2018 Event

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The theme for TEDxUniversityofKent 2018!

Through sciences, literature, politics and other fields, we want to come together to take the journey of seeking the truth. By questioning old dogmas and pre-established ideas, we can find new concepts to face the obstacles of tomorrow.

Think outside the box. Read between the lines. Discover a new path.

We can solve the challenges of tomorrow, by discovering a new truth today.

2018 theme:



Speakers Will Be Announced Soon




TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


TEDx , x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


Carolin Oetzmann
Event Organiser and License Holder

Ellis Cross
Event Organiser

Imaan Fakim
Event Organiser

Cheng Hong
Event Organiser

Keiran Edgar Wilson
Event Production Coordinator

Tim Vellinga
Finance Coordinator

Lea Karouby, Laura Prats, and Becky Harrison
Curating and Research Coordinators

Sarah Irvin
Website Coordinator

Natalia Abdrol
Audio and Video Production Coordinator

Jack Wilkinson
Marketing Coordinator

“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”

-H.P. Lovecraft

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