On Monday 8th February, TEDxDerryLondonderry Women ‘Imagine Change’. Hosted by Chris Suitor, owner of Suitor Bros, this TEDx talk brought an incredible mix of people from all over the world to one stage to share their idea worth sharing
The Fear Of Change Vs The Fear Of Complacency, By Adam B
Derry-based Adam Beales, or AdamB, is paving the way for a new generation of YouTubers, through creating dynamic, family-friendly and hilarious content. Adam has recently been announced as the 40th presenter for the BBC TV show Blue Peter.
A Crash To Success, By Seamus Fox
Seamus Fox is an entrepreneur and founder of Mindset Junkie Academy and Podcast, where he teaches self-development and performance through behavioural change. Helping owners uncover those blocks and move past them is Seamus’ life mission.
Are The Cards Stacked Against Us? By Rioghnach Kavanagh
Rioghnach is a practising Barrister. Born and raised in Derry, she has witnessed the social barriers that exist both within her hometown and nationally. Her personal story that led to being Called to the Bar serves as a reminder that the most important tool you can give a person is opportunity.
Never Allow Anyone Else’s Opinion Block Your Future, By Grainne McCoy
Why Only Some Innovation Leads to Change, By Andrew Cuthbert
Andrew started out with a new vision for the charity sector in 2001. His mind has been core to the creation of over £1bn of revenue on new start projects. His experience and effectiveness in technology, science and business together with his curious mind & quest for knowledge give him unique insight into the future.
Why We Need To Disrupt Careers Education, By Rachel Doherty
Rachel is active in the manufacturing and engineering community. She is also a key member of local social enterprise, 4C UR Future and is a Non Executive Director of ONUS, a company that provides awareness training to organisations to recognise and respond to domestic violence or abuse. he is passionate about young people achieving their potential through opportunities presented by Industry 4.0 and is a self-described lifelong learning advocate.
11, A number, An Age, An Ending, By Ava Canney
Ava is a 17-year-old student who is passionate about many things, especially science and engineering. As well as being an advocate for females in STEM, Ava feels strongly about using her voice to change the current educational system in Northern Ireland. She believes that the opportunities provided by the nourishing and loving all ability educational environment that she attended shaped her into the young woman she is today.
Label-Less Living, By Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland
How to live a life free of labels society gives us through personal resilience and knowing who you really are. Dr Amanda is from the UK and lives in Portugal and New Zealand. She has over 34 years of experience in Human Development and is the Founder of the Worlds First Neural CodingTM Company. She trains people to become Neural CodersTM internationally. She worked in the corporate world for 16 years, with the Estée Lauder group, starting her career on the counter and finally becoming the Clinique Director of Education for Europe the Middle East and Africa, based in London
Fashion Policing & The Double Standards Of Gender Expression, By Taryn de Vere
When Fashion activist Taryn de Vere goes out in public with her trans child she discovers there is one rule for her, and another for her young daughter. In this talk Taryn discusses her own fashion aesthetic, gender identities and expectations, parenting a trans child, navigating the hostility of strangers, and the transformative power of authentic self-expression. Taryn de Vere is a Fashion Activist, Journalist, Designer, and Peer-reviewed Artist. Taryn is Director and co-founder of Quare Media, and also operates a fashion accessories business.
How Cultural Prisons Can Break In Just One Minute, By Shar Moore
You Have The Chance To Be A Hero For Autistic Children-Take It, By Jude Morrow
Jude Morrow is an autistic author, social worker, motivational speaker and advocate for all things Autism and Neurodiversity. Jude is the author of the globally acclaimed “Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad?” – published by Beyond Words, publisher of The Secret. Jude has toured groups locally and internationally to show that autistic people can grow to live happy and successful lives. “As someone who people spent their time trying to change, I see it as my turn now! Attitudes, perceptions and prejudices need to change – not us!”
