What is a TEDx talk?

TED talks are short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) and began at a conference in 1984 where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. Today, TED and TEDx talks cover almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Independently run TEDx events such as TEDxLukelyBrook help to share ideas in communities around the world. Our speakers bring ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ to our venue, watch party and online through the live stream, plus as TEDx Talk videos on the TEDx YouTube Channel with over 32 million subscribers.

Announced Speakers

Josh Barry

Freelance writer and podcaster Josh Barry is the creative director of the entertainment platform Beyond The Title, which features interviews with significant figures from the world of entertainment. As a result of his Cerebral Palsy, Josh writes with his nose on an iPad and so far has written two books; his autobiography ‘Adapted’ surrounding his life in a mainstream society and ‘Beyond The Title – The Yearbook’ which is a definitive celebration of his podcast. Graduating from Bournemouth University in 2010 with both a BA in Scriptwriting and a Masters in Writing For The Media, Josh is now equipped to tackle any challenge from sitting opposite revered celebrities to walking up Pen Y Fan.

'Redefining Disability’

Josh shares his unique perception of disability which may not be what you think and offers insight into his successes.

Josh Barry

'If not now, when?’

Beth will be performing the events theme live.

beth brookfield

Beth Brookfield

Currently studying a BA (Hons) Commercial Music at Platform One College of Music, Beth Brookfield is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from the Isle of Wight, whose music is a perfect blend of hooky indie pop paired with dreamy slide guitar.  Platform One College of Music based on the Isle of Wight is one of the UKs leading boutique commercial music college. 

Brookfield released her debut single  ‘The Journey’  in November 2020 at just 17 years old, and after having Radio Play on BBC Solent, AmazingRadioUSA in America and more, she released the feel good single ‘No Words To Describe’ in 2021 which received support from BBC Introducing and was featured as Voice FM’s ‘Homegrown Hit’. Beth supported American singer Arielle in 2020 and most recently supported James Walsh, frontman of English post-Britpop band Starsailor. 

She made her UK Festival debut at The Isle of Wight Festival in 2021, playing four different sets over the weekend. Taking influence from 70’s musicians such as George Harrison and Fleetwood Mac she hopes to bring a modern twist to her music with her catchy vocals and guitar hooks. 

Will Perry

Will Perry, 21, is an acclaimed Paralympic Swimmer, competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and 2021 European Championships. He is 5 times British Record Holder and National Champion. Will trains at Northampton Swimming Club under head Coach Andy Sharp and alongside fellow Paralympian Maisie Summers-Newton.

As a Paralympian he is an inspiration to others working tirelessly to pursue his passion and inspire people around the world to reach their full potential.

He lives with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism which results in short upper arms and thighs. Will brings a story of success to TEDxLukelyBrook but one that also challenges behaviours towards people with conditions of dwarfism and provides an important pause for thought.

'Challenges of a Paralympian’

The challenges of being a Paralympian are tough, but can be much harder away from the pool – why?

Will Perry

'The Future of Energy’

How renewable energy will change the way we go about daily life.

Adrian Gill

Dr.Adrian Gill

Dr Adrian Gill is a leading expert in wind turbine blades, the part of a turbine designed to extract energy from the wind. As Chief Engineer of Blades at Vestas, a global leader in sustainable energy, Adrian has dedicated his career to expanding the capabilities of blades, making them bigger, more efficient, and ready to support a world powered fully by renewable energy. Over the last 15 years, Adrian has seen the wind industry transform from a niche, highly subsidized energy source, to the most competitive source of power in the world where one turbine can power 20,000 homes. He has helped evolve wind energy technology to a point where it now supplies over a quarter of the UK’s electricity supply, and is rapidly growing across the world. Adrian firmly believes in the potential of wind energy to stop the world’s addiction to fossil fuels, and in paving the way for a more sustainable future. In his talk, Adrian will explore what this future will look like, and how renewable energy will change the way we go about daily life.“

Mart Drake-Knight

Mart is an engineer and co-founder at Teemill, a company that built and now share access to a working circular supply chain for t-shirts. From the Teemill campus on the Isle of Wight products are made in real-time from organic materials using renewable energy, and designed to come back and be remade when worn out, so instead of creating waste, the company makes new products from it.

