First speakers announced for TEDxGranta 2012: Alive & Kicking

We’ve been busy organising these last few months …..

An independently organised event licensed by TED at The Junction, Cambridge Friday 9th March 2012.

TEDxGranta 2012: Alive & Kicking is a celebration of restless innovation in the arts and sciences.

Of survivors and creators. And of people who kick back against established ways of thinking. Featuring live speakers, recorded TEDTalks and great conversations, and taking place in celebrated Cambridge arts venue The Junction, TEDxGranta 2012: Alive & Kicking presents a stimulating day of ideas worth spreading. It follows on from the huge success of the inaugural event, TEDxGranta 2011: Women Shaping the Future, and TEDxGranta: Telling Stories, a salon event sponsored by CamCreative.

Speakers (with more to be announced soon)

David Constantine MBE is the co-founder of Motivation, a charity which works to improve the quality of life of people with mobility impairment, designing and building affordable wheelchairs for people in developing countries.

Food writer Tim Hayward contributes to the Financial Times and The Guardian and publishes the quarterly journal Fire & Knives. He now lives in Cambridge, having stepped in to save beloved Cambridge institution, Fitzbillies bakery, from closure in 2011.

Eben Upton is a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, who are developing a $25 microcomputer, with the goal of putting programmable hardware in the hands of every child in the UK with the aim of addressing the decline of computer science and engineering students in this country.

Tickets For tickets please visit our EventBrite page: Tickets cost £60 plus booking fee. Early bird tickets priced at £50 available until 31st January only!

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