We know that business exists in a multi-faceted and complex world. We believe that great business professionals need creativity to innovate, compassion to lead and insight to compete. The London Business School hosts TEDx talks to encourage the contemplation of new ideas and perspectives. Every year, we explore a new theme and bring together a diverse group of individuals to motivate and inspire. We welcome you to the 2017 TEDxLBS conference!

Meet our 2017 TEDxLBS team

  • Krishnakanth Balam
    Co-Chair

  • Sara Ganz
    Communications

  • Ryan Shinnick
    Operations

  • Audrey Mandela
    TEDx advisor

  • Sean Phelan
    TEDx advisor

  • Sophia Khuntsaria
    Speakers

  • Archit Batra
    Operations Lead

  • Venus Tsang
    Communications

  • Kevin Ho
    Speakers

  • Sylwia Slusarczyk
    Communications

  • Akshay Singh
    Speakers

  • Simone Tam
    Co-chair

  • Whitney Vellequette
    Sponsorship

  • Michael Freyer
    Communications

  • Mai Abudabat
    Communications

  • Stathis Kosteletos
    Sponsorship

  • Grete Karuso
    Operations

  • Rosemary Peters
    Speakers

  • Simon Betz
    Sponsorship

  • Surekha Rao
    Co-chair

TedxLBS is the largest student-run event on campus, representing the student community to all of London. See what goes into planning our TEDx conference and watch last year’s student speaker finalists prepare for their spot on the TEDxLBS stage.

About TEDx, 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, TEDTalks 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 (Subject to certain rules and regulations).

About TED

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, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.