27 April, 2019   ⁄⁄   Royal Grammar School, Guildford


TEDxGuildford began on April 13th 2017

We launched with a fantastic event for 100 people who gathered at the RGS Guildford to explore ideas on the theme of 'Be the best you can be'.

Over 723,890 views in 9 months

Our first year has delivered some pretty impressive stats. Our talks have had over 723,890 views in just 9 months and we already have over 5,500 followers on Twitter.

Following on from the success of last year's event we are delighted to be hosting TEDxGuildford again. This year's theme embraces all aspects of diversity and tolerance.

Within our community, we have uncovered an amazing cross-section of stimulating and thought-provoking speakers who have original and interesting interpretations on the theme.

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This year’s theme embraces all aspects of innovation across all subjects.

Within our community, we have uncovered an amazing cross-section of stimulating and thought-provoking speakers who have original and interesting interpretations on the theme.

David Savage

David Savage

David leads the construction & infrastructure sector at international law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, and has a large following on social media for his commentary on construction law and technology issues.

David has a particular interest in technology and digital disruption as it impacts the property and construction sectors. In 2016, David co-authored Charles Russell Speechly’s report “The New Real: Unlocking new gains through smart buildings” - a research report showing the opportunities and gains to be made from smart buildings for anyone with an interest in commercial real estate. Much of the report focussed on the opportunities around data.

The Scary Guy

Dr. Tamer Shahin

CEO, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Coach / Consultant, Author, Speaker, Trainer, and Investor Tamer is the CEO of Mimitec – a UK digital mental health company that has recently received Innovate UK government funding for innovation.

He was independently named as one of the top 18 global influencers shaping digital health in 2015 and his thought leadership has been presented on many media platforms including Forbes, national TV/radio, and Sky News.

Tamer's passion is entrepreneurship & innovation. He's fascinated by what drives the human mind and is on a mission to make the world a better place using meaningful technologies that make a significant impact on peoples' lives.

Davide Caffi, speaker

Davide Caffi

Davide an electronic engineer who has worked both in the Aerospace sector on pioneering fly by wire projects, and in the Automotive business, which brought him to England as he joined McLaren Automotive and where now he serves as a Project Manager.

Davide is an explorer and life has drawn him to 27 different countries (and counting) 4 of which he has called home (Italy, England, Scotland and USA).

Davide is an observer and a dreamer, and he spent the last two years constantly challenging himself to find the hidden beauty in the simplest aspects of every day life, as he believes that often the best innovation is just in front of your eyes.

Satya Singh, speaker

Satya Singh

Satya is a product leader and public speaker with an engineering background in data, design and growth marketing. He is passionate about building products which connect with humans socially and emotionally in a positive way rather than addicting humans to technology. He has a diverse background which ranges from launching a fashion start-up to being an engineer. He is currently a Senior Product Manager at Hotels.com

Simon Reveley, speaker

Simon Reveley

Simon is the Founder and CEO of Figment Productions, a media production company specialising in VR and interactive experiences.

The Figment team has worked with Virtual Reality technology for nearly 10 years with corporate customers, museums and visitor attractions, but is best known for its work in theme parks, having produced the world’s first fully dedicated VR rollercoaster Galactica at Alton Towers Resort (UK), as well as Derren Brown’s Ghost Train* at Thorpe Park Resort (UK) and Kraken Unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando. Their latest VR ride, The Great LEGO Race, opens at LEGOLAND theme parks around the world in 2018.

Alex McCallion, speaker

Alex McCallion

Alex's is the founder of Greater Change, a social enterprise helping people who are homeless move on. While at University, he was struck by how many people there were who were homeless. He chatted to a lot of people, sometimes he gave food, sometimes he gave cash. However, he always felt that neither of these things was actually going to help someone out of homelessness. He wanted to do more to support people and knew many others wanted to too. He created Greater Change so people could do more, so that people could contribute to whatever a person needed to leave homelessness behind for good, for example, a rent deposit or employment training. People who are homeless also work with a support worker on non financial goals and this combination of support helps people transform their life.

More speakers to be announced

Royal Grammar School


An iconic landmark site in the heart of Guildford

Located in the centre of the historic town of Guildford, the RGS is an independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18. The School dates its foundation from 1509 and as a flagship for boys’ education has a national reputation for academic excellence but also prides itself on its traditional values of decency and respect.

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TEDx Guildford 2019 – Innovation

27 April, 2019 from 1.30pm

Royal Grammar School, Guildford

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