Welcome to TEDxEastEnd 2016 Live!

30th January 2016

Welcome to the fifth TEDxEastEnd! You are joining a global community of individuals who believe in the power of ideas to change the world.

This year we will be using a mobile app to provide you with information about today. Check the app for details about interactive experiences, art exhibitions and the speakers’ coffeehouse, speaker bios, food menus, sponsor information as well as a live feed of all our social media content.

You can get the app on iOS and Android by searching for WEAREBEEM (choose the app with the lime green logo). You can sign into the app with the email you used to register for tickets.

There is free WiFi available today; the network is: TEDxEastEnd Guest WiFi and password is: WeLoveTEDx 

We want to hear about your experience at TEDxEastEnd. You can text us your anonymous feedback throughout the day on +44 (0) 7592 905 757.

Enjoy the day – Happy TEDx!

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Event Agenda
11:30 VIP Registration & VIP Lunch hosted by Tata Consultancy Services (invite only)
12:00 Registration opens
13:00 – 14:45 First Session:
Choir with No Name
Dr Matthew Green
Greg Constantine
Abi Ramanan
Regina Catrambone
14:45 – 15:45 Break*
15:45 – 17:30 Second Session:
Jermain Jackman
Dr Christine Shaw-Checinska
Sue Lukes
Toni Mac
Amanda Leon-Joyce
17:30 – 18:30 Break*
18:30 – 20:00 Third Session:
Magnus Lindkvist
Hera Hussain
Caroline Parker
Jules Howard
Hussain Manawer
20:00 – 21:00 Drinks and networking @ Stage3 bar

*during the breaks there will be food and drink available for purchase as well as a makers fair, pop-exhibition and other interactive experiences.

Makers & Art

Hackney Empire 2 - MAKER - Chew
1. Chew – Chew is the live streaming community for DJs. The world’s first open digital platform that lets DJs support each other, teach each other and make a name for themselves through live streaming video and audio.

Using Chew, bedroom DJs can share their mixes, while building and engaging a global fanbase. But they can also learn from the professionals who are using Chew to broadcast from studios, educational facilities & events across the world.

Hackney Empire 2 - MAKER - Impact Marathon
2. Impact Marathon – We create experiences that go so much further than just running a race. Participants will have a 6 day adventure that incorporates volunteering at the very project they’ve fundraised for, experiencing the region, immersing themselves in the community whilst building towards a running race set in the outstandingly beautiful locations that will truly bring everyone together and change the lives of all involved.
Hackney Empire 2 - MAKER - Pom Pom Factory
Pom Pom Factory – Pom Pom Factory started in 2010 by Karen Hsu. Based in East London, Karen is known for creating flower installations and products using 100% bio-degradable and recycled tissue paper. Each creation is handmade by Karen and her Pom Pom team in the UK.Karen’s clientele includes French labels Naf Naf and Bonpoint, Selfridges department store in the UK and British ready-to-wear labels such as Pyrus and Nicole Farhi. Apart from window installations, Karen’s work has also been featured in private events and weddings, numerous blogs and print publications.
Harold Pinter - Exhibition - Artur Conka
Artur Conka – Artur Conka was born in Slovakia from a Roma background. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in photography at Derby University. He has been accepted to the MA in Moving Imaging at the Royal College of Art. Conka is a director and photographer, co-owning a production company called NewLight Productions. He has had exhibitions at Autograph Gallary, Derby Museum, Berlin Film Festival, Czech Film Festival and Romanian Cultural Festival.
Harold Pinter - Exhibition - Sam Ivin
Sam Ivin – Sam Ivin’s work focuses on social issues and the people connected with them. His pictures attempt to demonstrate the impact these situations have on his subjects. By documenting their stories and perspectives he hopes to provide a more personal, tangible understanding of them. He studied Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport graduating in 2014.


Harold Pinter - Exhibition - Marcin Jozefiak
Marcin Jozefiak – Marcin Jozefiak is a photographer and artist. In his practice he searches for visual answers to the relationship between artist and subject. Artwork and the creative process is related to the emotions that each image demonstrates. He completed his Foundation Degree in Photography at City and Islington’s Centre for Business, Arts and Technology in 2013 and then progressed to complete his degree at London Metropolitan University.
Stage 3 - Exhibition - Luke Marsh
Luke Marsh – Luke Marsh is a Leeds born artist and illustrator, currently based in London. He maintains a predominantly traditional drawing based practise, and his 3- dimensional work is often made as an extension to the drawings. The current concern of his practice focuses on the idea of Queer Monstrosity. The work’s narrative hones in on the idea of the “queer” individual remaining a threat and embodying the persona of a “monster” to some.


Stage 3 - Exhibition - Saleena Subaiya
Saleena Subaiya – Saleena Subaiya is an emergency medicine physician trained in public health with a passion for film and photography. By combing her skill sets, she aims to share an inside view of international health from a unique perspective. She most recently filmed a documentary highlighting the plight of humanitarian aid workers in removed parts of India entitled Sunday People, currently in post-production. Her photography chronicles her journey both through her work and exploration of the world.


Stage 3 - Exhibition - Sarah Dorman
Sarah Dorman – Sarah Dorman lives in London and is a self taught photographer specialising in gig and portrait photographer. She mainly shoots on digital utilising natural light.


Hackney Empire 2 Lobby - Makers - Candy Mechanics

Candy Mechanics creates customised candy using 3D scanning, 3D printing and traditional candy making. Candy Mechanics was created by Sam Part, Ben Redford and a deep love of making ridiculously awesome stuff. Our in house Candy man is Will Leigh, he makes the wonderful creations taste as good as they look. After a six week trial by fire in Selfridges London, we now on a three man mission to make sure the world can eat it’s own face.

