TEDxRAIUL is proud to announce our second event, taking place at 11:30am on Friday, March 13th, featuring talks from a body-positive model, Lady MC from Young Urban Arts, and other special guests.

TEDxRAIUL 2020; Hiatus, aims to better understand the human tendency to fill space and resist silence. Hiatus regards a gap, pause, or break in which something is missing. Together, we hope to address the anxieties and motivations associated with speaking out by creating a space to discuss taboo subject matters and ask: What are you silent about? Why are you silent about it? How does that make you feel? We encourage you to be open to new topics and perspectives.

The event is being organized by Richmond, The American International University in London’s very own students and staff. Non-profit organization, TED, is devoted to spreading ideas in communities across the world through platforms including independently organized TEDx events.

Samantha Ferreira, TEDxRAIUL Event Manager, says: “Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects, fostering learning, inspiration, wonder, and provoking conversations that matter for all attendees.”

TEDxRAIUL is taking place at Foyles Charing Cross Road with 100 guests invited to respond #ToTheHiatus. Join us for an afternoon of talks, activities, and conversations provoking you to speak up and advocate for yourself and others.

“I hope that our speakers’ passion will resonate with us and encourage us all to address the unaddressed by asking questions, starting conversations, and initiating change within our own lives and communities” says Fadila Farag, TEDxRAIUL curator.

We can’t wait to break the silence and end the hiatus with you on March 13th. Reserve your ticket now: http://bit.ly/2OgRM6C, and if you cannot attend, engage through the Youtube live stream.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized 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 connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam GrantTED en Español and Sincerely, X.

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