The Event

The third TEDxLiverpool will take place on Thursday 7th February 2013 with 'Journeys' as the theme.

This time we will be using the space at the Liverpool John Moores University Art and Design Academy as our host venue.

The event will be co-curated again by @daveapposing / @herbkim with help from Andy Goodwin and Allyson Cordner of LJMU.


The Schedule

Registration opens at the LJMU Art and Design Academy




6.00pm until late
Networking/After party at LEAF on Bold St


The Speakers

We are proud to annouce the full line-up for the 2013 TEDxLiverpool will be:



Jenny Radcliffe


Jenny Radcliffe is an expert in non-verbal communications – including body language, micro-facial expressions and stress signals. If you've ever seen Tim Roth in the US TV series, "Lie to Me", then you'll understand Jenny's core talent. Scary but you cannot lie to her! She applies this skill in negotiations, communications, and understanding human behaviour with clients from large corporations to high-worth individuals, law enforcement and the military.



Pam Warhurst

Forestry Commission
(Board of Commissioners - Chair)

You could say that Pam Warhurst is quite literally facilitating grassroots change.Through the advocacy of community gardening she is showing the power of small actions to change people and places. She was awarded CBE in 2005 for services to the environment.



Graham Thomas

Ex Vice Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi

Recognised by winning awards including Ad Age's 'Global Agency of the Year', Campaign Brief's 'Creative Agency of the Year', Media Marketing's 'Regional Agency of the Year', and P&G's Robert V Goldstein Award for global advertising excellence for campaigns including 'Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?'.



Professor Serge Wich

Liverpool John Moores University

When you think of drones these days, most of the time we are talking about military drones. Professor Serge Wich is a primate biologist with a different plan. His current research is focussed on developing 'Conservation Drones' to help preserve life; not take it away.



Janet Harrison

Managing Director of COFILMIC

Janet Harrison is the Managing Director of COFILMIC, a talent network for comedy across TV, film and live performance. It provides a springboard for new talent through an annual short film festival and awards, talent development programmes and production of comedy content, across all platforms. Making the leap from 22 years in the insurance industry has been quite a journey, but with ambitions to make feature films, she has not quite finished yet.



Kathleen Beedles

Producer at Lime Pictures/Channel 4

Kathleen is an International Interactive, Emmy, RTS and Bafta Nominated Drama Producer. To date Kathleen has worked on over 2500 episodes of continuing drama including all of the UK's major soap operas. Kathleen is a phenomenal storyteller and instinctively understands how to drive a narrative.



Peter Hooton

The Farm

Peter Hooton is the vocalist of Liverpool-based group The Farm, long-time Hillsborough campaigner and lynchpin of the Justice Collective who were behind the Christmas number one single He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.



Gary Smailes

Founder and Editor at BubbleCow

Gary is the co-founder at BubbleCow, a company providing publishing services to writers. He got his first break into the publishing world thanks to Terry Deary of Horrible Histories fame and is now a published writer with more than 20 book in print.




2011 Speakers & Videos



Mills - Chief Wonka™


ustwo™ is a digital design studio that delivers interaction and user interface design, app development and digital entertainment as preferred partner to the world's leading brands such as H&M.





Ian Wharton


In early 2010 Ian joined software start-up Zolmo as creative partner, forming part of the team that designed and developed the top-grossing, Apple Design Award-winning iPhone app for Jamie Oliver.





Jeff Coghlan


Founder and leader of the talented Matmians, creators of sometimes crazy, often games based, repeatedly award winning digital & mobile campaigns for the likes of United Airlines, EMI Music, Red Bull, Cancer Research, ASDA and Vimto Soft Drinks.



Stephen Mellish

Radical Company

Stephen has been involved in mobile development since 2007, and has worked on a number of top selling apps for global brands. He joined Radical in early 2011 as Head of Mobile.




Dusan Hamlin

M&C Saatchi Mobile

Dusan Hamlin is the Joint CEO and founder of M&C Saatchi Mobile. Dusan has over 14 years experience in mobile & digital marketing and continues to work with some of the worlds most successfull brands, including adidas Group, Arcadia Group, Ernst & Young, to name but a few.


Dusan was replaced by M&C Saachi Mobile's Alex Dunsdon at the very last minute due to illness.



Tom Scott

Sky 1 HD's 'Gadget Geeks'

A 3-time speaker at the Thinking Digital Conference & co-host for the new Sky 1 HD programme 'Gadget Geeks'.





Dan Lyons

Newsweek Technology Editor

Newsweek Technology Editor Dan Lyons enthralled the worlds of business, media and Silicon Valley with his wildly popular, scathingly hilarious and insightful blog, The Secret Diary of Fake Steve Jobs, which drew as many as 1.5 million visitors each month - not bad for a one-man Web site with zero dollars spent on marketing or promotion.



Nicholas Cumisky


Nicholas is a digital marketing veteran with over 15 years experience in digital marketing including over 6 years in mobile. Nicholas joined AdMob in 2007 (subsequently acquired by Google in 2010) and is responsible for leading businesses into mobile advertising using both branding and performance solutions.

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