Our 2019 speakers & schedule

Read about the incredible lineup of speakers who have joined us for this year’s TEDxLondon #BeyondBorders on Saturday 18th May.

Pre-Show: 10:00 - 11:30

Early birds can visit the Citi xLab before the live show starts and begin exploring innovations and ideas designed to change the world. Doors for the auditorium will open at 11am.

Session 1: 11:30 - 13:00

Ideas that challenge the status quo

Choir with No Name

A choir for those who’ve experienced homelessness

Nikesh Shukla

Writer, editor and novelist

Tashi Baiguerra

Actor, singer and musician

Seyi Akiwowo

Founder and Executive Director of Glitch

Peter Apps

Global affairs commentator and writer

Professor James Logan

Scientist, researcher and television presenter
Break: 13:00 - 14:30

During lunch break attendees can take advantage of discounts at the Southbank Centre Food Market and nearby restaurants. The Citi xLab will be open with the latest innovations that are rethinking the issues we see in our society. The Speaker Cafe will also be open for attendees to meet all the speakers from session one.

Session 2: 14:30 - 16:00

Ideas that help us understand the world

Danny Sriskandarajah

Chief Executive of Oxfam GB

Beth Gardiner

Environmental journalist and author

Dr Kris De Meyer

Neuroscientist

Dr Jonathan Mijs

Sociologist

Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan

Digital, media and communications scholar

Shocka

Recording artist and self love advocate
Break: 16:00 - 17:00

Citi xLab will open again to attendees, and the speakers from session two will be available in the Speaker Cafe.

Session 3: 17:00 - 18:30

Ideas that change perspectives and reveal solutions

Amrou Al-Kadhi

Performer, writer and filmmaker

Susannah Temko

Policy and communications expert and intersex activist

David Martos

Biomedical engineer

Professor Iyiola Solanke

Professor in Law

Abhishek Parajuli

PhD researcher and writer

Ms. Mohammed

Musician, singer and performer
Post-Show: 18:30 - 19:30

Attendees can visit the Speaker Cafe to chat with our speakers form session three, and catch the last hour of the Citi xLab.

And finally, our host for the day...

Hussain Manawer

Poet and mental health activist

Should you require information about accessibility, ticketing or have general questions about the event, please contact Rebecca at info@tedxlondon.com.

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