TEDxHolyroodWomen comes to Scotland giving our women an opportunity to step into a global conversation. So, we invite you to make this evening a wonderful launch into the festive season - an occasion for making new connections and re-kindling, strengthening and deepening existing ones. We anticipate a lively, thought-provoking evening, inspiring us as we move towards the New Year.
Our theme, aligned to the main US stage, is
Relationships and the ties that bind us—to each other, to our communities, and to our most important institutions.
Speakers from Scotland:
Heather Sim talking about How relationships create vital space between what we currently know and what has yet to emerge;
Jackie Walker, Relation-Ships navigator, talking about The ties that bind us.
Claire Fraser, fledgling singer songwriter will be sharing her music with us during the evening.
Direct from the main TEDxWomen platform in New York we will be tuning in live to:
Shahira Amin - Egyptian journalist, former deputy head of Egyptian state-owned Nile TV
Matt Petersen - president, CEO and board member of Global Green USA
Laura Turner Seydel - national environmental advocate and eco-living expert
Tan Le - technology entrepreneur and business executive
Jennifer Siebel Newsom - filmmaker, actress, spokesperson & advocate
Noel Bairey Merz - director of the Cedars-Sinai Women's Heart Centre
Marilyn & Alan Bergman - lyricists for film, stage, and television
TEDxHolyroodWomen will be an intimate gathering. There are just 40 places with tickets selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost just £20. Refreshments can be bought
during the evening.
Ticket price covers technical and essential costs only. Generous gifts of time and resources have supported this not-for-profit event. We are grateful for the support of our partners, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel which is providing our venue, with thought out media, onlinevents and Rear View Music supporting filming, live streaming and sound on the night.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxHolyroodWomen, where x=independently organized TED event. At TEDxHolyroodWomen TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TEDxHolyroodWomen 6.30pm – 9.30pm GMT Thursday, 1st December 2011 Holyrood Suite, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU
Organising group: Jo Birch, Sasha Shymina, Louie Gardiner, Pauline Holland
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