Thursday 17th October 2019


TEDxJohnLyonSchool’s theme – EARTH – is an invitation to explore the beauty and power of the planet on which we live, the landscapes and environments that shape our daily lives, the nations and tribes that label and define us, and the individual relationship we each share with the world around us.

TED is an annual event that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline — technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, development. The talks at the conference, called TED Talks, are then made available to watch for free on TED.com.

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connections. Our TEDx event is not organised by TED Conferences, but is operated under a license from TED.

Would you like to speak at TEDxJohnLyonSchool?

Each talk will need to be 5-10 minutes long and should focus on your interpretation our chosen theme, Earth.

A TEDx talk is a concise talk, showcasing great, well-formed ideas. Further details on TEDx talks can be found on the official TEDx events website.

TEDxJohnLyonSchool is a Community event. Talks will therefore be delivered by a range of speakers: pupils, parents, teachers, governors and members of the Hill community.

If you would like to give a talk please email Excellence@johnlyon.org with the details of the talk you would like to give, including a title and the main ideas you want to convey.

The deadline for applications is Monday 29th April 2019. Once all applications are received, a committee will review them carefully and selected speakers will be notified.

If you are selected you will be given guidance to write your talk and coaching in order to deliver it to the right standard.

All TEDxJohnLyonSchool talks will be professionally filmed during the event and put online after the event on the TEDx Youtube channel.

Tickets to attend TEDxJohnLyonSchool will be available soon.