5 April 2017
With record breaking ticket sales and a host of inspiring speakers, TEDxCardiff 2017 once again promises to be packed with ideas worth spreading.
Cardiff University is delighted to once again sponsor the sell-out event at the Tramshed (Saturday 22 April).
TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Independently run TEDx events, like TEDxCardiff, help share ideas in communities around the world.
The event is live streamed via the TEDx Cardiff website so, if you’ve missed out on tickets, you can still catch all the talks, including those from some of our leading researchers.
Professor Mary Heimann, Chair of Modern History at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, is a leading authority on the history of Czechoslovakia, a country that was set up as a democratic, liberal and multinational state, but fell prey to ethnic chauvinism, dictatorship, and both Fascist and Communist rule.
Dr Pete Burnap is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of Computer Science & Informatics and a director of the Social Data Science Lab. He is an applied computer scientist with a principal focus on data and computational methods to improve understanding, operations and decision making outside of academia, while contributing to the academic fields of Social Computing, Web Science and Cybersecurity.
Professor René Lindstädt is Head of the School of Law and Politics. His research, which has been published in leading political science, law and interdisciplinary journals, focuses on questions of political accountability trying to understand how elected officials are kept in check by voters, the media and elected officials in other government branches. Most of his research studies legislatures, but he also has a long-standing interest in constitutional courts, in particular the U.S. Supreme Court and its role in the American separation-of-powers system.
Alumnus Dr Mark Taubert is a Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine for Velindre NHS Trust and a Tutor on our MSc in Palliative Medicine course. He writes about palliative care, terminal illness, hope and grief and a letter he wrote to David Bowie after his death went viral last year.