TEDxOpenUniversity 2019 invited a global audience to broaden their minds and imagine what’s next for our future. It was The Open University’s first ever TEDx event, which brought together a community of curious thinkers spanning the entire globe. The event, hosted at the Berrill Lecture Theatre, was made especially memorable by the fact that it coincided with our 50th anniversary.
It’s October, the month of ghouls and ghosts, carved pumpkins, dark mornings, knitwear, woollen coats and icy windows. Most importantly, however, we are just two weeks away from the hotly-anticipated TEDxOpenUniversity, an event that promises to deliver inspiring talks on the world of today, and the future of tomorrow – and we could not be more excited!
1984 was a memorable year. Margaret Thatcher won a landslide victory and became the UK’s first female Prime Minister; the first Apple Macintosh computer went on sale, and two astronauts – Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart – made planetary strides as they performed NASA’s first untethered spacewalk.
If you’re not a natural public speaker, giving a talk can be daunting. We’ve enlisted help from some trusty Open University staff who have also given TEDx talks, to find out their top tips.