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TEDxWarwick: An independently organised TED event centred on ideas worth spreading.
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We are extremely happy announce the incredible line-up of speakers who will join us this Saturday for TEDxWarwickSalon (Women):

1) Fiona Lloyd-Davies - Fiona Lloyd-Davies is an award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist who’s been making films and taking pictures about human rights issues in areas of conflict since 1992. Her film in 2000 about honor killing “License to Kill” for BBC2 brought a change in the law in Pakistan and was awarded a Royal Television Society award for Best International Journalism. She was awarded a second RTS award in 2005 with Salam Pax, the Baghdad Blogger, for the series of films they made for the BBC’s flagship current affairs program Newsnight.

Her work combines journalism with a strong visual style that she learned as a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her work has been broadcast on the BBC, Channel 4, ITN and Al Jazeera English and her photography work has been published in The Guardian, The Observer Magazine,The Glasgow Herald Magazine and The Irish Times.

Her on-going reporting from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo focuses on the sexual violence against the civilian population.

2) Bettina Wolff - Bettina Wolff aims to give young Europeans a voice for European integration and its idea of freedom and peace while running for Member of the European Parliament in Germany during the 2014 elections.Within her International Business studies at the University of Warwick she also studied Political Science, International Relations and Journalism at Sciences Po Paris. She is the founder and president of the Young European Movement Warwick.

3) Charlotte Davies - Charlotte Davies is an Economics, Business and Enterprise Education teacher; holder of the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers; authored papers on teaching Economics and Enterprise education; also on how to overcome cognitive barriers to learning. She developed an understanding of the Neurology of learning when her son was blinded by local hospital’s treatment of his lazy eye; and have since developed greater understanding working to help other children and adults gain more efficient use of cognitive pathways. She is a prominent community activist, promoting greater social empowerment, particularly in Croydon, where transparent decision-making, to maximise social welfare is very difficult to access.

She is the director of “Fit 2 Learn Community Interest Company” – a company dedicated to training people to understand the development that is necessary for humans to be efficient learners and to be able to behave calmly. She is also the chair of the “South Croydon Community Association” – a community association which arose out of the 2011 Croydon riots, which seeks to address and resolve the underlying causes of the Croydon riots.

4) Zena Agha - At 17 Zena was the youngest member of Operation Black Vote's MP Shadowing Scheme, campaigning for a boycott of Israeli Settlement foodstuffs in Westminster as well as Deputy Member of Youth Parliament. Part of her extensive community work includes running poetry workshops, and she was shortlisted for the London Mayor's Young Person Peace Prize. Zena founded and co-ordinates Warwick University's biggest spoken word collective 'Shoot from the Lip' - running poetry slam nights and was awarded funding from the Lord Rootes Memorial Fund. Media credits include BBC Arabic and the BBC World Service and she created and produced Operation Black Vote's Power of Poetry project.

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Added photos to TEDxWarwickSalon (Women).

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“One year of the world’s military spending equals 700 years of the U.N. budget and equals 2,928 years of the U.N. budget allocated for women.” — Zainab Salbi

For our second Salon event of the year, we gather around the topics surrounding ‘Women’; women who have a history of brilliance that allows us, at TEDxWarwick, to feel a sense of honour by having them on our stage, telling stories that deserve an audience, spreading ideas that deserve to be heard.
Join us on Saturday, 23rd November (week 8), in M1 (WBS Teaching Centre, University of Warwick) from 3-5pm.

While recognising its importance, we do not confine our conception of the issue to a strictly feminist discourse. At TEDxWarwick, we encompass a broader range of activity, ideology, and dialogues from remarkable thinkers and doers. Standing on the shoulder of giants, as it were, we aim to expand your field of vision and to stimulate the mind with a line-up of incredible speakers and videos, touching on everything from the art of writing & speaking to governance. It will be an afternoon of curiosity and inspiration because, far from being a mere presentation of ideas, TEDxWarwickSalon cements a recognition of women that is, arguably, far overdue.

Keep an eye out for the speakers announcement next week!

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TEDxWarwickSalon (Technology)
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Have you read about our Technology Salon in the latest issue of the Boar?

"From the moment it started I was gripped and, although I was learning totally new concepts, I never once felt overwhelmed by the subject matter"

You can find the full article in print all around campus!

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TEDGlobal 2013: Think Again has begun! A great week to look forward to with a vast variety of unique thinkers sharing their ideas, including TEDxWarwick 2013 speaker Fabian Oefner.

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Some casual strumming to get you into the mood for Summer.

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My first play at Google+ and my first TEDx talk...  enjoy

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Some of our favourite shots of this year's event. Take a look!
TEDxWarwick 2013
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TEDxWarwick 2013 speaker Stefan Bon featured as yesterday's TEDxTalk of the day
Today's TEDxTalk: Nanoscale fruit juice and other small things: Stefan Bon at TEDx Warwick
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