November 17th at The Forum, Bath

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Tickets on Sale 5th September

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Live Stream Available

Can’t make it on the day? We will be live streaming the entire day on this website

Free for 16-19 Year Olds

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TEDx Youth@Bath 2016

Our speakers from 2014 continue to light up the world: Nathan Filer's talk has 95,000 views and counting, whilst Yeonmi Park's talk has had well over 10,000 views.

Yeonmi's book came out in September! It made us even prouder to have hosted her, and given her a platform to tell her story.

Margaret Heffernan (who spoke at our 2012 event), has just published a book for TED, which we highly recommend, entitled The Big Impact Of Small Changes. 
Links to these 3 talks can be found here.

Nathan Filer   
Yeonmi Park   
Margaret Heffernan

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TEDx (x = independently organised event)
The ‘x’ indicates that this is an event organised independently of TED, but in the same spirit. A TEDx is a local program of self organised events that bring people together in a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, speakers gather to spark deep discussion and connection within a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised (subject to certain rules and regulations).

TED Talks

We all need a little inspiration!

There are hundreds of amazing TEDTalks you can view online at We’ve picked a couple of favourites to get you thinking – but of course it is what interests and inspires you that makes the best material.

Sugata Mitra

Build a School in the Cloud

Shawn Achor

The happy secret to better work

Beeban Kidron

The shared wonder of film

The Event

Our event is once again free for 16-19 year olds. We have invited schools from all over the UK, offering 40 places per school. Currently, we have given away all our free places; if you have any inquiries about tickets, please get in touch.

General applications for tickets will be available on the 5th of SeptemberThere will be a limited number of tickets available for university students and the general public also on sale from September 5th.

This year’s event will be held at Bath Forum, a huge, beautiful building that was originally an art deco cinema. This means we can invite four times as many students. The event will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm on November 17th 2016. We ask all students to arrive at 9am.


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The Venue


The Bath Forum, 1A Forum Buildings, Bath, Avon BA1 1UG
Bath has a vast trove of beautiful architecture, but there’s always a new old treasure to discover – The Forum isn’t part of the city’s heritage trail, but remains an incredible building. The former Art Deco cinema is administrated by Bath City Church.

Having opened its doors to the public as a cinema in 1934, this remarkable venue celebrated its 80th birthday in May 2014. The cinema remained in operation until 1969; the site was also a bingo hall and a dance school, but had fallen into disrepair before Bath City Church took the building over in 1989. The biggest venue in Bath, and third largest in the South West.

Today, The Forum represents a true reflection of typical Art Deco-era splendour including lacquered wood fixtures and fittings and gold-leafed flourishes all subtly vying for your attention. In the elegant auditorium, the iconic green cinema seats offer a spacious, luxurious audience experience.


Our speakers will be announced over the next six months!

We’re extremely excited by our 2016 line-up. To whet your appetites, here are a couple of highlights from previous years:

Yeonmi Park

North Korean defector

Nathan Filer

How to write an award-winning, bestselling first novel


Charlotte Calkin

Charlotte Calkin

Charlotte attended her first TED conference in 2009 and has since been involved in many TED and TEDx events. She has organised TEDxYouth@Bath events in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016 watching it grow from 120 young people to 1600. Alongside being the curator of TEDxYouth@Bath, Charlotte is an Executive Coach and Restorative Justice Practitioner. She has been CEO of her own design business for 18 years. Charlotte will be attending the TEDSummit in Banff in 2016.

Julian Hussey

Julian Hussey

Julian is a Bath-based writer and consultant who has worked with the UN, international NGOs and multinational companies on communications, training and health.

Cathleen Lynott

Cathleen Lynott

Most of the time Cathleen is a mum of four small children. She was a nanny for many families for many years and has also worked on events with production company Judgeday. Nowadays she dedicates what little spare time she has to design and website work with Bath Bespoke Web Design.

Caroline Taraskevics

Caroline Taraskevics

Caro has had a lot of jobs which don’t really amount to a conventional career. She has done service washes in a launderette, worked in Fleet Street, the music business, a newsroom, on a filmset, as a legal secretary, as a PA, and now runs a small farm tending vegetables; this involves taking care of animals, and smiling a lot at strangers who have come to stay at the B&B. She has also produced four amazing children, who had nothing whatsoever to do with this sentence.