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 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 AyresMental 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.
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?
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 BjergegaardStartup 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.
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 SaevarssonCo-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.
Darren Pritchard, Marcel Lenormand & Adam RussellThe 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 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.
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.”
TEDx St Peter Port - what an utterly fantastic event! It was hugely inspiring, brilliantly organised, super-slick, incredibly engaging, phenomenally entertaining - and powerfully thought-provoking too. Impressive events like this one can change people, and in turn, society. A brilliant event created by a brilliant Team. Shed Simove, professional speaker on creativity and innovation www.MotivationalUKSpeaker.com
Speaking at TedX had a transformative affect on my life, something that I will not forget, and nor do I. It was such an inspring event which allowed me the opportunity to meet with like minded individuals all with the common goal of CHANGE for the community of Guernsey!
TEDx allows the speaker to cast their ideas to a much wider audience through the brand and formula of these talks. The greatest challenge is not the international stage but winning credibility with local people who will be the first followers of your movement.
TEDXStpeterport is an exciting opportunity to engage with others who are interested in rethinking the established. Beyond the obvious online exposure, I am grateful to the people behind the event for providing the platform to discuss the current state of our culture, energy, infrastructure, transportation & environment issues.
In fifty years time, when league tables show that Guernsey is the best place in the world to live, I will be able to tell my grandchildren that I nearly missed the flight to speak at the inaugural TEDxStPeterPort. I had to fly in early because I was teaching the previous day. This meant that I missed the incredible hospitality that Marc and his team bestowed on their speakers; a night that (I heard) will have its own chapter in the history books when the story of Guernsey is re-written. Thankfully, I arrived in time to watch some wonderful people deliver inspirational talks. Marc knows how to curate a conference, that's for sure. As the actress said to the bishop, I feel that I took more than I gave.