15 March 2014

Senate Room, University of Glasgow


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TEDxUniversityofGlasgow, themed Connectivity this year, will focus on connecting the best stories, thoughts and ideas to share them with the world. Our goal is to bring together people who are willing to share their most amazing ideas in a single event of multi-disciplinary talks. TEDxUniversityofGlasgow intends to build an eye-opening platform and a network of inspiring ideas to explore undiscovered talents and encourage worldwide viewers to follow their dreams. Read more…

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.). Read more…


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Mel Young

President and co-Founder Homeless World Cup. Mel Young is recognised as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. He is a Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

Jamie Gallagher

Jamie Gallagher is an interdisciplinary scientist and communicator. Jamie was recently recognised as one of the “175 Faces of Chemistry from the past 175 years” by the Royal Society of Chemistry and was a 2012 UK finalist in Famelab the science communication competition.

Prof Alison Phipps

Alison Phipps is Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies and co-convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network. She holds a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Glasgow and is Principal Investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Translating Cultures project.

Prof Linda Woodhead

Linda Woodhead MBE DD is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University, UK. She studies religious change in modern societies, and is especially interested in how religion has changed worldwide since the late 1980s.

Dr Scott Sherwood

CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamically Loaded Ltd, Scott Sherwood has over ten years of combining, design thinking and innovative technical solutions to transform businesses across the world.

Dr Jillian Ney

Dr Jillian Ney is the first Dr of social media in the UK. She is the brain child behind and CEO of Disruptive Insight, a social intelligence consultancy who specialise in transforming digital noise into valuable insight for business.

Gerry McCusker

Gerry McCusker has been working within the digital industry for over 17 years and is the MD of Dog Digital, a creative and digital agency. He has been managing Dog as a successful agency since 2001, growing its presence internationally with offices in Glasgow, London and Singapore.

Dr Jason Gill

Dr Jason Gill is a Reader in Exercise Science in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow.  One of his major research interests is understanding why certain population groups appear to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effects on health of a ‘Westernised’ lifestyle, how lifestyle changes can modulate this excess risk, and the potential implications of this for public health policy.

Rebecca Irving

Rebecca Irving is a Sociology masters student from The University of Edinburgh, with a strong interest in Women and Leadership. In 2012 Rebecca was a Saltire Scholar, working with Gallus Pharmaceuticals in St. Louis where she implemented an on-boarding/off-boarding strategy which was adopted and is still in place at the company.

Ben Semple

Ben is an undergraduate student from Belfast, Northern Ireland reading Law at the University of Glasgow. He is an amateur boxer and a poet with a passion for charity and youth work. He devoted a year to co-ordinating youth programmes in estates around West London, is involved in cross-community projects in Northern Ireland and has spent several months in East Africa working for Kairos Christian Mission.

Andreia Hozhan

Project Manager

Tadas Labudis

Event Manager

David Timis

Speaker Coordinator

Simone do Carmo

Speaker Coordinator

Ana Tedim

Treasurer and Secretary

Renata Pilikinaite

Head of Marketing

Yiwen Tan

Head of Sponsorship

Sir Kenneth Calman
Gabija Spiliauskaite

Logistics Assistant

Cvetilena Gocheva

Co-head of Sponsorship

Connie Zehentmeier

Social Media Assistant

Titas Grikevicius


Cristina Gratiela Chiran



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11.30am - 12pm
12pm - 1pm
Talks (Session 1)
1pm - 1.40pm
Lunch Break

Sandwiches and refreshments

Entertainment Acts

Sponsor stalls

1.40pm - 2.30pm
Talks (Session 2)
2.30pm - 3.00pm

Tea and coffee

Entertainment Acts

Sponsor Stalls


3pm - 4pm
Talks (Session 3)
4pm - 5pm
5.30pm - 9.00pm
After Party

The After Party will take place at the Hillhead Bookclub which is a 10 min walk from the University.