The next TEDxSheffield takes place on Tuesday, 11th June 2013.
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Info from TEDxSheffield 2012..
Greetings Sheffield TEDsters,
We are really excited to bring TEDx back to Sheffield in June 2012. Our schedule is..
1230 - Registration Open
1330 - TEDxSheffield Begins
1520 - We Pause for Cake & Coffee
1550 - TEDxSheffield Rolls On
1745 - Closing
The venue for TEDxSheffield 2012 will be The Crucible Studio.
Confirmed speakers include..
Cathy Fitzgerald - Cathy is a writer, producer and presenter. Working with Rockethouse Productions, she makes documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and won the Sony Radio Academy Best Newcomer 2011 for her first programme, The Magic Carpet Flight Manual. She writes and produces iphone apps, audio tours and podcasts for the National Gallery, V&A, Tate Modern, Buckingham Palace and Historic Scotland, and conducts oral history interviews for the Imperial War Museum.
Fi Glover - Fi's rise to radio stardom began very early in career when Geoffrey Archer famously called her a "jumped up little prat". Since then she's worked on BBC Radio 2, Radio 1, GLR and of course many of you will know her much lauded work on Radio 4. She is now presenting a 3 year documentary series for BBC Radio entitled Generations Apart. Most recently, she has become the voice of The Listening Project. Despite Fi's international profile, in person you'll find her to be entirely approachable and just gosh-darn nice. You can find more about Fi here..
Tony Phillips - Tony graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1989 and has been with BBC Radio ever since. Currently he is a Commissioning Editor at the BBC World Service and Commissioning Editor of the Arts for Radio 4. His most recent and perhaps most ambitious project is The Listening Project. Inspired by the Storycorps in the US, this remarkable project from BBC Radio 4 and the British Library that will seek to "capture the nation in conversation".
Chella Quint - Chella is a comedy writer, performer and old school zine girl from Brooklyn who now lives in Sheffield. Her comic essay, Getting Civilized, was recently published in the book Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. She is most well known for her adbusting comedy fanzine Adventures in Menstruating, and had recorded several podcasts for the Talk About the Passion blog. Chella's live work includes performances based on her zines Adventures in Menstruating, It's Not You, I Just Need Space, and The Venns: A Quest for the Perfect Pub quiz. She has toured her shows at festivals and universities in the US, UK and Europe. Her zine covers and design work have been exhibited at APG Works and in the DIY Summer at Site Gallery, at News/Stand at Arts & Sciences Projects, NYC, featured in the magazines Time Out London, Plan B, Stranded, and in the book Fanzines. Chella has written for Now Then magazine, Elevate Difference, Girlfuture, Sadie Magazine, Subtext Magazine, and the Guardian Arts blog. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Education, focusing on femcare ads and media literacy, mostly when she ought to be sleeping. You can find out more about Chella here and on Twitter @chellaquint.
David Cotterell - David is an installation artist working across varied media including video, audio, interactive media, artificial intelligence, device control and hybrid technology. His work exhibits political, social and behavioural analyses of the environments and contexts, which he and his work inhabit. Over the last ten years, his work has been extensively commissioned and exhibited in North America, Europe and the Far East, in gallery spaces, museums and within the public realm. David is Professor of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University and is a council member of AIR, an artists' representative body with over 15,000 members. He is currently exhibiting Monsters of the Id at John Hansard Gallery and developing new work for the Tatton Park Biennial. He is represented by Danielle Arnaud contemporary art.
Erica Packington - Erica is a Sheffield-based social tech geek with an abiding nosiness about social relationships and the fascinating ways they play out in the world. She's an Organisation Consultant for IOD PARC where she helps groups, teams and organisations work together more effectively. By evening, she transforms into She-RARR, a skater and ref with the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls (it's amazing what a pair of tiger print hotpants can do). She spends far too much time on the Twitter (@Erica_Jane_MP) oversharing, promoting digital rights and marvelling at the wonders of human endeavour (in addition to looking at cute pictures of kittens, naturally).
Giuseppe Battaglia - Giuseppe, or as most people call him, Beppe, is the Chair of Synthetic Biology based at the Dept of Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. Beppe has been at Sheffield Uni for 10 years but is still one of the youngest Professors there. His research combines Physics and Chemistry with Biology to improve medical therapy and diagnostics and to find unconventional ways to deliver drugs into the body in order to treat diseases such as cancer, motor neuron disease, Parkinson, infection and inflammation.
James Jefferies - James has spent most of the last 17 years as a software engineer, problem solver and developer. The first website he ever worked on was www.barclays.co.uk back in 1995. Since then he has worked for Yorkshire Electricity and the Sheffield based digital agency Technophobia. Last year he turned freelance with his own company, ShedCode, and is now able to work on the kind of projects he always dreamt about. The first of those projects is Happenstance and he is currently Technologist in Residence at Site Gallery, Sheffield.
Leila Johnston - Leila is a technologist-in-residence on the Happenstance Project, at the Site Gallery in Sheffield. Her interests focuses particularly on the intersection where art & technology meet, and the subversions that can arise as a result. She frequently contributes pieces about hacking for WIRED UK, has written two books, speaks at and runs a number of events, and co-creates a popular geek culture podcast called Shift Run Stop. She’s editor-at-large of Imperica magazine and last year edited the newspaper Hackers!, broadly about doing things you're not supposed to be doing.
Marco Viceconti - Marco is Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Scientific Director of the Insigneo/Sheffield Research Institute. Prior to Sheffield, Marco was based at the Rizzoli Orthapaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy. Marco Viceconti is one of the key figures in the emerging Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) community. Co-author of the first white paper on VPH, scientific co-ordinator of the seminal VPH research roadmap, a "VPH ambassador" and is chairing the VPH Institute Board.
Mark Atkin - Mark is the Director of Crossover & Head of the Documentary Campus Masterschool and comes with a broad knowledge of the European factual and transmedia industries. As a former Commissioner for TV and Online and Programmer at Australia’s multi-cultural public broadcaster, and organiser at the Australian International Documentary Conference, he also has a deep knowledge of the Australian factual and transmedia industries.
Dr Simeon Yates - Simeon is the Director of the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. This role includes Director of the Design Futures Center of Industrial Collaboration as well as over sight of the Art and Design, and the Communication and Computing Research Centres.
Simeon has a background in social science (communication studies) as well as an interest and training in science (geology) and has previously worked at the Open University (UK) and at the University of Leeds (UK). His current broad research interests include: new media, language, culture and interpersonal interaction; scientific and technical communication; and discourse analysis - theory and methods. He has been researching the impacts of the Internet and New/Digital Media on Language and Culture since 1990.
Sophie Maxwell - Sophie has firsthand experience of being isolated from education through her own exclusion age 14. Turning her life around after years of homelessness and regaining control of her education, Sophie successfully completed a Degree and is now running her own Alternative NEET Engagement College. She talks about: What she learnt through her own disengagement and how she now implements it within her own Really NEET Methodology; the importance of differentiation and relevant cultural content within lessons; the matching and pacing technique; reflective realizations and stirring empathy; successful approaches to the recruitment of isolated students. The foundation principle is to connect the young person to their passion giving them purpose.
Steve Coulson - Steve is Creative Director at NYC's Campfire Agency, where he uses storytelling techniques to craft campaigns and launch products. Steve’s award-winning, hands-on immersive experiences bridge the physical and digital worlds to facilitate the flourishing of fan cultures and communities for companies such as HBO, Discovery Channel, A&E Networks, Paramount, Harley-Davidson and Sony Entertainment.
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Herb Kim & Chris Dymond