The October 4th 2014 event at the Fairmont Southampton was a great success with a record turnout.

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 Ishrat Yakub says that stepping into a hula hoop-until then only a toy-she found herself on an unexpected journey of movement and dance. What she discovered: that we are all born dancers.

Diver Weldon Wade formed Bermuda Ocean Explorers in 2011 after realising many locals do not take up SCUBA. Its mission is to connect people and organisations to aid conservation, education and ocean research. More

Actress Adjoa Andoh (Doctor Who, Invictus) talks about raising a transgender child, and about what really defines us. Her son sensed from a young age that although he inhabits the body of a girl, he was born a boy. More

Textile "alchemist" Lauren Bowker has created an ink that changes colour based on the environment. She impregnates her dye into fabric and feathers, then constructs clothing and sculpture that reacts to chemicals in the atmosphere. More

Anthropologist Dr. Carl Lipo says everything we thought about Easter Island's famous collapsed civilisation is wrong. He suggests Bermuda can learn lessons from that catastrophe about long-term survival on our own isolated, water-parched island. More

Tech entrepreneur and mathematician Charles Hoskinson says Bitcoin-related technology is about to revolutionise property rights, banking, remote education, private law and crowd-funding for the developing world. More

Prof. Elizabeth Stokoe takes a run on what she terms the "conversational racetrack"-the daily race to understand each other when we speak and explains how to avoid hurdles that trip us up and cause conflict.  Elizabeth Stokoe is a British scientist. More

In an ever changing talk that blends from one personality to the next, Daniel as Yuri, talks about International reggae superstar Uzimon's path from novelty act to a serious music career, and tells how stage props are the same as those used for success in a career. More

Bermudian Stephan Johnstone released three poetry albums before the age of 30. Johnstone, who is also a graphic designer and an entrepreneur, performs regularly in Toronto and at Bermuda's Chewstick open mic session. More

Jerome Pesenti, lead developer of IBM's Jeopardy-winning Watson supercomputer, says development of software relying on natural language and machine learning needs new ways of gathering and treating data. More

Cyber expert and former White House policy director Jason Healey examines threats looming over the Internet. He warns we must ensure the Internet remains at least as free, and as awesome, for future generations as it has been for ours. More

Explorer and journalist Oliver Steeds journeys through humankind's "giant leaps" and explains why he believes the next great frontier is the manned exploration of the deep ocean. Steeds has explored or reported in more than 100 countries. More

Stage design by Kendra Earls and Dennis Joaquin more

This event is produced with the generous support of our sponsors:

Presenting Partner: Catlin Bermuda
Host Partners: PartnerRe, KPMG
Benefactors: BCB, BELCO, CellOne, HSBC, RenaissanceRe, XL Group
Visionary: Canopius Bermuda, Trunomi, Seacrest, EFG Bank
TEDxBermuda Friend: Andrew Marsh
In-kind: Bacardi, Bermuda Blueprinting, Electronic Services Limited, Island Press, The Complete Office, Brimstone Media