Brighton Dome Friday 5th April 9am - 5pm



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


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.

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).

Bud Johnston

Rethinking Anti-Black Racism.
Join Bud Johnston for a profound exploration of anti-Black racism from multiple perspectives.

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.

Natalie Benmayor

Founder and Creative Director of Capsule Eleven

Mark Blake

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


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.

James Dempster

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

Kian Bakhtiari

Classroom troublemaker turned social entrepreneur. Founder of The People. 

Amy Polly

Chief Mindfulness Rebel, International Speaker, Neurodiversity Advocate.

Mo Kanjilal Williams

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

...many more to be announced.

Your Curators

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.

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