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?8fa Billie Quinlan

    Billie Quinlan is a co-founder and CEO of Leika, a platform dedicated to improving the sexual well-being of women. Female pleasure is still a taboo topic and as a consequence there's a distinct lack of equality in our most intimate spaces. In this talk Billie asks the uncomfortable questions and challenges the status quo around our sexuality.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?959 Andy Shovel and Pete Sharman

    Andy and Pete have been solving problems in food since 2012. Back then it was how to deliver the perfect burger to Londoners’ homes - crucially with minimal product degradation. They founded what is now a small chain of upmarket burger delivery shops called Chosen Bun. Testing packaging ideas by hurling them across the street - burger, lettuce and all - they eventually designed and patented their own packaging from scratch. They successfully sold the business to a large fast food operator in 2016. Now they’re tackling an arguably even more important problem - how to save the world with plant-based meat products. (NOT)MEAT is their new well-funded startup that aims to convert the 97% meat-eater market head-on.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?6cb Leon Taylor

    Leon Taylor is a former competitive diver who competed for TeamGB at three Olympic Games. Following retirement from competition he transitioned to the commentary booth where he works for the BBC. Leon has a passion for performance, wellness and movement spending much of his time now as a speaker, executive coach and mentor to the next generation of sports stars. His enthusiasm and skill for mentoring has allowed him to work with a range of athletes across Olympic and Paralympic sports. Most recently playing the role of Athlete services lead at the pre Games Camp in Brazil prior to TeamGB's record breaking 2nd place on the medal table.


  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?981 Sam Conniff Allende

    multi-award winning serial social entrepreneur

    Sam is a multi-award winning serial social entrepreneur, and co-founder and former CEO of Livity, Don’t Panic and Live Magazine. Since starting his entrepreneurial career aged 19, Sam has mentored thousands of talented young entrepreneurs and hustlers around the world. He is an acclaimed public speaker, an advocate of ‘business as unusual’ or corporate responsibility and accountability, and a purpose-driven strategy consultant to brands such as Roald Dahl, Red Bull, Unilever and PlayStation.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?210 Richard Ballard

    Richard Ballard has started an agricultural revolution along with business partner Steven Dring in the form of Growing Underground. Located 100ft under the streets of London in disused WW2 Air Raid Shelter, this subterranean urban farm sustainably produces micro-greens using the latest LED technology. The duo are now delivering fresh hyper local produce to retailers and the London wholesale markets.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?98d Druv Boruah

    Dhruv was born in a remote village in northeast India and soon got used to rising to challenges, negotiating flooded rivers simply to get back home. What drives him most is the freedom of adventure, always pushing himself to step outside the boundaries of his comfort zone. His latest project was to cycle ON the river Thames on a floating bike, collecting plastic waste to raise public awareness about plastic pollution.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?e73 Kate Bright

    Kate is the founder of Umbra International, a company that represents and places elite female security professionals. She is also a passionate supporter of Veteran transition into meaningful civilian life and is on the committee for the charity ‘Supporting Wounded Veterans’ as well as being a Veteran aid ambassador.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?56a Sam Bunch

    Sam is a Clapham resident. Mum, wife and complimentary therapist but more recently an information gather and author of her first book Collecting Conversations. For the past 7 years while raising her family Sam undertook a challenge - to interview 100 women about life - asking questions from the everyday mundane to bigger picture questions about life and death - then squeezing out of her comfort zone she wrote a book about it. Sam will share her thoughts on what she heard and learned about her experience.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?16e Harriet Guinn Jennings

    Harriet is a researcher at the University of Buckingham exploring the significance of tree throw features in Mesolithic Britain. Her focus lies in Blick Mead an archaeological site situated within the Stonehenge Landscape. She is also a designer graduating from Central Saint Martins and has worked on a range of projects from Interior Design, Film and Theatre and currently also does conservation picture framing.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?f53 Che Lingo

    Che Lingo is a rapper/MC from south west London who started out with performances at youth clubs in Clapham Junction - since then he's steadily worked on his live shows, built a still-growing, fervent following, and put out some seriously good music - including collaborations with Kojey Radical and George the Poet. He brings together a heady blend of hip hop, jazz, 90s West Coast and a few nods to London grime. Che has headlined Notting Hill Carnival and his own shows in Scotland and the Netherlands.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?90d Dr Anna Machin

    Dr. Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist, science writer and broadcaster based at the University of Oxford. She researches the evolution, neuroscience, psychology and biology of our closest relationships; lover to lover, friend to friend, parent to child. She is passionate about sharing the outcomes of her work with the public and helping to make all our relationships healthier and happier.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?180 Sara Naim

    Sara Naim is a Syrian visual artist who grew up between Dubai and London. She received her MFA in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art, London and works between Paris and London. Through visualising micro-formations, Sara’s practice dissects how proportion shapes our perception and notion of boundary. She explores the physicality of these ‘boundaries’ and it’s form, with questions of: If borders do not exist on a cellular scale, can we define ‘border’ on a macro scale? Can shape be considered an object in itself?

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?647 Dr Michela Noseda

    Dr Noseda received her medical training at the Catholic University in Rome before embarking on her research career at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She studied angiogenesis, cardiac development and regeneration at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) prior to relocating to London, at Imperial College. Dr Noseda is using high-throughput approaches and cutting-edge single cell technologies to build the knowledge required for strategies leading to cardiac regeneration and self-repair. The ultimate goal being reduction of cardiac muscle damage following heart attacks and, consequently, decreasing the progression towards fatal heart failure.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?8fa Billie Quinlan

    Billie Quinlan is a co-founder and CEO of Leika, a platform dedicated to improving the sexual well-being of women. Female pleasure is still a taboo topic and as a consequence there's a distinct lack of equality in our most intimate spaces. In this talk Billie asks the uncomfortable questions and challenges the status quo around our sexuality.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?959 Andy Shovel and Pete Sharman

    Andy and Pete have been solving problems in food since 2012. Back then it was how to deliver the perfect burger to Londoners’ homes - crucially with minimal product degradation. They founded what is now a small chain of upmarket burger delivery shops called Chosen Bun. Testing packaging ideas by hurling them across the street - burger, lettuce and all - they eventually designed and patented their own packaging from scratch. They successfully sold the business to a large fast food operator in 2016. Now they’re tackling an arguably even more important problem - how to save the world with plant-based meat products. (NOT)MEAT is their new well-funded startup that aims to convert the 97% meat-eater market head-on.

  • avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?6cb Leon Taylor

    Leon Taylor is a former competitive diver who competed for TeamGB at three Olympic Games. Following retirement from competition he transitioned to the commentary booth where he works for the BBC. Leon has a passion for performance, wellness and movement spending much of his time now as a speaker, executive coach and mentor to the next generation of sports stars. His enthusiasm and skill for mentoring has allowed him to work with a range of athletes across Olympic and Paralympic sports. Most recently playing the role of Athlete services lead at the pre Games Camp in Brazil prior to TeamGB's record breaking 2nd place on the medal table.


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