o The Frog Blog: Getting Set for TEDx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Getting Set for TEDx


A sold out TEDxDublin takes place this Saturday in the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre, with the impressive line up of speakers promising to share their unique insights on the theme ‘A City of Ideas’. There is a strong scientific, artistic and architectural feel about the line up, which consists of fifteen speakers in all, that is sure to keep the packed auditorium on the edge of their seats throughout the day. 

Hosted by Science Gallery and supported by Science Foundation Ireland, TEDxDublin will be a day-long feast of ideas and inspiration - kicking off at 1pm and running through to 8pm. The fifteen speakers include Irish artist Dorothy Cross, comedian Maeve Higgins, Daniel Libeskind, architect who designed the new World Trade Center in New York City, geneticist Aoife McLysaght, Professor of Psychology Ian Robertson and journalist Trevor White. 

And, in case the audience fancy a break from proceedings, they can tuck into grub at the Irish Village Markets food market, catch up on some TEDTalks videos and much more. I'm really looking forward to the event and hoping to hear some "ideas worth spreading".