TEDxLondon, The Education Revolution will be taking place at The Roundhouse, London on September 17th 2011, the independently organized event – licensed by TED –aims to connect young people, parents, teachers, and people at the heart of education to envision the future of learning.
Inspired by Sir Ken Robinson’s latest TED Talk, “Bring on the Learning Revolution” and working in collaboration with the Roundhouse, this will be a call to action for anyone passionate about education. Time is ripe for change – the recent riots in the UK indicate unrest among many young people and we need to address what we could all be doing better to see them into a brighter future.
TEDxLondon promises seven hours of high tech inspiration and debate. With an impressive line up of speakers including young people, educationalists, teachers and cultural ambassadors, Sir Ken Robinson will be joining live from LA. Significantly, the TEDxLondon team is introducing pledges as a way of ensuring that ideas are turned into action. Each speaker will make a pledge and in turn empower the audience to contribute too.
“With this TEDx event, we know that it won’t be enough to simply inspire people – we want to encourage people to take personal responsibility and make change happen,” says Evan Grant, the director of TEDxLondon.
The Roundhouse’s has youth-led education at the core of its ethos, making it an excellent venue for this event. Over the five years since its major refurbishment in 2006, it has emerged as one of the capital's most vibrant centres for young people and a field-leader in providing creative learning opportunities for 11-25 year-olds. The Roundhouse will serve as the event venue and stream the event live at www.roundhouse.org.uk. Roundhouse Radio – the Roundhouse’s in-house radio station run entirely by emerging radio talent aged under 26 – will interview key speakers and attendees on the day.
“Young people are at the heart of everything we do. They're on our board and help plan and perform at our events. The Roundhouse Youth Advisory Board have been working with the TEDx London team, sharing their thoughts on education and the kind of questions we should be asking about it, as well as advising on and how best to gather young people’s views,” says Barbara O’Brien, Head of Youth Strategy at the Roundhouse.
“The Education Revolution” will open its doors at 1:30 pm with a 9:45 pm finish on Saturday September 17th 2011 at: The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW18EH.