Can the Isle of Wight help change the world?

‘If not now, when?’ is the theme of TEDxLukelyBrook, an event taking place on March 2nd, 2022 in The Anthony Minghella Theatre at Quay Arts in Newport that will bring ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ and connect the island to a global audience, like never before.

The event will feature an impressive line-up of speakers all standing on the famous round red carpet. Presenting topics including ‘A move from the urban jungle’ and ‘Exercise changes lives’ to ‘Islands of geography for a greener future’ and ‘Reconsidering disability in our community’. Gina London, author and Emmy-winning former CNN correspondent and anchor is just one of the speakers announced for the event, whose talk entitled ‘The Myth of Authenticity’ will help discover why the most valued attribute of a leader is also one of the most misunderstood.

Whilst the ‘Talks’ will take place in the main theatre, a ‘Watch Party’ focusing on youth will be held simultaneously in the Riverside Centre. There is also a ‘Conversation Area’ giving delegates at Quay Arts an opportunity to spark conversations, share their passions, relax and meet with speakers to discuss their talks and ideas worth spreading.

All the performances and talks are live-streamed to a global audience throughout the event, so that anyone can experience TEDxLukelyBrook. With the recordings from the event added to the TEDx Youtube channel with over 32.2 million subscribers. Giving the event and its talks a truly global reach.

TEDxLukelyBrook is an independently produced, not for profit event, operated under a license from TED. WightFibre are announced as the events Main Sponsor with leading island businesses IFPL, WRS and Red Funnel just some of the event Supporters, in addition to a host of companies and organisations as Friends of the event including The Chamber of Commerce, PC Consultants, BrightBulb Design and Visit Isle of Wight to name but a few.

“This event is a motivational call to action, to prompt those attending and ‘touched’ by TEDxLukelyBrook to take positive action on aspects of their business and personal life that they inevitably know they will have to undertake at some time, but so often delay or procrastinate upon. An event which will reflect the best of the island and help share ideas from the Isle of Wight with communities around the world.” Says Dale Howarth, Organiser and Curator of the event.

Alongside Dale are an Executive Team all bringing their talent and support to the event, including Chris Court, Jonathan Thornton, Steve Edmonds and David Thornton. The events name of TEDxLukelyBrook reflects the past, present and future. Where through the waters of Lukely Brook, the Isle of Wight connects to the world. The brook, which rises in the Bowcombe valley having powered the islands mills from as early as Roman times, passing under the main venue to join the river medina, past the Watch Party and out into the Solent to travel the world.

Further announcements will be made over the coming weeks and months, including some ‘not to be missed’ elements that are synonymous with a TEDx event, adding new dimensions and sparking conversations. To find out more visit www.tedxlukelybrook.com where you can also register to be kept up to date with the event, including news, speaker announcements, interviews, how to obtain tickets and access the live stream.

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