This technology is accessible to anyone online via the free platform at which enables startups, businesses and charities to co-create the future of fashion.

'Dear Mr Bin Man'

Can one person redesign the economy and make sustainability a reality?

Mart Drake Knight

‘Blind people do not use the Internet. How can they?
They cannot see the screen.’

Most websites fail to meet the needs of people with disabilities, but it doesn’t need to be that way if you make it possible for them to do so!

Clive Loseby

Clive Loseby

Clive Loseby has one aim: To Change the World, One Website at a Time. A horrific car accident in 1989 left life-changing injuries and personal experience of the prejudice and challenges that disabled people face daily. That experience has been the driving force behind his passion for making the Internet a truly accessible environment ever since.

A Global Leader in Website Accessibility for Disabled People, Clive founded Access by Design in 2006 with Jess Loseby and was responsible for creating the world’s first fully-accessible, mobile and tablet-friendly website in 2011. Something recognised in their receiving the Product Innovation Award in the Observer Business Awards in 2015 and further awards acclaim in 2018.

As a recognised expert on accessibility his approach is inclusive, honest and to the point. His insights go beyond that of others. A renowned public speaker for over 12 years, Clive is extremely engaging. People who listen to him come away educated, inspired and never look at websites in quite the same way again. Every person who hears his message takes away simple steps that will truly make a difference – One Website at a Time.

James Green

James Green is a global business leader and undeniably one of the most respected and highest-profile figures in the highly competitive international financial industry. He is a game-changer in the FinTech (Financial Technology) space, playing a key role in reshaping and redefining, in epic fashion, the way financial services are delivered.

As Group Investment Director for deVere Group and Divisional Director Europe & Latin America, James manages assets of more than £1 billion across offices in France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany and Mexico, supported by a professional team of more than 100 consultants and 70 administrative and support staff.

Core to this success are his enviable leadership capabilities, eye for detail, decisiveness, work ethic, hands-on approach, and positive attitude – someone who understands the value of urgency and, how without it, you cannot experience real success. His winning Emerging Talent of the Year at the highly acclaimed International Investment Awards at the age of just 32 bear’s testimony to an approach to business and life that sets him apart from others.

Getting up at 5 am each day and always ‘the first in and last out’ in whichever of the offices he happens to be in James uses his talent, experience and passion to inspire others and generate the momentum that leads to infinite opportunities – and in doing so enables his team to fulfil their maximum potential.

A believer in the theory of ‘early advantage’ James brings his mantra to TEDxLukelyBrook that ‘if you kill time you murder success.’  He truly understands that successful people are the ones who put habits and actions into place NOW.

‘If you kill time you murder success.’

Time is finite, we get one shot. Procrastination is the biggest killer of success. The key to success is urgency and the ability to take action now, not tomorrow. But how?

james green

'How The Arts can help you achieve anything’

We all love music, theatre, dance, art, and film, but what if you could harness the power of The Arts to transform your dreams into reality (even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body)?

Kim Davis

Kim Davis

Kim Davis is a leading marketing expert and media broadcaster who is known for her innovative methods that fuse business with The Arts.

For over 20 years, Kim has worked with A-list celebrities, such as Beyoncé, Andre Agassi, and Marc Jacobs and contributed to major media outlets such as the The BBC, ITV, Telegraph, Channel 4, Channel 5, Guardian, Metro, etc. She is currently featured on The Travel Show on BBC News Worldwide.  

As the Founder & CEO of Sarsaparilla Marketing, Kim is a trusted advisor to the leaders of the world’s most iconic brands, including: Bayer, BNP Paribas, Harper Collins Publishing, MasterCard, and GoDaddy. Her innovative techniques are proven to increase profits and performance by over 600%, giving her clients a competitive edge that they can’t get anywhere else.

From New York’s Carnegie Hall to London’s O2 Arena, Kim has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages and has been named, “One Of The Greatest Female Speakers”. 

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Tim Sissons

Tim is an industry-leading specialist in the design, implementation and delivery of exceptional Motivational, Leadership and cutting edge Customer Service and Complaint Handling workshops. He has over 18 years’ experience consulting for some of the largest companies within the leisure and travel sectors across the UK and throughout the world.

