Tickets for TEDxMacclesfield 2019 have been released for sale. The collective of speakers will share passion for their subjects on Saturday 4thMay at Townley Street Chapel with ideas to challenge, educate and inspire. As per the licence agreement with TED.com there’ll be just 100 tickets available for this morning set to be bursting with ‘ideas worth spreading’ available from www.tedxmacclesfield.com
To coincide with the release of tickets the volunteer team behind the event, led by Lynne Jones and Jude D’Souza, has revealed the first three speakers out of the total seven lined up.
First to be announced is Dr Rachael Ainsworth
, Research Associate and Open Science Champion at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. Rachael is passionate about openness and transparency in research. Rachael explores the academic culture which can lead to bad science and her talk at TEDxMacclesfield follows the simple formula Open Science = better research.
Poet, activist and Director of Moormaid Press, Dr Ailsa Holland is a passionate campaigner for equality, a placard and banner-maker. Since 2018 she has co-curated the women-in-history twitter project @OnThisDayShe. A Macclesfield resident, Ailsa will use her time at TEDxMacclesfield to talk about the importance of putting women back into history – be they fabulous, flawed or even dangerous.
A chartered engineer with a second degree in Development Studies, Macclesfield resident Barbara Evansis Professor in Public Health Engineering at the University of Leeds leading a team that works to bring clean water and sanitation to the global south. She’ll reveal how her stark yet effective innovation, the ‘Shit Flow Diagram’ is shifting perceptions and saving lives.
Further speakers, host and entertainment to be revealed in the coming weeks, sign up to be the first to hear more:
Talks from TEDxMacclesfield 2019 will be available online in June. All talks from last year's event are available to watch now via www.tedxmaclesfield.com