TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh presents

'How To Be OK In The Future'

The third instalment of TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh is shaping up to be bigger and better than before!
With 13 amazing speakers, lunch and refreshments, and a range of interactive spaces including Google Glass, Bugs for LifeEdinburgh University Music Society, ChangeWorks, and SHRUB, this is an event you don't want to miss!

When: Thursay, 19th of February, 10:00 - 17:45                                                    Where: George Square Lecture Theatre

Tickets are now sold out!

Student Speaker Choice Awards

TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh is happy to announce the success of the Student Speaker Choice Awards event!

Click on a speaker to watch their talk, and let us know what you think, because the three best speakers will also be speaking at our main conference on the 19th of February!

Your Speakers:


We are so pleased that our first event of the year: A live stream of the TEDGlobal: South conference that took place in Rio, was a success! The event saw over 100 people come in through the day, and made for an informal, relaxed space for people to discuss some great talks over a few pints!

Here are some pictures from the event:

Photos: Emma Cowdray

Welcome back!

The TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh 2015 team is excited to start a new year. Meet us at the Freshers' Fair in Pleasance on the 10th and 11th of September at Pleasance and look out for updates about how you can volunteer and get involved here and on our facebook page. In the meantime, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh wishes you a wonderful summer

Recruitment for committee positions for TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh 2014/15 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their application, we will be in touch with all applicants shortly.

The new committee will start working over summer to bring to you the best TEDx conference Edinburgh has seen. If you have ideas about next year's conference, you're looking for ways to get involved, or you want to collaborate with us in the next academic year, do not hesitate to contact us. Applications for volunteer positions will be open in September 2014.

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The Environment and Society concludes an eventful year

On Wednesday the 26th of March we held the last event of this academic year: the Environment and Society Salon. Click here for more information about the event.

Our third Salon: Health a success

The third TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh Salon event happened on the 19th of March in the Grassmarket Community Project at 6pm. Click here for more information regarding the event.

Thinking in Abundance 2014

We are proud to announce the success of TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh 2014 on February 21st. Find out more about the theme, speakers, and interactive spaces.

Photos courtesy of Mihaela Bodlovic

TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh - theme launch 2014

The TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh 2014 conference theme was launched through a series of energetic flashmobs organised with Edinburgh University's Modern Dance Society. We're excited to confirm our Thinking Abundance conference will happen in The Pleasance during Innovative Learning Week on February 21st.

Click here for more details regarding speakers and tickets!


Student Speaker Choice Awards 2014

 We are thrilled to announce that the two student who will speak at TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh 2014 are Siraj Sabihuddin and Paulina Stachnik. Congratulations to Siraj and Paulina! We will be releasing information about the rest of our amazing speakers shortly, so make sure you check our website regularly.

Our second Salon event of the year happened on January 22nd

Our second Salon this year organised alongside the University of Edinburgh's Global Development Academy happened at the Grassmarket Community Project on January 22nd at 6pm. More information can be found here.

Our first event of the year was held on November 27th

We are thrilled to announce the success of our first Salon event organised with the Global Justice Academy on November 27th in the Grassmarket Community Project.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events which focus on an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge. TED provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx conferences, including ours, are self-organized, with a proper University of Edinburgh feel.

Explore our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.