Watch the latest TEDxMalvern talks on ‘Positive Progress and Optimism’

 People around the world now have the chance to hear from inspiring local thought leaders through a series of free videos filmed at a recent TEDxMalvern event.

The evening, which was held at the Coach House Theatre on 24 April, featured a line-up of fantastic live speakers, screenings of informative TED Talks and offered a chance for guests to network and discuss ideas.

With the theme 'Positive Progress and Optimism', the talks were presented to an audience of about 100 people and covered such topics as relationships, physics and astronomy and mental health and well-being.

The live speakers were Cathy Garner, a Relationship Coach and Portrait Artist, Cliff Jones, a Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds, and Damian Mark Smyth, an International Consultant, Speaker and Best-selling Author.

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to 'ideas worth spreading', usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers.

TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection.

The event was supported by Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC), Innovate Malvern CIC, Malvern Hills Science Park and WINN Worcestershire.

Dr Adrian Burden, Lead Organiser for the event, said: "This was our third TEDx event in Great Malvern. The evening provided an opportunity to discuss topics that both resonate with our local community and should interest a global audience."

Simon Smith, Co-organiser of TEDxMalvern and Economic Development Manager at MHDC, said: "Once again, the event was a great opportunity for innovative minds to come together to share ideas and discuss thoughts on the positive progress of not only technology but of health and well-being. As part of our five year plan to make Malvern a centre of innovation, the event was aimed at helping to build upon the town's unique heritage as a centre for technology development and creative thinking."

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Pictured: Speakers and organisers from this year's TEDxMalvern. From left to right: Damian Mark Smyth, Cliff Jones, Adrian Burden (lead organiser), Cathy Garner, and Simon Smith (co-organiser). Photo credit: Bob Bilsland.

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About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED's podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows programme, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts' most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.

About TEDx, x = independently organised event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations).

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