Connected Citizens, By Conor Houston
Conor is a Director at Houston Solutions Ltd a bespoke leadership advisory company. He has provided trusted strategic advice to senior leaders across business, government, digital and entertainment industries. He has experience in bringing large-scale impactful strategies to life and has built relationships and networks locally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the US State Department Rule of Law Programme, Fellow of the British Council Hammamet Conference and represented the UK at the Ship for World Young Leaders Conference in Japan. Conor was also the inaugural Chair of The Ireland Funds Belfast.
Stepping Off The Timetable Train. Time To Rethink Childhood, By Diane Koplewsky
Diane is a leading entrepreneur in Early Education and School Age Childcare sector. Her main focus is in building resilience in children and young people through play. Diane’s research is born out of seeing an increasing number of people coming into the workforce who are risk adverse. Some of this can stem back to all forms of play deprivation in early childhood. Diane also believes that if we build resilience in children and young people we will be preventing many of the health issues which are on the rise with adolescents and young adults.
Rethinking Our Food Supply Chain – Future-Proofing Your Food, By Kieran Kelly
Kieran is a successful tech entrepreneur working with organisations to deliver positive economic change through digital transformation. After spending almost two decades designing and delivering enterprise security solution for Government, Defence and Aerospace clients, Kieran has been focusing on the benefits of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and Blockchain to support and enhance supply chain security and asset management. For the past 6 years, he has developed and deployed working solutions for global brands across the food and beverage sector.
Humanology vs Technology, By Wendy Chalmers Mill
Wendy has a unique insight and passion for personal growth, understanding the benefits of positive communication in the workplace. Her goal is to educate organisations in Humanology and the influences of todays technology, ensuring that workplace cultures and environments are conducive to optimal success. She creates a climate for vision building, acting as a catalyst for empowering others to better understand themselves and the positive influence they can make through improved Leadership and Communication.
Is Your Inner Genius Being Heard Find Your Fire, By Pete Lonton
Mighty Pete Lonton from the ‘Mighty 247’ company, is a Mentor, Entrepreneur, Podcaster Coach, Property Investor, husband and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire In The Belly show and’ project. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and burn-out, and ultimately his years spent not stoking ‘Fire In the Belly’. In 2017, at 37.5 years of age that changed, and he is now on a journey of learning, growing, accepting and inspiring others.
How Elon Musks Tesla Became My University, By Kieran White
Kieran is a 20 year old entrepreneur and environmental advocate based in London and the San Francisco Bay Area, passionate about solving the vital recycling and global waste problem our planet currently faces. He left high school simply wanting to be of use to the world and subsequently joined Tesla Motors at 18 after being rejected multiple times with no degree, making him at that time unofficially the youngest employee at the company. Over his 2 years he got the opportunity to travel, working on UK and European wide projects in key areas of rapid growth and scaling for the markets, receiving invaluable mentorship in the process. In addition to pitching his startup to Elon Musk’s team at HQ.
Your Pillar For Growth, By Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams is an investor and Director in multiple businesses across the UK, Ireland and Central and Eastern Europe. His two main ventures Connected Health and Connected Talent deliver innovative and disruptive services in the traditional and ‘tired’ sectors of both homecare and recruitment. Working alongside a team of other local Directors and Investors Ryan has helped Connected Health to become the fastest growing Tech Enabled Homecare Company in the UK and Ireland growing from just 45 staff 7 years ago to a business now employing some 740 staff across the regions with a turnover in excess of £18 million.
How To Reinvent Public Speaking, By George Andriopoulos
George Andriopoulos is the award-winning founder and CEO of Launchpad Five One Six, a New York based management consulting firm providing organizations with the tools and resources to innovate and thrive. George is veteran of the stage as a keynote, motivational, and soon to be three-time TEDx speaker delivering talks that spark inspiration and change. George also owns a digital marketing agency, is the host of “The Launchcast,” a top rated podcast about leadership, and has recently begun providing leadership coaching services through The Leadership Experience, his company’s leadership coaching division.