On Sunday I was privileged to meet some of the other speakers from the TEDx Leamington Spa conference as well as the curator team, they were a wonderfully warm, welcoming crowd and we had a fun, entertaining and educational day practising our talks.
The Speaker line-up for the 21st November
One of the speakers was a guy called Henry, without giving too much away, Henry is a Rocket Scientist, yes, a real, live, Rocket Scientist!!! I’ve never met one before so he was a bit of a novelty as far as I was concerned, and having a very scientifically minded son made him all the more interesting. Osborn would have loved him!
He is an ambassador for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project and his talk is all about the project, which is designing and making a car that can travel at 1000 miles an hour! What he explains in his talk is how they are going about it and the numerous problems that they have encountered with the design. Sound dry? Not at all!! I was riveted the whole way through and left wanting to know more.
The talks cover a vast range of subjects and are all fascinating listening, so if you’re one of the very lucky few who managed to get a ticket, you’re in for an amazing day! I did meet, in person, Lara Smith, who was one of the few, ‘on the ball’ enough to succeed in getting a ticket, turns out that actually getting one was a bit like winning the lottery! The tickets sold out in the first 73 minutes of becoming available with a maximum purchase number of only 2!
I feel extremely honoured to be part of the fantastic team that make up TEDx Leamington Spa, I really do believe that this will go down in TEDx history as being one the greats! Thank you everyone on the curator team for all of the hard work you have put in to making this such a fantastic event and http://www.tedxleamingtonspa.comwell done to all the speakers, I can’t wait for the 21st November to come around!