I'm very excited to announce that my team and I at TEDxOxford are launching the brand new TEDxOxford website! We have teamed up with the awesome guys at Oxford-based One Ltd to launch our new site and we're super excited about it! Please check out the new site and give any feedback you have in the comments below!
In the TED spirit of ‘ideas worth spreading’ TEDxOxford is all about the power of imagination and innovation. Christopher Toumazis (Keble College, Oxford University) was inspired to launch the conference and was joined by a bunch of other equally quirky and inspired Oxford University students from across the colleges who felt that there was a definite gap for TED in the university scene.
After months of extensive preparation and marketing tactics that ranged from simple business cards with 260911 put in student’s pigeon holes, to a red balloon clad Oxford (and more specifically a balloon adorned Radcliffe Camera), the first event happened at the T.S Eliot theatre in Merton College Oxford on the 26th of September 2011.
TEDxOxford 2011 was a truly fantastic day with speakers ranging from PR dynamo Kelly Cutrone (now to be seen on this season’s America’s Next Top Model), Creation Records founder Alan McGee to Oxford Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy and the leading regenerative medicine expert Aubrey de Grey. See photos from the event on Facebook.
This year TEDxOxford 2012 (in line with the much used but very apt cliché) is going to be bigger and better than ever! It is going to be held in November at the Oxford Playhouse (date tbc) and is going to be an unforgettable day.
The TEDxOxford 2012 line up is already looking incredible and it promises to be an experience that is not only focused on ideas – but also providing a more interactive experience for attendees with multiple workshops happening in the breaks between speakers.