Brighton Dome Friday 5th April 2024 9am - 5pm



There were no ordinary talks and topics at TEDxBrighton this year. 
Every idea, moment and speaker had been chosen to surprise you, and change your mind about the future.

Thank you to all the Speakers, our Host, Guest Curators and everyone at team TEDxBrighton for an outstanding, truly unforgettable day of insight, inspiration, and community!

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year, we couldn't have done this day without YOU.

See you all next Year! 


Find out who is speaking and when:

  • Amy Polly
  • Mark Blake
  • James Dempster
  • Kian Bakhtiari

  • Bianca Cefalo - Intro
  • Jessica Chapplow
  • Hady Milani
  • Natalie Benmayor
  • Nahum

  • Tansy Dowman
  • Tom Morphew
  • Woodzy
  • Oge Ejizu
  • Dean Spears

  • Bud Johnston
  • Mo Kanjilal Williams
  • Simon Squibb
  • Gayle Berry

Your Speakers

Simon Squibb

Founder of HelpBnk and a TikTok-famous entrepreneur with nearly 4 million followers. His singular focus is "givewithoutake," helping others without expecting anything in return.

Gayle Berry

With over two decades of experience in changing the world through love, care, and giving, she is on a mission to nurture the future by focusing on the first 1001 days of life.

Bud Johnston

Founder of Boxless, BARCO & Men of Melanin who is on a mission to build a community of happy & effective people

Hady Milani

Bridging Space and Sustainability
Get ready to explore the cosmos with Hady Milani, the Scientific Director at the European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability (EIIS).

Mo Kanjilal Williams

Co-Creator at Watch This Sp_ce, Author, Speaker and Campaigner.

Amy Polly

Chief Mindfulness Rebel, International Speaker, Neurodiversity Advocate.

Kian Bakhtiari

Classroom troublemaker turned social entrepreneur. Founder of The People. 

James Dempster

Marketer, primary school governor, kids' football coach and public speaker.

Oge Ejizu

Leader at Black Girls Hike, passionate hiking enthusiast and DEI Practitioner.


Award-winning Flo Poet, Writer, Host, Educator and Pokemon Master.

Tansy Dowman

Founder of Tansy in the Wild, Outdoor Life Coach, Mentor and Author.

Dean Spears

Head of Blue Natural Capital, Sussex Bay. Intrapreneur and Geographer.

Mark Blake

Co-founder of Joyfullly Different. Passionate entrepreneur and advocate for neurodivergent individuals.

Natalie Benmayor

Founder and Creative Director of Capsule Eleven Jewellery.


A visionary artist known for his artistic space missions with NASA, ESA, SpaceX, and other space agencies.

Jessica Chapplow

Founder, Heartificial Intelligence and Forbes 30U30.

Tom Morphew

Founder of Full Circle Farms, CEO at The Garden Army and affectionately known as Farmer Tom.


Self-produced Songwriter who blends 80s new wave with 90s dream pop, sprinkled with 00s alternative indie, perfectly complimented by her celestial vocals.

Your Host & Curators

Host: Dan Sodergren

KeynoteSpeaker, Professional Speaker, Workshop Provider, previous TEDxBrighton Speaker and Author.

Watch Dan's TEDx Talk

Toby Moore

TEDxBrighton's director & curator. Toby has worked on TEDxBrighton for 10 years and has worked on developing 75+ TEDx Talks. 
Connect with Toby

Bianca Cefalo

Space Entrepreneur and previous TEDxBrighton Speaker. Bianca is going to be guest-curating our future-focused talks.
Watch Bianca's TEDx Talk.

Sam Zindel

Founder of Low Carbon Leaders and renowned sustainability expert, Sam is going to be guest-curating our What Would Nature Do? talks.
Connect with Sam

Our Partners and Supporters

As volunteer run and not-for-profit event, TEDxBrighton is fueled by the support by our local businesses, media and community. 

150+ Free Tickets for the Community.

Every year TEDxBrighton gives away over 150+ tickets to the local community, in order to ensure our audience is made up of a deep, diverse, and beautifully different body of people! This year's community tickets include:

Care Leavers Forum, The Launchpad Collective, Impact Initiatives, The Clock Tower Sanctuary, Southdown Housing, The Girls' Network, Stay Up Late, Young Carers Project, Brighton & Hove City Council, Enthum House, Rise, The Social Society, Free Shop Crawley, The Juno Project, Audio Active, Ferring Country Centre, Butterfly Hope, The Sid Youth CIC, Wildlife Sussex Coast CIC, Jollof Cafe, Abi Saunders Counselling, Man Academy, SPIN (Single Parent Information Network), Brighton Women's Refuge (Stonewater), Just Life, Make (Good) Trouble, Brighton Pebbles, Hangleton & West Blatchington Food Bank, Women Of Colour Brighton, Emmaus Brighton & Hove, Friends, Families And Travellers, Eyestorm Women, Sussex Nightstop

Speaking at a TEDx

Speaking at a TED or TEDx event is a wonderful thing to offer the world. Our team our dedicated to the disocvery to new people, ideas and stories to share.

TEDxBrighton 100% run by volunteers and who give their time and love to the vision of ideas worth speading. 

We do recieve hundreds of enquiries and applications, and therefore we can't reply to everyone all year round.

Using the application process on our website gurantees that we can read and reply to your idea.

Applications now closed for 2024.

Unforgettable Talks

Dr James Mannion - 2022
How to Change the World 

Tommie Eaton - 2022
How to Create a Circular Waste-Free World 

Melissa Thorpe - 2022
The Race for a Better Space

Bianca Cefalo - 2022
Why the Space Industry Needs New Role Models 

Lewis Wedlock - 2022
The Crisis of Masculinity

Jordan Stephens - 2016
Everyone Loves an Underdog

Ben Clench- 2017
Follow the Patient

Bella Lack
You Can Solve the Extinction Crisis

Adam Pearson
Removing the Stigma from Disabilty 

Margaret Rose-Goddard
Can Anger be good for you?

Junior Smart
Life After Prison

Jake Tyler - 2017
"I'm Fine" - Learning To Live With Depression 

Behind the Scenes of TEDxBrighton

Take a look at how TEDxBrighton comes together And meet some of the volunteers who make it happen. 

What is TEDx?

What is TEDx?

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 TEDxBrighton, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBrighton event, TED Talks 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-organized.  You can find out more about TEDx events here