TEDxGlasgow has today (Thursday 25 April) confirmed the full line up for the world-renowned talk series that returns to Glasgow for its seventh year on June 14. The event will welcome 2,000 attendees to the SEC Armadillo and will provide a platform to present ideas focussed on the theme of ‘Connection’. 

Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and Human Rights activist, OBE will take to the stage to discuss global feminism and will be joined by a host of inspirational speakers including Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, who will focus human rights and social justice, and Skyscanner’s former COO Mark Logan who will be discussing women in technology.

Also on the bill are comedy writer Amna Saleem, who will present a TEDx talk on identity and humour, and best-selling author Richard Shotton will discuss the topic of trust in relation to behavioural science and advertising.  

Hosted by BBC presenter, journalist and current affairs specialist Clare English and comedian Fred MacAulay, the Glasgow event will also welcome some of the UK’s big thinkers and achievers including;

  • Jude Ower, CEO and Founder of Playmob, 
  • Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, 
  • David Allfrey, Producer and Chief Executive of The Royal Military Tattoo, and 
  • Amar Latif, award-winning entrepreneur, telling his personal story on losing 95% of his sight by the age of 20.

The talks will relate to the theme “Connection”, which aims to ask guests and watchers worldwide (via the livestream) to consider how connections have shaped the world that we live in and how advances in technology mean that we are more connected than ever but also increasingly socially isolated. 

Gurjit Singh Lalli, founder and curator at TEDxGlasgow, said: “We’re so excited to announce the full line up for TEDxGlasgow 2019 and are looking forward to bringing thousands of people together to spark debate and inspire. We’re looking forward to hearing our speakers’ approaches on this theme and seeing the tangible impact their words have on our attendees.”

TEDxGlasgow is a non-profit organisation, which builds on the global TED culture of creativity, innovation and collaboration. Aiming to provide a platform to present the brightest and best ideas from Scotland to an international audience, the organisation independently coordinates an annual event that brings together influential and inspirational individuals from all walks of life.


For more information on TEDxGlasgow Connection and to buy tickets, visit http://www.tedxglasgow.com/tickets/.