TEDxUCD Talks Exceed 325,000 Views

A TEDxUCD event has taken place annually at University College Dublin (UCD) since 2013. Over the last 4-years a total of 40 speakers have delivered a TEDxUCD talk and these talks have now received over 325,000 views on YouTube.

At the TEDxUCD 2013 event a total of 12 speakers delivered a series of talks on the overall theme of Foresight.

TEDxUCD speaker Tom Doorley, Danu
Pictured is Tom Doorley whose TEDxUCD 2013 talk was entitled 'Tuned'

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At the TEDxUCD 2014 event a total of 9 speakers delivered a series of talks on the overall theme of Enlighten.

Brendan Egan TEDxUCD 2014
Pictured is Dr Brendan Egan whose TEDxUCD 2014 talk was entitled 'Muscle Matters'

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At the TEDxUCD 2015 event a total of 9 speakers delivered a series of talks on the overall theme of Consequences.

Dr Cara Augustenborg TEDxUCD 2015
Pictured is Dr Cara Augustenborg whose TEDxUCD 2015 talk was entitled 'Fossil Free Ireland'

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At the TEDxUCD 2016 event a total of 10 speakers delivered a series of talks on the overall theme of Contemplation.

Patricia Maguire - TEDxUCD 2016
Pictured is Associate Professor Patricia Maguire whose TEDxUCD 2016 talk was entitled 'Tiny Bubbles to Clean up Disease'

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The annual TEDxUCD event is organised by volunteers from the UCD Research and Innovation team based at NovaUCD.

TEDxUCD speakers are members of the UCD community of researchers, students, alumni and friends who speak on a wide range of ideas worth spreading.

At TEDxUCD events a combination of live speakers and a selection of TED Talks videos are combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group of 100 attendees. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxUCD, are self-organised.

The TEDxUCD 2017 is scheduled to take place in early December and TEDxUCD is now seeking speaker nominations.

For further information visit https://tedxucd.wordpress.com/

24 July 2017

For further information contact Micéal Whelan, University College Dublin, Communications Manager (Innovation), e: miceal.whelan@ucd.ie, t: + 353 1 716 3712.

Editors Notes

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.