We have been hosting our Annual Ideas Conference for seven years and during this time we have been fortunate enough to welcome many inspirational thought-leaders, dynamic change-makers and world-renowned experts in several disciplines.

We are known as TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde where the x = independently organised TED event. We host our Annual Ideas Conference as well as several smaller Salon events throughout the year. We invite speakers from all backgrounds and disciplines to share their innovative ideas and life-changing experiences with our global community.

At TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde, we are proud to be a platform where all voices can be heard.


Over the past several years, it has been vital for us to highlight speakers who have ideas worth spreading. We have been honoured to host exceptionally talented individuals from all across the globe, inviting them to Glasgow to deliver their motivational messages. During this time we have witnessed those who are at the cutting-edge of research, making technological advances which will positively impact generations to come. We have featured those fighting for systematic change and for climate justice, instilling in our audiences the passion and drive to also make the changes they want to see in the world. TED talks have the power to do this and it all starts with one single idea -Maisie Keogh, Co-organsier TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde 2020/2021


x = independently organized event

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, TED Talks 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.


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Meet the TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde Team

Sheik Abdul Malik

Lead Organiser

Maisie Keogh


Harry Phillips

Head of Marketing & Communications

Cerys Goodwin

Head of Logistics & Operations

Mrunalini Deshmukh

Head of Speakers & Curators

Atishay Sinha

Head of Finance & Sponsorship

Holley Mignosi

In-house Speaker's Coach

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