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 2015 TEDxLBS conference!

Meet our 2015 TEDxLBS team:

  • Audrey Mandela

  • Sean Phelan

  • Adam Mirels

    Is an open mama’s boy

  • Jon Podvin

    Actually looks forward to long haul air travel. That is, as long as he remains disconnected from life on the ground.

  • Julia Wang

    Learned to nap anywhere during childhood drives to Disneyland, where all that stored energy was used to chase down Pooh and drive her grandparents nuts

  • Hester Mak

    Really appreciating life after a near-death experience in Zanzibar (which involved a leaky fisherman’s boat in the Indian Ocean)

  • Spencer Waldorf

    Danced for 48 hours straight to raise money for pediatric cancer research

  • Andy Okoskyn

    Was a professional actor and magician for 10 years

  • Katie Wadsworth

    Has a fashion and lifestyle blog: joiedelamode.com

  • Mollie Amkraut

    Was once kicked off the high school swim team for performing a literal rendition of the 50 meter FREEstyle (got let back on after promising to be less-free-more-style in the future)

  • Sonam Joshi

    Is an absolute Karaoke addict! Duet to “The time of my life” anyone?

  • Tim Swift

    Has traveled around the world, visiting 26 countries and 38 UNESCO sites over 4 continents in under 10 months on just £40/day

  • Madeleine Habela

    Once snuck 3 dogs to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York because she loves big dogs and wanted to spend the morning with them watching films!

  • Sarah Durlacher

    B&W film photographer turned digital in 2008. Spends free time finding beautiful images to capture around London, IG: @sarahdur

  • Sherene Tan

    Can write with both hands!

  • Marie Daubourg

    Starting watching TED talks as a rewarding break from writing her bachelor thesis and has never stopped since then!

  • Tarana Shivdasani

    Loves travelling and has visited 21 countries in the last 5 years

  • Kaustav Mitra

    Drove past 300km/hr in a Corvette ZR1 – that’s more than 186mph!

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.

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