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TEDxEastEnd is now sold out but you can still catch all of the action live below on Saturday 24th January at 13:30. Just click the button below on the day to access our multi-camera livestream direct from Oval Space, London.  

You can also catch all of the action on our liveblog or social media channels. 

 
 
 
 

LIVE BLOG


20.40

And that's it! TedxEastEnd is over for another year. You can catch up over on our Twitter and Facebook channels plus see amazing photos over on Instagram and...watch it all over again on our Livestream page.

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20.36

Jacob Sam-La Rose @jsamlarose is a poet, educator and artistic director of youth poetry and literature in education programmes.

"Are you the poetry guy...I hate poetry" - a student before he started working at a school.

20.30

@antoshwojcik Antosh Wojcik is a poet, performer and writer who asks us to start by taking in a deep breath before he reads out his poetry.

20.28

Strong words from Amaal Said @amaalsaid, the 19 year-old Danish-born Somali as she reads her poetry.

20.24

To round off the event we have our last performance from Burn After Reading, spoken word artists Jacob Sam-La Rose, Amaal Said and Anton Wojcik.

20.21

We need applications that work without network connections...

20.17

Mike is explaining the complexity of technology, using servers, smartphones, satellites, Wi-Fi and apps to solve disaster scenarios.

20.12

Mike is showing how OpenStreetMap helped with the Ebola outbreak.

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20.08

You all thought your heads were full...

Mike Holdsworth from @InmarsatGlobal is on the TedxEastEnd stage talking about technologies and disasters.

20.04

Nature and engineers have both developed networks patterns to create effiencies
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19.55

Marianne is using maths to explain how understanding patterns can help us to understand the world. Showing the way the tube would look if it was geographically correct hammers home her point about using maths to "say things about complex networks"

19.48

Now on stage is Marianne Freiberger @plusmathsorg, the editor of Plus, a free online maths magazine which opens a door to the world of mathematics for everyone.

19.43


Naji rocking Google Glass

Naji rocking Google Glass

19.42

Naji works for @SomoGlobal and believes that 

"Everything will have a computer...why not, it will become a commodity"

19.38

Naji @FizzyCustard starts off his TedxEastEnd talk by saying "can you tell I am a geek?" 

19.30

Jay Stewart is discussing gender and identity now and the importance it plays in society. Why are we still only divided by male or female?

"There is no gender behind the expression of gender" - Judith Butler

Using genitalia to determine sexual orientation is "dangerous and absurd"

Jay is co-founder of Gendered Intelligence and chairs the Board of Directors

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19.15

Migrants counts

Writer, poet and broadcaster Anna Chen @MadamMiaow kickstarts the final session of the day.

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18.30

Conga lines and unicorn dancers at TEdxEastEnd. Are you dancing?

18.26

Samantha wants everyone to stand up.

18.24

If you are able to watch the livestream we recommend you stick it on and get ready for something uplifting...

18.20

Samantha Moyo founder of Morning Gloryville is up now @GloryvilleHQ. Combining yoga, dancing, and early morning raving, Morning Gloryville is about connecting people.

Rave-alution
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18.10

She receives a standing ovation as she leaves the stage.

18.06

Diane is visibly moved as she recounts the level of violence perpetrated against a young girl murdered by her own family and how it has challenged and changed the law.

17.59

The room is emotionally charged as she speaks about honour killings in the UK.

17.54


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Love is supposed to be a beautiful thing

Diane is recalling how women are forcibly married to rapists and murdered for being raped.

17.50

Diana Nammi is the founder of @IKWRO and has dedicated her life to campaigning for universal human rights. 

17.45

A powerful talk from Felicity

We carry within us the tools ...to create a more loving world

17.40

Shame is one of the biggest causes of violence

17.33

Psychotherapist and trauma expert Felicity de Zulueta refutes that we are inherently violent instead believing that trauma and violence are linked. A prisoner told her:

Better be bad, than not be at all.

17.26

Do you agree with Colin's thoughts? Get involved in the conversation over on Facebook or Twitter #TedxEastEnd

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17.19

Enlightened corporations (should have) strong underlying purposes...not to produce profits

17.18

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17.12

Professor of Management Studies at Oxford Colin Mayer is now on the TedxEastEnd stage talking about the transformational power of multinational business.

We are as powerless over them as we are about the seasons the year.

Colin speaking about corporations.

17.10

Building for the future not just for now

 

17.05

Diane has produced a graph to show the decline in economic growth due to a gap in material productivity and domestic material consumption.

17.03

We are all dependant on distant strangers

17.00

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16.57

Diane Coyle OBE @diane1859 is an economist.

We need to start taking the future seriously.

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16.48

The need and the service are not matched 

Precious thinks that mobile health can deliver services to areas that are currently lacking infrastructure and cites the Ebola outbreak using a simple message "wash your hands". 

16.45

Precious Lunga @DrPreciousLunga now on is Head of Health at the global telecoms company Econet Wireless. 

16.42

Actions are not determined by human nature but human nuture

 

16.38

We're living on borrowed sunlight...

