Global superstar Annie Lennox OBE is to give a speech at Scotland’s biggest TEDx event this year.
The internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and human rights activist will take to the stage to discuss global feminism at the world-renowned talk series which returns to Glasgow for its seventh year.
The event, hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay and BBC presenter Clare English, will welcome 2,000 attendees to the SEC Armadillo.
This year’s talk will provide a platform to present ideas focussing on the theme of ‘Connection.’
Alongside Annie Lennox, TEDx Glasgow will welcome 16 other speakers to the stage inlcuding Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, who will focus on human rights and social justice and Skyscanner’s former COO Mark Logan who will be discussing women in technology.
Joining them are comedy writer Amna Saleem who will discuss identity and humour, and best-selling author Richard Shotton,who will look at behavioural science and advertising.
The Glasgow event will also welcome some of the UK’s big thinkers and achievers including Jude Ower, CEO and founder of Playmob, Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, David Allfrey, Producer and Chief Executive of The Royal Military Tattoo and Amar Latif, award-winning entrepreneur ,who will tell his personal story on losing 95% of his sight by the age of 20.
The event’s theme was announced earlier this year in a video showcasing Glasgow’s iconic landmarks through the eyes of viral parkour athlete Robbie Griffith.
Guests and viewers worldwide (through a livestream) will be asked to consider how connections have shaped the world we live in and how advances in technology now mean we are more connected than ever but increasingly socially isolated.
Gurjit Singh Lalli, founder and curator at TEDxGlasgow, said: “We’re so excited to announce the full line up for TEDxGlasgow 2019 and can’t wait to bring thousands of people together to spark debate and inspire.
“We have a fantastic line up of speakers this year and we’re looking forward to hearing their individual approaches on this theme and seeing the tangible impact their words have on our attendees.”
TEDxGlasgow, 14 June 2019, SEC Armadillo
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