TEDxPocklington, 28 May: Meet business leaders at cutting edge of contemporary design and communication


28 May 2015, 9.00am – 5.30pm, Pocklington, York

This exciting day-long event is based around technology and communication and how we can use current methods and thinking to inspire the face of business and education today.

Speakers at the event are all leading experts in their respective fields – Apple, Microsoft and Google -along with thought leaders, technology experts, spoken word professionals, international artists and even a UN investigator.

The focus::

  • Communication, verbal and visual to aid individual and group learning
  • Inspiration to think differently for personal and business development
  • Using the senses to enhance development
  • Latest technology pushing the boundaries of education and discussion
  • Music, poetry and rhyme to reinforce learning
  • Art and the role artists play through visual communication

The event will include

  • • Leading technology designers
    • Inspirational speakers
    • Business leaders
    • International visual artists
    • Spoken word poets
    • Social media communicators

    Please see the event flyer for details of speakers and event schedule

    The speakers are all business leaders and are at the cutting edge of contemporary design and communication. Students will receive a 50% discount on tickets (cost to students is only £15.00).

  • Linkedin event details.

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