23 Jun TEDx Glasgow 2015
TED, a non profit organisation, is a platform for ‘ideas worth spreading.’ Beginning in 1984, it started as a conference where technology, entertainment and design could collaborate. TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum in more than 100 languages and has connected thousands of people around the world.
Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. It is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Tedx Glasgow is an annual event that aims to showcase the very best, and most current, ideas generated in Scotland and more specifically Glasgow, to a global and enlightened audience, aiming to bring Scotland together.
Siobhan Mackenzie was lucky enough to showcase at this years Tedx Glasgow event after winning the 3rd prize in the Crafty Call Out Competition.
The Crafty Call Out Competition aims to give Scotland’s locals a chance to showcase their hidden talents. Not only this, but the competition also provides a platform to bring people together in order to share creative ideas. It is ultimately a way of showcasing the incredible talent we incubate here in Glasgow. Other winners included Barry Neeson and a joint entry from Colin McDougall & Simon Harlow.
This was a great opportunity for us because of the wide variety and exclusivity of speakers that attended, including Judy Murray, Mark Beaumont and entrepreneurial spark’s very own Jim Duffy. Set to inspire attendees and visitors, the theme allowed speakers to explore the idea of how we can continue to stimulate positive change and make Glasgow, and indeed Scotland, an inspiring place to live, work, socialise and learn.
The Tedx Talks YouTube channel gives you an idea of the inspiring talks and speakers that attend Tedx Glasgow every year.
Hosted in Glasgow’s Tramway on the 12th June, this years conference was based around the theme “Why not here?” A purposefully provocative question, intended to inspire a new vision by challenging us to reconsider our surroundings. They try to provoke a shift in mindset that makes you think – why not in your home, in your street? Why not Glasgow? Why not here?
In our exhibit, we featured pieces from the Clan Mackenzie Collection, a collection influenced by Siobhan’s family history. The collection took inspiration from her Highland roots and the history behind her very own Clan- Mackenzie. Coming from a large family Siobhan’s loved ones have continually been the leading inspirations in her life, therefore this collection will always be so personal to her and her beloved heritage.
To view our other collections, check out our gallery for some ‘kilt-tastic’ images.
Thanks to Tedx Glasgow for giving Siobhan Mackenzie the opportunity to exhibit and showcase one of our fabulous collections at this years event.