On 3 November 2020, Creative Cardiff partnered with colleagues within Cardiff University to deliver this year’s TEDx Cardiff University - an annual event led by Sean Hoare and Louise Hartrey. Now in its third year, the event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances from Cardiff University staff, students, alumni and linked professionals are shared with the community.
This year’s TEDx Cardiff University event was hosted online and featured eight speakers tackling a wide range of topics focused around this year’s theme: Creativity: an Industry.
215 attendees tuned in to watch the event hosted by ITV presenter Cari Davies with many contributing to a lively discussion about the talks via the online chat box.
If you missed the event or would like to watch the talks again, you can now view them all online:
- From Law to (behind) the big screen: Questioning creativity – Yassmine Najime, Studio Manager/Producer Painting Practice
- The minds of creativity – Naikena Mutulili, School of Biosciences
- The missing piece: Diversity in the creative industries – Jocelyn Longdon, Founder of @OnBlackCreative and @climateincolour
- Creativity in healthcare: challenges and opportunities – Matthew Roberts, Occupational Therapy postgraduate student
- Taking that first creative step – Alexia Barrett, recent graduate of the School of Journalism and Media
- Deepfakes: funny or threatening? – Georgina Harvey, Computer Science student
- Cycling, Creativity, Commercialism and writing in the sands at Cannes – Professor Damian Walford-Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
The event raised £788.90 for the Sherman Theatre, who were initially hosting the event but were unable to due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Follow @TEDxCardiffUni to find out more about previous and future TEDx Cardiff University events.