TEDxClapham | 17th June 2018 | Grow

June 17th, The Clapham Grand Theatre, 10:30 -5pm

About TEDxClapham 2018

Since our inception, TEDxClapham* has been providing a platform for the world's leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that create change across every discipline - be it technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, entrepreneurship, innovation and development. As a result, our 2015 and 2016 conferences have had an incredible impact in Clapham and beyond. Our talks have been seen by over 1,800,000 people across the world, and have even played their part in changing legislation on sexual assault. 

This year, we are taking it to a new level! While there was no conference in 2017, we were working hard behind the scenes preparing something really special. Having been invited to TEDFEST, a special conference for TEDx organisers last year we are excited to announce that TED have given us permission to grow the size of our conference, which means more impact than ever!  

On Sunday 17th June 2018, we will be inviting Clapham's finest thinkers and doers to share their 'idea worth spreading' our third event, where we will explore the theme ‘Grow‘ at The Clapham Grand theatre.  

*In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxClapham, where x = independently organised TED event. At our TEDxClapham events, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised.

'TEDx is a tribe that belives in human potential, innovation and change.'  

Jay Herratti, Executive Director, TEDx 

Check out a few of our most popular talks from recent years...

Our Team

Alex set-up TEDxClapham in 2015 to prove that there was more to Clapham white middle class graduates hitting the high street and going to Infernos. By day, he is a speaker coach helping entrepreneurs deliver talks that create change at conferences around the world and as well as heading up the speaker scouting team for TEDxClapham he will be making sure all the speakers at TEDxClapham 2018 produce incredible talks on the big day (for free obviously).

Hasan is a cyber security consultant, working with various companies to help them understand their own cyber maturity. He is currently helping organisations manage the security of their operational technology like industrial machinery, that is now connected to the internet. The main focus of his role at TEDxClapham is to enable the rest of the team to do their jobs as easy as possible through tools and knowledge sharing.

Alex Merry Curator

Hasan Muchhala Head of Operations

Claire owns and operates Dewpoint Global Communications - specialising in PR, Communications and Events for the mountain sports and adventure travel industries. Favourite Ted Talk : Andrew Stanton, “The clues to a great story”. 

Rachel is helping to make TedX Clapham into an enriching and unique experience. As a day job Rachel organises corporate events for a city law firm. Her favourite Ted talk is Michael Kimmel, Why gender equality is good for everyone.

Claire Dewar Executive Producer

Rachel Morley Experience Manager

Isabel has worked with people and isolated communities for the last ten years in various settings, including the Criminal Justice System, Housing Associations, the Charity Sector and inner city schools and estates. Isabel has extensive experience and specialises in supporting others into employment, education and training and reaching their individual goals. A previous TEDxClapham Speaker on the subject of Sexual Assault, Isabel is an established public speaker, having spoken at The House Of Commons and City Hall. Passionate about equality, coffee & podcasts.

I’m the Speaker Scout, I’m looking for new speakers and performers with breakthrough ideas or stories that can bring our event to life and make this year the best yet. My favourite talk is... can I have two? Power of Introverts by Susan Cain and Jamie Oliver’s Teach Every Child About Food 

Isabel Chapman Speaker Management

Becca Thomas Speaker Scout

Head of Global Partnerships and Brokerage for Angel Investment Network where we match startups to angel investors. I am also on the board of trustees for ActionforMe and work part-time for Sean Ellis’ growthhackers.com. Favourite Ted talk is David Eaglemans - Can we create new senses for humans.

I’m the partnerships manager for Tedx Clapham 2018 working with companies and businesses looking to use Tedx to give exposure to their brands, products or services. My personal favourite talk is fear setting by tim ferris and what a lot people don’t know about me is my uber rating is 4.8

Ed Stephens Sponsorship

Andy Sadler Partnerships Manager

Tristan's personal mottos is ' I Selfishly Want To Help Everyone, Having reached 3m people online with no budget, whilst still at uni, building a team of forty 18-24 year olds with 100% team retention, he now teaches others how to create similar results. Giving talks, running workshops & consulting internationally Tristan now heads up ItsNomad9 - A Digital Media Agency that really puts social at the heart!

Mohamed is in charge of keeping on top of the financial side of the event as well as supporting the operations team. Mohamed is currently a second-year student studying Finance at university. His favourite TED talk is Dr. Cal Newport's quit social media, Hans Rosling's debunking myths with stats and Tim Urban's Inside the mind of a master procrastinator.

Tristan Griffiths Marketing Manager

Mohamed Abdalla Finance Secretary