Today we had our first rehearsals for our speakers and performers in The Barn Cinema, Dartington. The speaker team, the tech team and our morning speakers and performers gathered to rehearse their talks.
It was wonderful and I’m not just talking about the content. The most humbling part of this event and I’m certain every TEDx event is that each and every speaker has put an enormous amount of time, energy and passion into their talks.
It reminds me that whether you agree or disagree with our speakers on friday we are lucky enough to live in a world where people are willing to share their ideas on an open platform. We are lucky enough to have freedom of speech!
At TEDx events speakers are willing to lay themselves and their ideas bare for others to listen, question and debate.
It is a risky position to place yourself in, it makes our speakers vulnerable, open to critique and also open to praise but regardless of what the outcome or response the fact is that they are doing it and I for one take my hat of to them.
If you can’t make it on Friday, watch live via our website: www.tedxtotnes.com