The English Riviera will host its very first TEDx event this year. The full day event will take place at Torquay Museum on Saturday 17th November and is open to the general public.

The event is operated under a licence from the world renowned TED brand with TEDxTorquay being curated by a small, dedicated team of local people working in a voluntary capacity.

Registration will start at 10am and the day will include presentations on the theme of ‘Wisdom and Innovation’ by 6 dynamic speakers, each with a unique and personal connection to the local area, interspersed with screenings of films from the extensive TED online catalogue. There will be a diverse range of topics presented including using new technologies within the public healthcare industry; legitimate entrepreneurship as a pathway out of crime; the importance of retaining craftsmanship in a world of technological advancements, and how applying effective sports practices can support isolation, physical and mental health issues.

International award winning wildlife filmmaker and television producer and Chair of Torbay Museums Trust, Andrew Cooper will host the event and says:

‘I am delighted that the English Riviera’s inaugural TEDx event will be taking place at Torquay Museum. The Museum has a proud history of innovative thinkers, scientific endeavour and fascinating lectures. The TEDx event is entirely in keeping with these traditions.’

To find out more about the TEDxTorquay event and to see the full programme and lineup of speakers visit A limited number of tickets are available to purchase online via the EventBrite website: or by telephoning Artizan Gallery on 01803 428626.

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Join us for the inaugural event on the English Riviera. The day will include 6 dynamic speakers with a local connection to the area plus a number of films from the extensive TED online catalogue. There will be opportu...