16.35

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16.33

Emily decided to travel via sustainable means to China and realised that she didn't want to travel by flying ever again. This led her to her new career and the discovery that plastic waste is much more of a problem than we really understand.

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16.20

Pangaea Explorations founder @emilypenn the youngest recipient of Yachtmaster of the Year is our first speaker up after the break. 

15.40

We're taking a quick break now. There has been some great performances and don't forget to get involved over on Twitter using the hashtag #TedxEastEnd

15.29

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John Parry rocks the TedxEastEnd stage

15.26

Incredible performances today.

15.25

@_JohnParry takes to the TedxEastEnd stage armed with his guitar. He's just 17 but his difficult early life comes through in his song writing. John has crafted his own aggressively vulnerable styled Love songs which he executes in a uniquely intense performance.

15.20

We're having a little dance here in the social media nest

We're having a little dance here in the social media nest

15.12

Time for a performance from @Infecta who has admitted he "is as nervous as hell" we warmly welcome you to the stage :)

15.08

David believes that virtual reality will change how we think about life and our decisions. Using virtual reality to reduce pain instead of drugs, create empathy for conservation and even help post traumatic stress disorder.

14.58

Now really is the time for virtual reality
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14.52

On stage now. David Sackman from @LWRonline on

How to use Virtual Reality to change human behaviour to make the word a better place

14.47

Fascinating to hear the amount of research that goes into creating one character from real life studies, tribes from Papua New Guinea and technology.

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14.45

Worth heading over to our Livestream to see the videos that accompany the talk. 

14.40

Laurie Brugger, Head Rigger from @Framestore kicks off her Ted Talk with references to Guardians of the Galaxy. 

So how do you build a space raccoon?

14.33

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14.26

Julia Middleton founder of @CommonPurpose talks about Cultural Intelligence and how she wants to put an end to "the flying dead" people who fly in and out of situations without really knowing what is going on. 

14.21

Sian makes an important point about how digital content and how we transfer ownership. 

It's time to redraw the boundaries around digital content
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14.18

Boundaries are inherent to how we think about ownership 

14.15

Sian Lindley @SianLindley is on now talking about digital content and ownership.

14.14

Never give up...if I can turn my life around anyone can

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14.08

I decided to pick up a pen and started drawing...what is my purpose in life

14.07

His life story is hard to listen to but the audience is intently listening.

14.05

John Dolan and George the dog take the stage. John is a renown street artist who documents the architecture of Shoreditch High Street.

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Mark Currie

 

14.00

Are you a Londoner?

13.54

On creating a documentary about London "A Thousand Londoners", the biggest ever documentary about London that includes perspectives of different people. 

Who would you include?
Everyone is important
Everybody is equal  

13.48

Mark Currie takes to the TedxEastEnd stage @MarkSCurrie director of Chocolate London. "How would you describe London?"

We each have our own imaginary city...what is fundamental is the people.

13.40

Maryam is talking about the amazing stage design holding aloft her "magic wand" of red wool. 

13.38

Iain and Maryam kick off "It's about amazing ideas"

13.37

And we're off.  "TedxEastEnd - Society Beyond Borders"

13.30

There's plenty of hugging going on as the audience gets comfy #loveatTedxEastEnd

13.20

And the audience is making their way into the main space. The atmosphere is electric as we await the first speaker. 

11.50

George the dog

George the dog enjoying the build up.

11.30

Nestled amongst the gas towers and exposed concrete of the Oval Space is TedEastEnd. It may be freezing cold outside but the many Ted workers and volunteers are busy getting this year's event ready. We'll be live blogging today so keep an eye on this page for live updates on all the speakers.

You can get involved in the conversation about TedxEastEnd over on Twitter @TedxEastEnd using the hashtag #TedxEastEnd, on our Facebook page or catch all the action in the comfort of your own home, office or cafe by following our Livestream

 

Speakers

We're delighted to announce a fantastic line-up of speakers for TEDxEastEnd 2015. To explore more about their stories and ideas, click on their profiles below. 

 
 
        Emily Penn

        Emily Penn

 
            Naji El-Arifi

            Naji El-Arifi

 
           Colin Mayer

           Colin Mayer

 
 
 
        Julia Middleton

        Julia Middleton

     Marianne Freiberger

     Marianne Freiberger

         Mark Currie

         Mark Currie

         John Dolan

         John Dolan

             Infecta

             Infecta

           John Parry

           John Parry

 
           Diane Coyle

           Diane Coyle

         Jay Stewart

         Jay Stewart

         David Sackman

         David Sackman

        Laurie Brugger

        Laurie Brugger

       Precious Lunga

       Precious Lunga

           Anna Chen 

           Anna Chen 

 
    Felicity de Zulueta

    Felicity de Zulueta

          Sian Lindley

          Sian Lindley

       Samantha Moyo

       Samantha Moyo

     Burn After Reading

     Burn After Reading

       Mike Holdsworth

       Mike Holdsworth

         Diana Nammi

         Diana Nammi

 
 

 

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