The Energy Revolution author, Howard Johns, will be speaking at TEDX Exeter in April 2017.
The theme for the event is HOPE, and Howard Johns will be exploring the hope in community energy and the way forward with renewable energy.
The event is already sold out (in 16 minutes!) but you will be able to watch the live stream on the day (April 21st 2017).
Within the theme of hope, speakers include:
Karima Bennoune: United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of human rights: She will be speaking about the intentional destruction of cultural heritage as a violation of human rights
Gulalai Ismail: co-founder of Awrae Girls in the Pakistan. Gulalai and her sister Saba, began running workshops in their home town to provide girls and young women with leadership skills to challenge oppression and fight for their rights to an education and equal opportunities. Aware Girls has grown into an internationally renowned organisation that has trained, empowered and inspired hundreds of youth in Pakistan since 2002.
Matt Harvey: Poet and regular at TEDX Exeter. Matt was nominated for a PEA award for his energy-inspired poems in The Element in the Room.
Andrew Solomon: Author and activist in LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts, Andrew is a member of the boards of directors of the National LGBTQ Force and Trans Youth Family Allies. Andrew regualr speaks on the TED stage.
The event takes place at the Exeter Northcott Theatre and a simultaneous livestream at Exeter University’s Alumni Auditorium.
Both audiences will join together in the breaks to meet each other, our speakers, sponsors and groups making a difference locally.
“Optimists think it will all be fine without our involvement; pessimists take the opposite position; both excuse themselves from acting. Hope is an embrace of the unknown and the unknowable, an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists. It’s the belief that what we do matters even though how and when it may matter, who and what it may impact, are not things you can know beforehand.” - Rebecca Solnit
For more information about the event visit: http://tedxexeter.com/