Hackney Empire 2 - Makers - Visualise

Visualise are a Virtual Reality production studio, creating world class VR experiences and films. We are a collective of the world’s leading virtual reality filmmakers, photographers, producers, technologists and developers. Combining the craft of traditional storytelling and filmmaking with pioneering technical 360 content production, we deliver incredible VR experiences. Virtual reality isn’t just what we do, it’s our team’s purpose and passion.


Stalls/Main Theatre: Be Inspired Films Vine Booth

Are you feeling inspired? Take charge and make a Vine! Got an idea worth spreading? Speak up and make a Vine! Make and broadcast a 6 second video at our Vine Booth with our partners Be Inspired Films.

Harold Printer Room: 100 Stories

With Hackney Empire’s aim of collecting 100 stories representing the 100 languages spoken in the Borough of Hackney, come and listen to a selection of tales, learn more about the borough’s diverse cultures and be a part of passing on knowledge to a new generation.

Stage 3: Speakers' Coffeehouse

Grab a coffee and talk to our speakers in our contemporary reimagining of a 17th century coffeehouse. History past meets history present.  Immersed in this modern coffeehouse and featuring a display of works by Luke Marsh, go more in depth with speakers to propagate ideas worth spreading.

First Break: Hera Hussain, Abi Ramanan, Jules Howard, Dr Matt Green
Second break: Hussain Manawer, Sue Lukes, Jermain Jackman

Hackney Empire 2: Pretzlaw Communications & Beem App Booth

Come and discover our brand new app in partnership with Beem. Usually made for the best informed employees, we now proudly present this app to create the best experience for TEDxEastEnd guests. Pretzlaw Communications is a full-service brand communications agency founded in 1996 in the heart of the German capital, Berlin and now for a short visit in London.


Presenting Partners

Tata Consultancy Services

TCS-Company-webTata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of ITBPS, infrastructureengineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 335,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $15.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2015 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at  www.tcs.com.

Hackney Empire

500px-HE-black-standardBased in a historic landmark building, Hackney Empire is one of London’s oldest theatres and a unique performing arts centre. Bridging the arts and popular culture, it embraces local and global arts communities, and, as a result, creates a cultural hub that is central to achieving the vision of Hackney Empire as the global cultural destination and the home of individuality and creativity.  Our main artistic focus is on producing the art forms that use music as the primary mean of expression, while ensuring accessibility of the work we produce and present. Through this artistic vision we nurture and support local emerging artists and provide diverse arts education and creative learning opportunities to Hackney and the broader East London communities. www.hackneyempire.co.uk


Be Inspired Films

250px-Be-Inspired-FilmsA multi-award winning creative agency. Forward thinking organisations across business and society commission us to tell stories for a better world. Founded in 2009, we work as a trusted partner for our clients helping them get clarity on their story, connect it with their strategy and bring it to life visually to achieve their goals. Our services include Video strategy, Video production, Animation, Event filming, Live streaming and Video training.  www.beinspiredfilms.co.uk

Pretzlaw Communications

logoWe are a full-service brand communications agency founded in 1996 in the heart of the German capital, Berlin. Our agency comes up with innovative branding and communications solutions for our clients. We are personal, professional, strategic, fast acting and creative.  In 2015 we set a goal to improve internal communications for our clients by developing new digital products,  such as an employee app and sms voting system designed to increase interactivity and engagement at work and conferences. www.pretzlaw.de


The Irrational Agency


Companies who want to understand what really drives their customers – the power of unconscious motivations, intangible value and psychological pricing strategies – hire the Irrational Agency to find out. We carry out behavioural economics-based market research projects, using the latest advances in scientific research to help our clients read their customers’ minds and hearts, and learn how to give them better products. We can help you to give your customers what they really want – even if they don’t know they want it yet. www.theirrationalagency.com



citizenM Hotels

citizenM is a new breed of hotels best enjoyed by mobile citizens of the world — those who love affordable luxury, great showers, huge beds, free movies and wifi…and time travellers everywhere. www.citizenm.com



Migrants’ Rights Network

Migrants’ Rights Network is a young, dynamic national NGO working and campaigning in support of migrants in the UK. www.migrantsrights.org.uk

Creative Dynamic Print

Creative Dynamic Print

When you come along to this event, if you like the bag you are holding and the programme that is helping you get to where you would like to be, and you or someone you know are in need of something printed, then give CDP a call as we can help with it all. www.creativedynamicprint.co.uk









Stage 3

£5 per box
– Rice, Gado Gado salad (with/without chicken satay stick)

£1 for tea or filter coffee

Crisps, chocolates, cookies and cakes and full bar also available.

Bars – Hackney Empire Auditorium

£5 per box
– Falafel wrap with side salad; (V)
– Nicoise salad (GF)
– Mediterranean Pasta (V)
– Chicken Rice and mango salad, (GF)

£1 for tea or filter coffee

Crisps, chocolates, cookies and cakes and full bar also available.

Harold Pinter Room

£4.50 per cup with bread:
– Italian Tomato soup (V)
– Turkish Lentil soup (V)

£1 for Tea and Coffee
£4.50 for Mulled Wine
£3 Spiced Apple (or with a shot of Brandy for £4.50)

Hackney Empire 2

£5 per box
– Spanish Tortilla with side salad; (V)
– Couscous with mixed roasted vegetables; (V)
– Medu Vada + spicy vegetables (V)

£1 for tea or filter coffee