A new date and the speaker line up have been announced for the next TEDxNorthwich.

TEDxNorthwich, an independently organised event licensed by TED, first took place in 2019 and attracted a sell-out audience as eight local speakers took to the stage to share their thought-provoking and inspiring ideas. 

Now scheduled to take place at 6 pm on Friday 12th March 2021 at Brio’s Memorial Court, the next TEDxNorthwich will see a total of 10 speakers take to the stage; the first eight of whom have been confirmed. 

They are:

  • David Blackhurst, the founder of not-for-profit social enterprise, the Tiny Home Foundation based in Northwich, Cheshire, will share his thoughts on escaping the tenancy treadmill and reducing hidden homelessness through the provision of genuinely affordable homes.
  • National business coach Paul Raisbeck from Middlewich will explore the idea that the world needs fewer experts, as he talks about the idea of generalist versus specialist in the modern world.
  • Personal impact coach Trisha Lewis from Bournemouth will explain how the fear of being seen as a show-off can stop us from showing up, as she gets under the skin of ‘imposter syndrome’ and why it blights so many.
  • Chester-based Emi Howe, the creator of body image awareness business BodEquality, will share her personal story of how illness changed her relationship with her body.
  • Wildlife cameraman and science filmmaker Ben Harris, who spent much of his childhood in Northwich, will lift the lid on UK wildlife and how the dramas of the natural world are just as present in the back gardens of Cheshire as the plains of Africa.
  • Northwich-based Sharon Amesu is founder of a Leadership Development Consultancy and Branch Chair for the Institute of Directors. Sharon will discuss women and race in leadership and how more must be done in the name of gender and racial equality.
  • Confidence and happiness coach Michael Le from Essex will ask the profound question of who are we really? as he shares his ideas on finding purpose.
  • Brand agency owner and LGBTQ activist G Sabini-Roberts from Shropshire will discuss neurodiversity in business using their autism as an example and shine a light on how different ways of thinking can be an asset to enterprise and entrepreneurship.  

Co-organiser of TEDxNorthwich Sam Newey said: “While we were disappointed to postpone this year’s event, it means we have even longer to perfect our line-up and bring the very best impassioned ideas and stories to our audience. We have an incredibly diverse line up of speakers already confirmed and we’re excited to see TEDxNorthwich 2021 unfold.”

With two speaker slots still available, Sam added: “We’re still on the look-out for more speakers, ideally focused on the subjects of science or technology to make our line-up as rounded as possible. If that could be you, please get in touch.”