TEDx Southampton

Mayflower Theatre supports TEDxSouthampton event

In a major coup, TEDxSouthampton will be coming to the city in May 2021.

Lee Peck, the License Holder and Co-Curator of TEDxSouthampton “The response to a call for engaging, innovative and fascinating speakers for has been phenomenal and we have been absolutely thrilled by the quality of those wanting to speak at our event which will be held at the Southampton Harbour Hotel on Thursday May 6 next year. The numbers too have exceeded all our expectations with more than 90 applications, 34 of which made it through to the main auditions at Mayflower Theatre.”

Lee added: “Mayflower Theatre – the fourth largest in the UK –  is a world class venue so we are absolutely thrilled that it will be a key part of our preparations. The theatre is at the centre of the community and a big focus for the city so everyone associated with our event couldn’t be happier. A huge thanks to CEO Michael Ockwell and his team who couldn’t have been more helpful.”

TEDxSouthampton Co-curator Annelies James said:  “May 6th promises to be a superb day with a full programme of 12 diverse talks and performances, plus an opportunity to network with members of the community. The theme of the event will be centred around human to human connection in all its forms and include a focus on innovation, connectedness and untapping personal potential. How can we embrace our personal capital and be more vulnerable, showcasing our human side? How can we challenge ourselves, overcome adversity and champion our own growth and potential? How can we recognise and tap into the greatness that comes from being human?”

Lee Peck said: ” From the response we’ve had, we’ve proved there’s a huge appetite for the event. The local business community as well as individuals are keen to collaborate, drive this event forward and give the city another reason to stand out.”

“The event will be a superb vehicle for sponsors too so if there are any interested parties then please get in touch with me. We can put packages together for all budgets.”

He added: “More than anything we’re thrilled to be staging this unique event to create some positivity and hope during this current difficult period for the UK. Southampton is a great city and deserves to be showcased and the talent put onto an International stage. TEDx is an incredible platform and I feel this would give people an opportunity to make their mark, give back and foster a really positive outcome for themselves, the attendees and the wider audience.”

For more details visit: https://tedxsoton.com/