The event, themed Revive, is hosted at The Belgrade Theatre. The day is comprised of talks from selected speakers and performances from local performers. Talks throughout the day will touch on a variety of subjects including technology, education, innovation, well-being, and much more… 

Our vision is to create TEDxCoventry as a recognisable brand that represents Coventry. Its diversity, its shortcomings, its heritage, its achievements, … We need to change perspectives!

TEDx is an independently organised event, designed to help communities and individuals to spark conversations and connect through experience. This event is completely non-profit and is organised by a group of passionate, driven, dedicated volunteers. They fully embrace the ethos of TEDx philosophy – ideas worth spreading.

TEDxCoventry 2020 will give you the unique opportunity to expand your horizons and mindsets. Join us to celebrate human experience, creativity, innovation and a sense of community. Live performances and presenters will immerse you in the utmost TEDx experience.

Speakers 2020

Louise Campton – Unemployable Now What?

“You are not employable” is what Louise was told when she was young. She has managed to turn that statement completely on its head. She will be talking about the barriers to employment. How employers and employees alike can work towards greater vocational opportunities. How can we Revive the employment culture?

Lorna Collins -How Creativity Revived Me

After a severe traumatic brain injury, leading to a number of psychiatric illnesses, art revived Lorna’s life. She discusses how we can all be creative and initiate our own everyday revivals.

Matt Donald – Truly Transformative; A Wholistic Approach to Education

Matt explores the current educational system, its strengths, its challenges & its effect on the individual. He draws from his own personal reflection, experience, research & its application to discuss how we need to revive the attitude towards attainment. A person’s grades are only one part of their journey, not the end result.

Dr Rosa Kwok – Dyslexic? They’re Not Broken

Rosa demystifies the dyslexic mind. She will be demonstrating that we can learn a thing or two from these “seemly broken brains”, and revive our perception of dyslexia

Stacey Mason – The concept of feeling safe changed my life, it will yours.

There are lots of discussions about safety being held at the moment.  But what do we mean when we say we ‘feel safe?’.  Stacey talks about how, through the protective behaviors process, she came to understand what feeling safe is, and how this helped her on her journey from child sexual exploitation survivor to successful business woman.

Bob Scott – Anxiety Why Men Don’t Get It

What is it about men that often stops them from talking about their fears, worries, anxiety? Bob has been on a journey understanding what stops men from talking about anxiety. Helping men understand what anxiety is, why it is a major concern and what they can do about it. Learning how to handle it can REVIVE the human spirit that is lost when anxiety strikes.

Omar Sharif – Reignite Your Inner Passion

People in every level of society are struggling, and many are doing so in silence. Being aware, stepping up and speaking out is the first step. Many people ask themselves questions like, how can I move on from this? Why do I not seem to progress in life? Why do I feel the way I feel? People think that it is too late to change things… Omar is here to show you it’s never too late to revive and reignite your inner passion.

Brian Waterfield – Destination Digital

The digital train is accelerating towards our futures. Do we have a seat on this journey? As a city can we say we have a plan? Technology can enhance lives and inspire creativity. We need to start steering that train. We need to make the digital world fit our needs not letting it run away with our identity.

Host & Performers 2020

Sebbie Mudhai
Darcy Blu
Singer & Songwriter with George Woodford & Katarina Pihl
Jester Styles
Close up Musician
Laura Nyahuye
Spoken word performer
Creative visionary & writer
Mahendra Patel
Drummer, percussionist and musician
Santosh Nair
Indian classical dancer
Singer & songwriter