Just five days to go now till we get connected with a host of great speakers at TEDx SquareMile 2015. If you haven’t already got a ticket then there are a few left, but do purchase one without delay to avoid disappointment.

On Saturday November 28th at Cass Business School we’ll be bringing you a programme of intriguing, insightful and entertaining talks covering all aspects of connectivity in the modern age. Highlights on the day include:

  • Adventurer John Dennis talking about overcoming depression by ‘getting connected’, and how this has pushed him to take on some formidable physical and mental challenges
  • David Keene, Google for Work Head of Marketing EMEA, talking about ‘The future of work’
  • Laughter yoga teacher Arturs Ivanov taking us through the ‘The unique power of connection through laughter’
  • Spiritual leader Radhanath Swami talking about unity in diversity and connecting with yourself
  • Tech entrepreneur Pilgrim Beart guiding us through ‘connected innovation’
  • Helen Morris Brown, psychologist and performance coach, exploring ‘The psychology of communicating effectively in a digital world’
  • Nine more speakers talking about the many different aspects of our ‘get connected’ theme
  • Networking opportunities
  • Musical performances
  • Exciting technologies showcased at the innovation desk

We look forward to connecting with all those in attendance this Saturday. And for those that don’t have a ticket, don’t forget you’ll be able to view all talks from the event on the TEDx YouTube channel shortly afterwards.

Reasons to be excited: Tickets and confirmed speakers

With less than two months to go till TEDxSquareMile 2015 we’ve been busy with preparations to ensure that this year’s event is the best yet. We’ve now got a total of eight confirmed speakers for the event, including dating guru Hayley Quinn, polar explorer John Dennis, Octavius Black of Mind Gym and renowned spiritual leader and philanphropist, Radhanath Swami. You can find out more about each of these in the ‘Speakers’ section of our website. Check back soon for more exciting speaker announcements.

Tickets are now on sale

The other big development here at TEDxSquareMile is that tickets are now available for sale! You can find out more and snap yourself up a ticket here. They’re selling quickly so act now if you’re planning on attending the event on November 28th.

As the preparations move up a gear, the organisation team is hard at work with a good many tasks, from securing sponsors to sorting out the t-shirts for volunteers to wear on the day. We’ve also welcomed many new faces onto the team and are looking forward to the unique contributions that each of these have to make.

The power of connection

Getting connected is not only the theme of our event, it’s the cause of it. The progress that we have made so far is down to the fact that we, formerly a group of strangers from a huge variety of backgrounds, have connected with each other to work together to make this thing happen. As a team we have connected with leading figures across a broad spectrum, who will provide the informational and inspirational banquet that awaits at the end of November. Now we’d like to offer you the chance to connect too, as an audience member for our event – because let’s face it, without an audience it would just be a bunch of mammals on stage uselessly expelling warm air. Don’t forget to grab your ticket, and if you’ve got any ideas for how you’d like the event to be, do let us know in the comments box below.

“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” – Stephen Hawking