TEDx Salford: Media City Saturday 28th January

Coming to Media City this January is the first TEDx Salford event, taking place on Saturday the 28th at the prestigious Lowry Theatre.

“Showcasing the phenomenal potential of human achievements to dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest forms of creativity and intellectually nutritious information. Join in this spectacular program where we are assembling our most exemplary and diverse group of speakers and entertainers, with just this in common; they have something remarkable to share and are able to share it in a remarkable way!” –TEDx Salford

TEDxSalford is a full day conference at the Compass Room, The Lowry in Salford Quays, Manchester on 28th January 2012. Refreshments, two-course lunch and programme guides shall be part of the the ticket price.

Speakers Lineup

The speakers are the most integral and important part of any TEDxexperience. At this event you will have access to some of the most renowned and celebrated speakers in the world for TEDxSalford – the following have confirmed their attendance so far:

Irene Khan – ex-Secretary General of Amnesty International 
Dario Autiero – Team Leader of the OPERA Collaboration. CERN
Ed Stafford – British adventurer – “Amazon Man”
George Clarke – Presenter of the “Home Show” and “Restoration Man”
Stephen Venables – Renowned British mountaineer
Julie Summers – 
Author, broadcaster, historian
John Robb – Music journalist and vocalist for “GoldBlade”

Dawn Gibbins – MBE, Entrepeneur
Tom Hingley – Vocalist for the Inspiral Carpets

Anousheh Ansari – First ever female space tourist in history
Dr. Heather Witney – Award winning scientist
Anne Lise Kjaer – Renowned futurist and trends expert
Mystery NASA Astronaut – Apollo programme or Space Shuttle? The answer might surprise you!

Expect around 15 world class speakers in total to inspire and encourage you at TEDxSalford, with the final names to be announced!

Venue: Compass Room, The Lowry

The Lowry plays host to a stunning, circular Compass Room with easy access for guests and event contractors alike, this popular room is the perfect setting for this TEDx event. Its glass walls allow an abundance of natural daylight to illuminate the room, but at the push of a button, the electronic blinds can provide complete blackout facilities, essential for formal presentations.

Directly below the Compass Room is the Quays Bar, a versatile space which provides a relaxed, informal environment for both catering and delegate registration, and offers views of some of Manchester ’s most iconic buildings.

Follow @tedxsalford on Twitter, Facebook and Visit TEDx Salford Online.

Partners for the event are: Manchester Science Parks, Loreal UKUniversity of Salford Students UnionLime UK.

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