After the event, some of our attendees were kind enough to give us some excellent feedback so that we can progress forwards. Here are a couple of reviews from those who came along to TEDxNottingham ‘The Hidden Heroes.’
This weekend saw the ever popular TEDx Conferences descend upon Nottingham. TED talks are known for their stimulating dialogue and often serendipitous results; with Nottingham’s own being no different.
Two of the Creative Nottingham team, Johnwithbeard and Chris Allwood attended the event.
TEDx Nottingham comprised of several local speakers, which varied from Lecturers, Teachers, CEO’s and well known faces such as Social-Media-Guru Phil Campbell. Although amongst them were both national and international speakers, all speaking under the events theme of “The Hidden Heroes”.
The idea behind “Hidden Heroes” was to recognise those that do great deeds though often go un-noticed, which was supported by a strong line-up of selfless servants of society. This resulted in some honest, moving and often frank dialogue which forced spectators to put into perspective their own imprint on the world.
We thoroughly enjoyed the event and really appreciated the wide variety of speakers, their walks of life and the impact on society they have had. The TEDx event, which was hosted at Nottingham University’s Business Campus, was on the whole a fantastic success and we would love to see more stimulating events come to Nottingham in the near future.
Last month I had the privilege of being invited to attend theTEDxNottingham Conference.
As a fan of the TEDTalks, I jumped at the chance of hearing some ‘ideas worth sharing‘ live and direct.
Whilst I was ecstatic about going, the material I had already been exposed to via the TEDTalks forum nonetheless formed an extremely high precedent in my mind, one that I thought was near-impossible to match- especially by a smaller scale TED-affiliated event.
In the end, even I was shocked at just how well the organisers managed to exceed my expectations. Quite simply put, the event was ‘amazing.’
From my arrival through the door I sensed it was something special; I was handed my name-badge and noticed that it had been childishly scrawled over with crayons of every colour imagineable. On the reverse I found a quote:
Its only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
I smiled, and couldn’t help but wonder ‘how long did it take these guys to do this?’ By the end of the day I had certainly found an answer: a lot.
Everything just…worked! From the artwork on show with its obscure titles and even more obscure images, to the vivid mindmapping of each talk on the rear wall of the conference room by the LiveScribes. Everything literally required me to engage, discuss, to think outside the box.
Honestly, I don’t mean to sound corny, but its like I could just feel the TED ethos in the air (-_- I apologise.)
Thanks a lot guys, I hope your cheques went through!