Stuck in London Sunday night? Hit TEDxVolcano

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Some amazing things are starting to happen with this Icelandic Volcano. (No, I can’t pronounce Eyjafjallajokull yet, but give me time).

After learning that the entire Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship would be stranded in London till at least Friday, Nathaniel Whittemore and others decided to see if they couldn’t turn this into a cool opportunity. They got in touch with TED and pitched the idea of a “TEDxVolcano” in London.

So on Sunday night (April 18) in London TEDxVolcano will feature June Cohen from TED and a number of other speakers. It’s going to be a pretty impromptu session, obviously, but I have a feeling they will pull it off.

Today TEDxCam was held, so maybe they can help out?

If you need to know more here are the best contacts:

Nathaniel Whittemore
Christian Busch
Alasdair Bell

Event details:

TEDxVolcano, in association with TEDxLondon
Sunday, April 18th. 5:15 doors open, 6:00pm talks commence
The Hub Kings Cross (location)

Free TV : Ustream

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  • http://www.broadstuff.com alan p

    Well, can’t do anything Sunday night but on Tuesday afternoon/evening its TEDxTuttle at Cass Business School – and like Skoll, the Tuttle club is pushing the edges of social media usage for combinin skills etc.

    Program:

    http://www.tedxtuttle.com/program

    Booking:

    http://tedxtuttle.eventbrite.com/

  • http://yiannopoulos.net/ Milo Yiannopoulos

    The real tragedy of all this, of course, is that we’re stuck with those hopelessly worthy windbags from the Skoll forum. Come on, powers that be: open British airspace so we can ship these parasites out of the country.

    • http://twitter.com/mikebutcher Mike Butcher

      Don’t sit on the fence Milo!

  • http://favit.com/infographs Marfi

    Any lifestreaming and video recording in general?

  • http://www.startupcafe.co.uk Jess Williamson

    Impressive effort! Tempted to train down from Edinburgh, though I suppose that defeats the whole ‘stranded’ spirit…

  • http://www.twitter.com/niamhhughes Niamh

    @Milo Wow i’m shocked by your lack of support. These guys are organizing a great event, i mean its no moonwalk but its certainly something that deserves admiration and support. Those parasites are creating a positive change and applying their newfound time (as a result of the eruption) towards a greater good!

    @Marfi I believe they are livestreaming. Follow @ChrisSandbox or @NLW for details.

    Good luck with the (un)conference guys, I wish I could be there!

  • nai

    If this event open for public? Do you need to get tickets or something?

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