His style has been referred to as: infectious, unique and distinctive. This coupled with his experience and enthusiasm enables Tim to help companies stay ahead of their competition, by delivering excellence throughout the business and reflect positively on the brands they represent. Tim is much sought after as a consultant and speaker, making a huge difference to the companies he works with and audiences he addresses, something that must be witnessed to be believed.

'Be on a 10’

Explore how to approach every day with a positive mindset and the ability to inspire yourself and others. Making you more aware of your positive attributes and helping you excel in your personal and professional life.

Tim Sissons

‘A move from the Urban Jungle’

Is humanity going to take the experience and opportunity brought about by Covid 19 and REALLY make a stand to move from today’s urban jungle, unlocking the true power of people and revolutionise the future of work or not?

Tina Jennings

Chief Change Officer and Founder of Cosán Cróga

Tina is passionate about unlocking the Power of People, throughout a career that has seen Tina work within Walgreens Boots alliance as HR Director Global Consumer Brands and Global People & Development Director for Liz Earle Beauty Co.

Tina believes that anything is possible with a clear Purpose, People and Plan. A change & culture transformation specialist, problem fixer, chaos clearer, pathfinder and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Tina has had the privilege to support leaders over her 24-year corporate career in multiple countries, functions, and industries, in hyper growth and downsizing moments, to understand, diagnose and embed required change and business ambition.

Whether change is required to improve costs, efficiencies, performance, or culture, she has been there and gets energy from helping people like you make the complex simple.

Tina is skilled at creating and implementing seamless and transformative change, which ignites business growth and positively impacts the bottom line, she loves nothing more than supporting people to thrive.

Tina is a heart led values leader, with an enviable reputation for leading the business agenda ‘adding tangible value’ and having a clear approach to people, ‘unlocking potential and results time and time again’.

Born in London and now living on the south coast (which she loves) Tina can mostly be found on the beach having adventures with her wonderful family and very spoiled dog.

Gina London

An Emmy-winning former CNN correspondent and anchor, Gina brings her passion for people and storytelling as she develops leaders to more positively connect and engage with their employees, their board and themselves. Her Fortune 500 clients include SAP, Salesforce, Facebook, McKesson, Merck, Pernod-Ricard, Deloitte, Daimler, JP Morgan and the United States Department of State.

CEO of Language of Leadership Gina London is a renowned global expert on leadership communications.

With premier clients in five continents, she represents some of the top companies and executives in the world.

In addition, Gina provides interactive and motivational keynote speeches on the power of communicating with purpose and impact.  She brings her network interview skills when she profiles top leaders like Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr; EY Global CEO Mark Weinberger, Huffington Post CEO Jared Grusd and Nobel Peace Prize winners Oscar Arias and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has also facilitated or compèred hundreds of events – like the prestigious 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize in Cape Town, South Africa. 

 In humanitarian roles, Gina chaired UNICEF’s International Council for two years – leading global events at the United Nations in New York and Innocenti in Florence, Italy.  Gina also worked with the first Iraqi women running for Parliament, women’s civil rights leaders in the Persian Gulf, and issues activists in Ghana, Egypt, Tunisia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Macedonia and Romania.

A published author and regular news analyst on radio and TV, Gina also currently writes the weekly business leadership column, “The Communicator” for Ireland’s largest newspaper, The Sunday Independent and has featured in a wide range of global media outlets including (New Zealand) Newstalk ZB; (Italy): Le Notizie; La Repubblica (Nigeria): The Nation, Your View, TVC, Channels TV; (Romania): In Business Today; (Egypt): The Rose; (UK); BBC; (US): CNN, Fox News, The Orlando Sentinel, The Denver Post, and Fast Company

‘The Myth of Authenticity’

Discover why the most valued attribute of a leader is also one of the most misunderstood.  Gina London busts the myth and shares three key areas you should embrace to improve positive impact. 

What makes a TEDxLukelyBrook speaker?

TEDxLukelyBrook speakers are some of todays most innovative and influential speakers. Speakers who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight with ideas worth spreading.