Longford to host first TEDx Conference

Marta Rosa Spiga

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Longford is to host the Midland’s first TEDx Conference on Friday 29 June at the Backstage Theatre at 7.30pm. There are limited tickets for the exclusive event, priced at €12 per person.
The theme for TEDx Longford is ‘Change Makers’, and the line-up includes award-winning journalist Gemma O’Doherty, US activist Chas Jewett, founder of FEASTA and Sustainable Projects Ireland Davie Philips, businessman and competition advocate Seamus Maye, ICSA President Patrick Kent, and local educator and environmentalist Anna Kavanagh.
The internationally renowned TED conferences are devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful, inspirational talks. Past TED events have hosted world leaders and leading thinkers such as Bill Clinton and Stephen Hawking, and TED Talks such as Ken Robinson’s “Do schools kill creativity?“ has been viewed more than 50 million times online.

TED x Longford
TED x Longford

Why is this event important?
TEDxLongford is the brainchild of local teacher and filmmaker Shane Crossan, well known through his many years of work with Longford youth groups such as School of Rock. He explains the importance of starting a conversation around the legacy we leave our children and says, “The time has come for us to start imagining a better way of living… The purpose of TEDx Longford is to bring together speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, who together will give us some ideas on how we can create a better world for ourselves and our children.”
In fact, six national and international speakers will present their ideas on a wide variety of topics.

Gemma ODoherty
Gemma O Doherty is a multi award-winning journalist. She will present her ideas about change during the event

For more details, follow TEDxLongford on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDxLongford, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TEDxLongford

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Marta Rosa Spiga