Past Events

Past TEDxUniversityofGlasgow Conferences

Now

2018
March 17

2018 Main Conference: Press Pause to Begin

2018 Main Conference: Press Pause to Begin
In our dynamic world, with rapid advancement in technology and constant evolvement in socio-economic landscape, people endeavour to catch up with this rapid pace. However, we will often be frustrated, lost or caught in our constraints. As a Chinese proverb says, “to rest is to walk further”; Pause is the Beginning, the beginning of a new journey that lies ahead.
2017
March 4

2017 Main Conference: One Step Further

2017 Main Conference: One Step Further

“One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind” – the first man to take a step on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong.

Now sit back and imagine that you have completed a task. A task that has been sitting on your to-do list: a deadline that you met, a research project that you wrote up, a trip that you have finished. You can cross it over and mark as ‘done’ . It has been completed, it is in the past, you can move forward.

2016
March 5

2016 Main Conference: From Exploration to Innovation

2016 Main Conference: From Exploration to Innovation

Exploration is at the core of every discovery. Each journey to innovation has a beginning. It might have originated from exploring our beautifully intricate surroundings or from delving into our minds and projecting our ideas and findings outwards. TED is a platform for expressing our innovations which in turn encourage thought, creativity and collaboration.
Every day new innovations are flourishing in both social and scientific worlds, with science acting as a collaborative engine that drives innovation. The continuous new technological advancements of mobile technology and social media are all innovations that have knock off effects, for example changes in social behaviour. These effects can, in themselves, inspire exploration, and in turn, further innovation.

2015
March 7

2015 Main Conference: Crossing the Rubicon

2015 Main Conference: Crossing the Rubicon

The idiom “Crossing the Rubicon” means to take an irrevocable step that commits one to a specific course. The etymology was based on Julius Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon River in 49 BC, which instigated the Great Roman Civil War. It will focus on celebrating and exploring the pivotal point of inspiring success stories, amazing experiences, and world-changing ideas that have transformed our lives. Our goal is to assemble brilliant minds from Scotland, Europe, and abroad, in a single event of multi-topical and multi-disciplinary talks where our guest speakers will share their most amazing ideas in their area of expertise.

2014
March 15

2014 Main Conference: Connectivity

2014 Main Conference: Connectivity

Does technology connect us or disconnect us?

Are we equally connected to science or is there a gender and racial disparity?

Can we feel more connected to each other through a ball?

Does English language disconnect us?