Julia Fontaine

JULIA FONTAINE
Youth & School Outreach


ABOUT JULIA

Julia has spent twenty years working  in marketing and advertising. Specialising in business development. She balances that with managing three children and escaping to Knole Park to run. 

She spends her commute watch TED Talks and is thrilled to have the chance to get behind the scenes.

She has supported the event this year taking responsibility for schools marketing outreach. It is really important to her to engage the young community in the philosophy of idea generation and sharing that Ted represents.
 

JULIA'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

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Tamsin Harriman

TAMSIN HARRIMAN
Data Science Manager, Blue Motor Finance


ABOUT TAMSIN

A passionate lifelong learner, Tamsin is a big fan of TED and TEDx and is thrilled to be a small part of bringing TEDx to Tunbridge Wells. A Data Science Manager by day, she enjoys bringing curiosity and creativity to everything she does, and inspiring others to do the same.


 

TAMSIN'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

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Peter Robertshaw

PETER ROBERTSHAW
Photo Bloke, SnappyChaps Photography


ABOUT PETER

Peter escaped the world of IT corporate marketing to follow his passion for photography. He especially loves taking pictures of wonderful people and interesting events. Peter also volunteers for Oxfam, pricing up their collectable vinyl and is a regular helper at The Posh Club - a daytime night club for the cheeky over 60s who like to dance as if there's no tomorrow.


 

PETER'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

Chloe Kingham

CHLOE KINGHAM
Event Photographer, Chloe Kingham Photo & Events


ABOUT CHLOE

Chloe is excited. For the second time she’s helping to bring TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells to life. A line-up of inspiring talks weaved together by a diverse and talented team of local volunteers. Life lessons, learning and laughs, and it’s all about to happen on our doorstep.


 

CHLOE'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

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Simon Pearsall

SIMON PEARSALL
Cartoonist


ABOUT SIMON

Simon is an award winning cartoonist who has supplied cartoons across the corporate and business world, for presentations, in-house media, advertising and animatics (animations). He has worked for Private Eye since 2000 and his regular strip First Drafts has been running on it’s literary page since 2002. He quite likes heights and has a pet mosquito called Tom.
 

SIMON’S FAVOURITE TED TALK:

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Nathan Friend

NATHAN FRIEND
Youth Representative


ABOUT NATHAN

Nathan is a local student and, as our Youth Representative, brings a fresh perspective to TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells. He does little bits here and there, and will be a big help behind the scenes on the day of the event. Fun fact: Nathan has two different coloured eyes!
 

NATHAN'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

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Lizzie Bentley-Bowers

LIZZIE BENTLEY-BOWERS
Founder, The Causeway


ABOUT LIZZIE:

Lizzie is a BIG fan of TEDx and got ridiculously excited when she heard a TEDx event was coming to Tunbridge Wells in 2015. After enjoying the first TEDxRTW as a member of the audience Lizzie, was keen to get involved. She was a brilliant speaker coach for our June 2016 and 2017 events and is now Chair for our forthcoming 2019 event.

By day, Lizzie is a professional coach and a proud governor of Oakley School. When not trying (and usually failing) to keep up with her two boys, you’ll likely find her reading or baking something wonderful.

 

LIZZIE'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

Choosing a favourite TEDx RTW talk is too hard, but here are a couple of Lizzie's favourites from around the world.

Mike Marshall

MIKE MARSHALL
Technical Solutionist


ABOUT MIKE:

Mike has been with TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells from the beginning and by day is a Technical Solutionist. He's also our license holder and knows all the official TEDx rules. He's the guy who keeps us in line and is the spark that ignites all the magic that keeps TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells running behind the scenes.

MIKE'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

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Simon Greenwood

SIMON GREENWOOD
Founder, Wideframe


ABOUT SIMON:

As a video producer, Simon is fascinated by people's stories - firsthand experience is so compelling and emotionally engaging. And TEDx speakers are the kinds of people he wants to learn from. Simon has been behind the camera for TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells for previous events and we're thrilled to welcome him back for 2019. 

 

SIMON'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

Kate Sims

KATE SIMS
Co-Founder, bgsd


ABOUT KATE:

Kate is the co-founder of bgsd, a creative studio making awesome things for the internet, which she runs with fellow TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells wonder woman Hanna Sorrell. After cutting her teeth on our Women event in 2016, she's come aboard as part of the Marketing Team working to make our 2019 event another smashing success. When she's not behind a computer, Kate's likely reading, spending quality time in kitchen, or laughing far too loudly in a local pub. 

 

KATE'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

Claire Ashdown

CLAIRE ASHDOWN
Founder & Consultant, Pitch & Bloom


ABOUT CLAIRE:

Claire is the founder of Pitch & Bloom, a Business Development and Marketing Consultancy that provides solutions and services to help market your business and drive growth.

Claire has been supporting TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells for the last two years as a sponsor and has now joined the Marketing Team as a volunteer for the 2019 event.
 

CLAIRE'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

Jo Daykin

JO DAYKIN
Media and Event Production, Daykin Live Ltd


ABOUT JO:

TEDx appeals to Jo's most eclectic self. She loves the range of views and breadth of experience presented at these inspirational events.  In her role as a media and event producer, Jo works behind the scenes at all sorts of happenings; from rock and roll to art installations, but TEDX  feeds her brain and soul the most, and that includes TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells, where she's honoured to help with stage management.

 

JO'S FAVOURITE TED TALKS:

Chris Lee

CHRIS LEE
CEO/founder, Eight Moon Media


ABOUT CHRIS:

Chris is a marketing communications consultant, trainer, speaker and copywriter. He has worked on digital projects for huge brands like Philips and Hilton, and also has a marketing blog spot on London’s City AM website. He also set up and runs the football travel, culture and history website and podcast, Outside Write.

We're very fortunate that Chris is contributing his digital savvy and wordsmith skills to our TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells Marketing Team. 

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