This autumn, on Saturday 28 October 2017, marks the third, consecutive TEDx event to be held at King’s College London and the theme for this year is Embracing Madness .
Many of us feel a sense of unease around the word ‘madness’ and the negative connotations associated with it, so this event aims to put a very different spin on the word and challenge our perceptions of what it means to be ‘mad’.
Attendees can expect a full day of thought-provoking talks as we bring together a host of talented people from in and around King’s College London. Event co-organiser Liis Oblikas is keen to encourage as many people as possible to attend, and enthusiastically explains that it’s not exclusively for mental health practitioners, “I’m delighted to say that this event truly is open to everyone, and will be of interest to a wide range of people and professions. From scientists and students, to artists and academics – each one of us can expect to learn and share something new with each other. I’m really excited to discover what we’ll produce on the day!”
Date: Saturday 28 October 2017
Venue: Strand Campus, London
Refreshments will be provided, and this event will also serve as a fantastic opportunity to network and speak with your contemporaries across a wide variety of fields.
Tickets will go on sale towards the end of September, so follow us Facebook @tedxkcl for the latest updates and for ticketing information.
Can’t make it to London?
Not a problem! This event will be streamed ‘live’ on the day, and in keeping with TED traditions, a video recording will also be available for you to view for free, shortly after the event.
What is TEDx King’s College London?
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a long established media organisation that posts conference talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading” . TEDx are independent events organised by TED license-holders.
Liis continues by explaining a little of the University’s involvement and revival, “TEDx King’s College London was again brought to life three years ago with the aim of bringing the world-wide initiative back to King’s. This was a way of offering students a unique experience by bringing speakers from all areas of life together to one stage, inspire and show that no idea is too crazy nor a goal too impossible. As long as one person walks away wanting to make a difference, this initiative will always have a place at King’s.”