TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde: Event of the Year

Few student-led societies aim to organise a large-scale, international conference but for the past several years that is exactly what TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde has been doing. Operating since 2013, our Annual Ideas Conference is one of the highlights of the academic year and much anticipated by our forward-thinking and engaged global community.

Reflecting on the last twelve months, as a society we have achieved much. Our 2020 'Everything Connected' conference was held on Saturday 14 March, just as the pandemic was taking hold and immediately before the first national lockdown. Our Lead Organiser Sheik Abdul Malik was battling multiple logistical challenges, with speakers flying in from the US and the Middle East he worked tirelessly to ensure we could deliver this outstanding event. The playlist of our 2020 speakers can be found on our dedicated YouTube channel.

Since our inception, we have been hosting our flagship event in and around the city of Glasgow, with last year’s conference being hosted at the impressive Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Strathclyde.

Not only are we well known for holding our events in outstanding venues, but we are also renowned for the quality of our speakers. We have had the great pleasure of inviting those at the cutting-edge of research, CEOs and leaders in business, engineers, activists and even astronauts! However, we are simply looking for an idea that is worth sharing and which will leave our audience inspired to make positive change.

We were overwhelmed by the support of our community last year, with tickets selling out in less than 60 minutes. Confident that we can deliver another brilliant event this year, and with a team of over 50 talented individuals working across multiple areas, from marketing and finance to logistics and curation, we are well underway to achieving our ambitious goals.

Scheduled for the last weekend of September and with an array of commercial partners and sponsors working with us, we are continuing to search for those individuals who have a unique experience or innovative idea they would like to share with our TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde community.

If you are interested in applying to be a speaker at this year’s Annual Ideas Conference, then you can do so here. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 31 March at 11:59 pm so be sure to get your entries in soon.

If you would like to find out more about the work that we have been doing as well as see a playlist of our talks dating back several years, then visit our website.

We are happy to answer any queries and chat with those interested in working with us further so why not get in touch with us at tedxstrath@gmail.com

We hope to welcome you all to our Annual Ideas Conference and if you would like to keep up to date with our latest progress then you can connect with us on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

*****For the included images can you please give photo credit to Sheik Abdul Malik******