Since the summer of 2011, Bradford has hosted five TED events encompassing forty-six speakers and themes exploring feminism, life online, social innovation and Bradford’s own heritage. We hope you’ll explore our archive of events and talks below.

TEDxBradford 2019: Radically Social

Bradford has long been a lab for social innovation – from the formation of the Independent Labour Party and Titus Salt’s worker’s village in the 1800s, to William Forster’s work on the first national education legislation, the first schools to … Continue reading

TEDxBradford 2014: Curiosity and Progress

Date: 26th of March 2014
Time: 5–9pm
Topic: Curiosity and Progress
Venue: University of Bradford Norcroft Centre

Our city has a history of innovation. The technical advances of the industrial age and innovations which flowed from the production of textiles located Bradford as one of the wealthiest global cities of the era. Continue reading

TEDxBradford 2012: The Space Between

Date: 5th of December 2012
Time: 10am–5pm
Topic: The Space Between
Venue: Impressions Gallery

TEDxBradfordWomen: The Space Between coincides with TEDxWomen 2012, turning the spotlight on the ideas of women and girls who challenge and redefine the traditional rules and roles ascribed to women and men, girls and boys. Continue reading

TEDxBradford 2012: Life Online

Date: 30th of March 2012
Time: 1–5pm
Topic: Life Online
Venue: National Media Museum

We’re very pleased to announce that the second TEDxBradford will be joining the launch celebrations of the Life Online gallery at the city’s National Media Museum! Continue reading

TEDxBradford 2011: This is Where We Live

Date: 13th of July 2011
Topic: This is Where We Live
Venue: National Media Museum

Bradford is a place that has had a cultural, technological and creative impact that belies its size. A city that sometimes stands in the shadows of its larger neighbours and indeed suffers from negative perceptions. Continue reading