‘Surviving or Thriving’ – 9 March 2019

Our Speakers


Dr. Ravina Kullar

The Antibiotic Apocalypse: Superbugs vs. Humans

Dr. Ravina Kullar provides a frightful yet uplifting talk on how each one of us can claim victory in the epic battle with these predators.

Helen Needham

How a conversation can help change the world

Helen talks of being part of a Neurodiverse family, and struggling before learning that that being Neurodivergent can be a benefit in the workplace.

Justas Pikelis

How to survive a cryptocurrency bubble?

To the many people who ask “How did Justas Pikelis raise 37 million dollars in just 18 minutes?” the answer lies in two words: “Tech Bubble”.

Jillian Kowalchuk

Equality by Design

Jillian discusses her journey from escaping civil war to experiencing an incident of sexual harassment in London where the idea of Safe & the City started.

Alan Arnett

Sensemaking: using conversations to make a difference every day

Alan explores how our natural tendency to make sense of the world through past experience can hold us back, and shows how, when we want to move things forward.

Shabnam Parkar

Rediscovering The Art in Surgery

Shabnam’s eloquent talk described how creativity helped in her daily work as a paediatric surgeon in London, which also had its challenges, especially as a woman.


Sayo Ayodele

The true cost of travel

Travel has impact and consequences that we don’t often consider. When it’s positive, the experience of travel can be a life-changing experience for tourists and benefit local economies.

Dr. Andrea & Jonathan Taylor-Cummings

4 Habits of ALL Successful Relationships

Dr. Andrea & Jon Taylor-Cummings share their observations of the 4 fundamental habits that all successful relationships exhibit.

Lisa Talia Moretti

Technology is not a product, it’s a system

In this talk, Digital Sociologist Lisa Talia Moretti explores the world of technology from the perspective of a social scientist allowing the audience to shift perspectives by gazing through a new lens.

Mike Smith

Principles of Happiness

Mike combines his  life story of how and why he moved from being a chief executive to working as a career mentor in order to help improve the lives of his executive clients, increase his own sense of personal purpose and reduce his own level of stress.

Aadam Speaks

How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity

A talk mixed with witty humour, nostalgia, ‘banter,’ and facts took the TEDxSquareMile audience on an emotional rollercoaster.


Felicia Williams

Finding Your Recipe For Embracing What’s Different

In this talk, she shares her passion for the things that make each of us uniquely ourselves, while also working with and loving those aspects of others that shine a light on our differences.

Ishita Ranjan

How looking back can empower you to move forward

Ishita spoke about what she had learned from retracing her family history, and how these learnings had profoundly impacted her understanding of herself and the world we live in.

Dr Mohammedabbas Khaki

How To Start Where You Are

How can you create something from nothing? How can you create the world you want to live in?
As a junior doctor, Mohammedabbas Khaki and a few friends decided to start a movement.

Oliver Lam-Watson

If you’ve ever been told ‘You Cant’

People perceptions of us are usually based on the first thing they see, for me that’s my disability, so they usually assume what I can’t do before they think about what I can.