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TEDxSalford IV returns to the Lowry on 5 October 2014 Tickets are now available here


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I first read the book Nobody’s Perfect by Hirotada Ototake, a survivor of tetra-amelia syndrome, when I was seven. The cover sported a huge photo of him in his wheelchair with a giant smile on his face. No arms or legs, but he had a giant smile. Reading his memoir, I cried. I was inspired. […]

Showcasing the phenomenal potential of human achievements to dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest forms of creativity and intellectually nutritious information – Join us in this spectacular program where we are assembling our most exemplary and diverse group of speakers and entertainers, with just this in common- they have something remarkable to share and are able to share it in a remarkable way!

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

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