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John Sweeney
John Sweeney Kindness and Movements
John Sweeney, of Cork, Ireland, is the Founder and CEO of Suspended Coffees. As a husband and father of four, he understands the struggles that families face every single day, in a world full of uncertainty. As an entrepreneur, his compassion and desire to help anyone in need is what led to the creation of the Suspended Coffees movement.

Tim & Jo Lucas
Tim & Jo Lucas Reimagination of Building/Planning
Tim and Jo talked about the house they have built together over the past five years. Kew House is a corten steel and glass next to Kew Gardens in south-west London. The house is remarkable for the learning environment where architecture graduates and skilled tradesmen worked alongside each other to build the house from the on site workshop in the basement.
Carol Vivian and Michelle Ayres
Carol Vivian and Michelle Ayres Mental Health/Education
Mental health problems in young people are increasing. Self harm, depression and anxiety.
Twelve key life skills for everyone - especially young people. A proactive, protective approach to mental health.

Lets build strong foundations for our children - children are the future.

James Maskell
James Maskell Primary Healthcare
Medicine operates 17 years behind the latest science and, with advancing technology, the gap is only widening. James’ passion is inspiring innovators across disciplines to accelerate this evolution of medicine. In his talk he asks the question... if you could start a medical system from scratch, what would it look like?
Julian Hanford
Julian Hanford Art Challenging Norms
Julian Hanford is the former Creative Director of Specsavers Optical Group in Guernsey during the 1990's, and is now an established Conceptual Artist and Photographer who lives and works in London.

He talked about the true power of Art in our society today.

Philip Smith & Warren Mauger
Philip Smith & Warren Mauger The Power of Purpose
Warren and Philip talked about The Power of Purpose and the role purpose plays in being the best you.

In 2014 they took on a life changing challenge running 7 marathons in 7 days and will use some of their experiences from that journey to talk about the critical role that purpose plays in our lives.

Their challenge was not about running despite overcoming the physical and mental challenge but WHY they were doing it and how that drove them forward and pulled the community together.

Josh Valman
Josh Valman Maker Movement
One of the UK’s brightest young entrepreneurs.
David Orban
David Orban The Future
David talked about
“How To Thrive In The Network Society”
Stephen Ozanne and Martyn Dorey
Stephen Ozanne and Martyn Dorey Smart Laws
You can think of laws and contracts as instruction sets, which are created and interpreted by humans to run society and govern our relationships with each other. However, Stephen and Martyn are challenging that approach by applying new technologies that enable machines to read legislation and contracts. In their talk they asked… can we disrupt how we apply the law and engage with each other?
Martin Bjergegaard
Martin Bjergegaard Startup Enthusiast
As a partner and co-founder of Rainmaking and Startupbootcamp, Martin has initiated around 20 startups and invested in more than 200. Martin's book Winning Without Losing won the Management Book of the Year in the UK, is translated to 12 languages and is an international bestseller. His newest book, The Great Idea, is something as rare as an entrepreneurial fairytale for children. The way Martin sees it, entrepreneurship is the key to happiness.
James Norris
James Norris Reimagining Education
Life isn't fair. What do we do about that? We teach people how to get an “unfair advantage” in life. This starts in school by encouraging kids to embrace their inner outlier and begin systematically leveling up their abilities. Behavioral science and emerging technology ultimately make this “unfair advantage” possible for everyone.
Bjorgvin Saevarsson
Bjorgvin Saevarsson Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ecala Group
How to build restorative cities: Global infrastructure is failing and the costs to fix it have been calculated at $57 trillion. Bjorgvin and his colleagues at the Ecala Group are introducing a turn-key approach to infrastructure that leaps beyond sustainability at environmental, social, and economic levels. Bjorgvin talked about the components, the process, and the challenges of future proving cities through restorative development.
Mike Dickson
Mike Dickson CEO and Founder of Rainmaker Foundation
Turbocharging Philanthropy

The world is full of people who want to make a real difference, but often don’t know where to start, who to support, or how to be most effective.

Rainmaker Foundation connects people and organisations with any cause they care about, harnessing resources to help make the biggest impact.

Darren Pritchard, Marcel Lenormand & Adam Russell
Darren Pritchard, Marcel Lenormand & Adam Russell The Intersection of Art and Technology
Body of Light is a Guernsey Arts Commission and UK Arts Council supported work that merges dance and technology — using specifically the Microsoft Kinect sensor to integrate human movement with computer generated imagery.
Seán Dagan Wood
Seán Dagan Wood Constructive Journalism
The editor of Positive News, Seán talked about the media’s impact upon society and how journalism can inform us in a way that also inspires and empowers us.

About TEDx

The aim of TEDxStPeterPort is to inspire, engage and catalyse the Guernsey population to make positive, innovative steps to improving quality of life on the island.
TEDxStPeterPort seeks to raise the bar for the perception of what is possible to achieve and deliver the message to Guernsey that “Nothing Is Impossible.”

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