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Orchestrating the future

Saturday, 9th November 2019
Sheffield Hallam University


Orchestrating the future

Saturday, 9th November 2019
Sheffield Hallam University

An Independent TED Event

TEDxSheffieldHallamUniversity is the second TEDx conference to be hosted at Sheffield Hallam University. The event will explore ideas around the theme: Orchestrating the Future. Inspirational speakers from Sheffield and across the globe will share innovative ideas, stories and spark debate.

Date: 9th November 2019!



The event will take place at the Pennine Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB.


The event will take place at the Pennine Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB.

What is TEDx?

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 called TEDxSheffieldHallamUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSheffieldHallamUniversity event, 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.

> view the TEDx programme

speaker presentation list

The presentations for the TEDxSheffieldHallamUniversity event will start in order of appearance from 10am.

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Sven Lauch
Conflict Trainer and Motivational Speaker

...30 years ago an event happened that would eventually shift the political landscape of Europe and the world forever


April Kirkwood
Therapist and published author

...we are bombarded with misinformation, distorted stories, and biased news, but the most detrimental fake news is the half-truths and lies we tell ourselves.

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Shona Kelly
Professor of Interdisciplinary Health Research at the Department of Social Work, Social Care and Community Studies

...we are not as independent as we think. How society operates is as important as individual health.


Andrew Parsons
Professor in Chemistry

...we are surrounded by chemistry and chemicals and thinking of chemistry differently can help us orchestrate a brighter future.

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Annalisa Toccara
Cultural producer, freelance journalist, and digital strategist

...the universe sees us differently, and behind the colour of our skins, and the layers of our flesh is a thousand thoughts and a thousand capabilities.

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Basilio Lenzo
Mechanical Engineer and Senior Lecturer must have heard of anti-lock braking system (ABS) but have you heard of electronic stability control (ESC)?

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Pratik Renuse
Public Speaker, consultant and entrepreneur working

...artificial intelligence is being used in all facets of marketing, but as we see, humans have a decreasing attention span. We as humans are wired to pay attention to stories, and that's how we functioned thousands of years back.


Sofia Babool
Neuroscience Student

...menstruation holds a stigma around the world, more in developing countries. Shaping a society that is free of gender inequality can start with us dealing with menstruation differently.

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Jose Ucar
International Business, Marketing, NLP, Coaching and Public Speaking

...connection is about going beyond the superficial, it helps you be present in your honesty and vulnerability.

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Brent Hines
Coach and Mentor

…Are there secrets of those high performers in life? Those successful few who seem to be living life to the fullest and in contentment? What I have determined is that there are no secrets, but there are principles; and principles are universal.


Julia Gash
Creative serial entrepreneur and map maker extraordinaire most women take on the prime carer role once they start a family, their career path slips, whether it's by discrimination or their own design. How then can we balance the conflict between career and carer?

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Lucian Tipi
Academic Leader in Finance, Accounting, Business Systems and Management

...the intrinsic and increasing value of data and information, has also grown the cost of cyber crime globally. It is not a matter of if, but when the public and organisations will fall victims to cyber crime.

TEDXSHU Organisers

TEDxSHU is being organised by Theo Nwankwo - License owner/Organiser and actively supported by Diya Babu and the Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union Officers being led by Sheriff Muhammed.