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TEDxTruro delivers above and ‘beyond’ expectations

Date 31st October 2017
Category News
TEDxTruro delivers above and ‘beyond’ expectations

St Austell Printing Company were proud to sponsor the second TEDxTruro event which took place at Truro College last week.

Pete, Beth, Matt and Jon from SAPC attended the day-long event which featured talks around the theme of “Beyond Barriers”.

TedX talks are inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created TEDx, a program of local, self-organised events to bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Speakers came from all walks of life and had very different tales to tell. Everything from the inspirational Emma Wright’s frank tale of her depression (Called Bob), to Fred McVittie from Cornish Edible Insects with the unenviable task of convincing us that eating insects is the future.

Matt Bunt, SAPC’s Marketing and Communications Manager said: “This was my first TEDxTruro event and as an avid ‘Big’ TED fan I certainly was not disappointed.

“Every single one of the speakers educated and inspired. One or two even challenged my way of thinking. We all came away with ideas, inspiration and experiences which I personally found very useful.”

The theme allowed for interpretation, which meant that there was a good variety of different presentation subjects and styles. There was a broad range of ages on-stage including 13-year old Max Caddis who talked about how he uses his dyslexia to his advantage, and 15 year old Bimini Love who set up a project called “Street Cramps” to assist homeless women.

Matt continued: “It’s hard to pick a favourite from the day, but I must admit I was particularly touched by the talk from Man Engine inventor Will Coleman.

“I presumed it was going to be all about the success of the project. But when he then started sharing a very personal experience of how it led to a bout of depression, I was taken aback.

“Will is an enthusiastic and passionate person and I felt privileged that he chose to share his innermost feelings with us in what was a very moving conversation.”

As part of our support we once again provided the printing of the programmes and also special notebooks for people to use at the event.

We were very proud to support TEDxTruro 2017 and look forward to next year’s event.

 

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