WELCOME TO TEDxROYALTUNBRIDGEWELLS 2019
12 TEDx TALKS. 12 MINUTES EACH. 1 DAY OF INSPIRATION.
We’re so pleased to have you joining us today for our fifth– and largest– TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells event yet! Before we launch into today’s programme, we wanted to outline a few guidelines for the day.
SEATING: Seating today is not assigned. If you’d like to sit with someone or settle in a particular section, please make your way to the theatre as soon as you can to find seats. And remember, we’re all friends here, so please be willing to shuffle around to accommodate everyone.
PHONES: Get your phones out! We encourage you to share your TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells experience in real-time on social media. Please tag us when sharing and use our short and snappy hashtag, #TEDxRTW, in posts. That said, please keep the light low and make sure they’re switched on silent when using your phone in the theatre.
WIFI: If you’re in need of WIFI, please use the public network called Public.
REFRESHMENTS: Please visit the the bars next to the stage and in our Marketplace to buy refreshments during the break.
MOVING AROUND: We ask that you please refrain from moving around the theatre mid-session. If you absolutely must leave your seat during a session, please do so between talks so as not to disturb your fellow audience members or interfere with filming.
Today will be broken into three sessions, each about an hour long. There will be breaks between so you can mingle with other audience members, take a peek at our Marketplace on the bottom floor, or pop out for a coffee or quick bite to eat.
If you’d like to learn more about any of the speakers listed on this programme, please click on their photo and you’ll be taken to their profile page. But before we go any further, please meet today’s hosts, Rebecca Hirst and Chris Rowe! Both of them are TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells alums, with Rebecca speaking at our TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWellsWomen event back in 2016 and Chris hosting our 2017 event. We’re so pleased they’re back this year guiding us through the day.
Find Chris in the Marketplace during the breaks for a Subbuteo tournament. Fun fact, did you know that Subbuteo was invented right here in Tunbridge Wells?