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Peter Sarah Theatre, Performance Academy

Newcastle College

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Theme: Life finds a way

This TEDX event endeavours to be both an investigation and celebration of the resilience of humanity in its myriad forms. We wish to offer an expansive take on this notion, looking in particular to local and global futures. We wish to approach this idea from an array of angles: from the scientific and the academic to the pragmatic and the personal, combining these to provide a holistic view on self, mind, health and their futures.

Food on the door will be provided by the fantastic local Redheads Mac 'N' Cheese and Scream for Pizza.

There will also be a cash bar on the day serving alcohol and soft drinks.

We're excited to release the full speaker list you can expect to see at this fantastic event.

Tom Moran

One of 2019's BIMA 100 – a list recognising the UK's 100 most influential people in digital and tech – Tom is a leading voice for digital and user experience design in the North East.

With a wide-ranging career in digital and design, Tom is Associate Director at EPAM Systems, where he conducts user research and testing, leads design workshops, and helps to create beautiful, meaningful design experiences. He regularly hosts talks and YouTube videos about the curious, exciting, and occasionally terrifying future of artificial intelligence, digital design, and virtual reality.

Tom channels his infectious enthusiasm to not only champion digital design, but also inspire and educate – writing thought leadership pieces for online publications, organising industry design meetups, and running bootcamps and workshops for local schools and universities. He wants to make a better world, and hopes our robot overlords will appreciate it.

Jimmy Gittins

Jimmy Gittins is an ex rugby league player, who in 2002, suffered a horrific injury breaking his neck in 2 places, putting an end to his playing career and changing his life forever.

He has spent the years since his injury pushing his body to new limits, he walked out of hospital after 9 hard painful months and has since taken on one challenge after another that most people wouldn’t even think they could attempt. Jimmy does all this with a smile on his face. His positive attitude to life and to his own limitations can’t help but rub off on those he meets.

Before his accident, Jimmy also ran his own very successful construction company with his family. After leaving hospital, knowing he couldn’t return to his previous careers, knowing rehabilitation was going to be for the rest of his life, he saw an opportunity, and with his friend and physiotherapist formed a specialist rehabilitation unit, which has gone from strength to strength winning national and regional awards.

Emma Slade Edmondson

Emma Slade Edmondson is a leading expert on the modern approach to retail, sustainability and Initiatives focussed on social good.

As a dynamic thought leader working across all elements of Fashion Retail, Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Brand Development she is a change maker in her field.

With her unique combination of expert knowledge, Creative Direction and a natural Instinct for contemporary trends and cultural shifts, Emma brings an innovative angle to every project she consults on.

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter since she was eighteen years old. She is now one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK.
After leaving home at fifteen and school at sixteen, she joined the fire service in Wales. While climbing the ranks, she studied at the Open University and then at Cardiff University, eventually completing a PhD in Psychology. Her subsequent research into incident command in the emergency services has not only won awards but has also influenced policy at a global level. Sabrina was recently conferred as an Honorary Fellow at Cardiff University. Her first book, The Heat of the Moment, was published in April 2019 and has been optioned for TV by Kudos TV. She is an ambassador for the Big Issue.
She lives with her husband and daughter in London

Jed Salisbury

Touted as “One of the best things from Hull since Chip Spice” multi-award winning stand-up comedian Jed Salisbury has spent the last decade establishing himself on the British comedy circuit with his contagious energy and playful nature. Gigging at prestigious comedy clubs, festivals and major events in the U.K, Jed is on the precipice of becoming a huge star of tomorrow.

Along side stand-up Jed has curated skills gained from performing comedy to become a talented writer, actor and Director of the Hull Comedy Festival. Jed has contributed to successful comedy sketches for the BBC as both writer and actor. Jed earned vast experience when he became an executive producer and part of the lead ensemble for a sitcom pilot.

Most recently Jed participated in the docu-series ‘Who Are You Calling Fat’ which aired on BBC 2 and brought the fascinating debate of health, body positivity and living with obesity to the nation’s screen. Jed’s open nature and true honesty on the show provided a brave and endearing voice in the debate.

