TEDx Brighton conference sells out

Posted On 16 Oct 2012 at 2:56 pm

An online conference being hosted in Brighton has sold out.

The second TEDx Brighton is being held at the Corn Exchange a week on Friday (26 October).

The speakers aim to challenge perceptions of the generation gap; ask if it exists and, if so, where; ask what we can learn from it; and look at how to communicate across generations.

Among those speaking are Colin Grant, the author, historian and BBC radio producer; Claire Lewis, the documentary producer, who has worked for the BBC and ITV; and Geoff Warburton, who used to run psychological services for the Terrence Higgins Trust.

TED conferences and talks are filmed and uploaded to the internet. Each talk is intended to last up to 20 minutes long and be about ideas worth sharing. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design.

The first TED conference was held in California in 1984. And TEDx events are independently organised conferences along the same lines.

At TEDx Brighton the way we live in Brighton and Hove is also due to come under the spotlight.

A pop-up architecture centre is being set up by a specialist Brighton group called Threshold. It will have a pavilion where a number of questions will be posed including: “How will you be living in 20 years’ time?

“What type of house will you live in and whom might you be living with – your parents, your grandchildren, friends?”

A map of Brighton and Hove will also feature, showing what types of housing are where.

Content created on the day will go into an online and exhibited library of talking heads that will grow over time, discussing a variety of topics in relation to the built environment.

Olli Blair, co-founder of Threshold, said: “Housing is a pressing issue for Brighton and Hove and for the western world as we experience an ageing population.

“Threshold is using the opportunity of TEDx Brighton to get the people of our city to think about how they live now and how they want to in the future and to feed into the debate and solution-finding with architects.”


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