Richie Smith (Founder of Awesometistic, Author, Winner of the People's Autism Hero Award)

Growing up without a diagnosis of ASD was difficult to say the least, I struggled immensely with everyday life and didn't understand where I fit into the world. I did all these different behaviours that at the time I didn't understand why I was doing them but really struggled to stop. As I have felt throughout life I have had to hide away and compress everything deep inside I have learnt a lot about myself and become very self-aware which I feel puts me in a very good position to help families, businesses, schools or the general public learn more about ASD and how they can change their environment or their behaviour to help people that have ASD. A year ago I had no funding and no support yet he strives to make a difference in a lot of children and adults lives.

I travel around schools in the UK teaching kids with autism that it’s okay to be them! To date I have helped over 2000 kids and have been to over 100s of schools. The kids look up to me and can see that autism isn’t life limiting and they can achieve whatever they put their minds to.

Being this role model and inspires people is fantastic. I had a dream of owning my very own yellow Mustang car so that others can see how cool it is to have autism, and I have achieved this dream.

I am aware that every person’s autism is different but my message remains the same for all in that these children need to know that they are loved and can be themselves without fear of being judged whether that be at home, school or out in public. Autism can be awesome.

Shaun Allan (CEO Vector76XR, Digital Leaders Northeast Champion 2019)

Shaun has been a digital creative for over 35 years and has 11 years’ experience in the VR industry he founded Vector76 in 2008 one of the UK's very first 100% virtual reality companies. As well as his work at Vector76XR, Shaun is on the advisory board of Eyemerssion, a VR tourism startup and also CTO of XR Therapeutics, a startup specialising in using XR to help treat young people with autism.

He was a founding member of the VRTGO Lab VR incubator space in Gateshead and consulted on the design Proto Europe's first purpose built emerging technology centre.

Shaun speaks regularly at a number of events such as Thinking Digital Workshops, Digital Leaders Network and Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Week.

In addition to enterprise clients across all sectors his public projects include Rocket reimagined, an immersive journey on Stephensons Rocket for the Great Exhibition of the North at Discovery Museum Newcastle. Vector76 also developed the 360VR pitch video for NGI used to help win the Great Exhibition of the North.

More recently he collaborated with Gateshead Council to bring the British Airways Flight of the Future 2119 immersive experience to Proto in Gateshead.

Dr Sol Gamsu

Dr Gamsu is a sociologist and a geographer of education with a strong commitment to the politics of education and envisaging alternative futures for education and society more broadly. His interests lie at the intersection of sociology, geography and history and the central theme running through my work is how structures and experiences of power and inequality in education are reproduced over time and through different local and regional geographies.

Dr Hannah Little

Dr Little is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication. She teach topics including digital communication, public speaking, and research methods. Her main research interests are the use of methods from cultural evolution to look at how scientific information is transmitted online, in the lab, and in the real world. Current research projects are looking at escape rooms, twitter and science comedy.

Dr Guy Aitchison

Dr Aitchison’s main interests are in political resistance, human rights, democratic theory and migration. He is particularly interested in how normative concepts, such as rights, are used in political conflict and the issues of legitimacy which arise when people mobilise outside official institutional structures. In recent writings, he challenges the narrow focus within liberal political theory on civil disobedience, developing new conceptual categories, justifications and norms of engagement. He also has a developing interest in online public shaming and informal constraints on free speech in the context of social media. Dr. Aitchison is keen to develop research proposals, co-organised conferences and other collaborative work that engages with these issues

The Roaring Girls

The Roaring Girls are a Hull-based theatre company creating work that is fierce, feminist, and fun.They use autobiographical narratives to create our work - they want to talk about things we can relate to, that the audience can relate to. They believe that approaching big, sometimes taboo, subjects on a personal level, allows us to talk about these topics with our audiences. Their work is the first part of a conversation- our audiences leave laughing, crying, and most importantly, talking.

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