Dorcas Crawford: On the Road Less Travelled

Dorcas Crawford is founder of The Better Way, a unique service for conflict management. Through this service Dorcas brings her mediation and facilitation skills to senior management teams and board members in public, private and third sector organisations, as well as conducting workplace mediations. Earlier this year, she sold her award-winning law firm Edwards &…


Marcus Hunter-Neill

Marcus Hunter-Neill: The Wind Beneath Portia’s Wings

Marcus Hunter-Neill Marcus Hunter-Neill spent 17 years trying to be an overnight success. Struggling to read or spell due to severe dyslexia and suffering humiliating bullying, Marcus started out by working with children who have special needs and moved into the performing arts. There his alter-ego Lady Portia Di’Monte was born. In 2016, Marcus took…


RSPB NI launches Artist of the Year competition

RSPB NI, the leading wildlife conservation charity, is calling for aspiring artists to speak up for nature, highlighting the nature and climate emergency. Whether you’re a complete beginner, budding artist or have a wealth of experience, the charity, with the support of TEDxStormont and the world-renowned contemporary visual artist, Colin Davidson, is calling on artists…


Lindsay Robinson reflects on Maternal Mental Health

Lindsay Robinson is the founder of Have you seen that girl?, an award winning movement dedicated to raising awareness of maternal & parental mental health and signposting parents to help, support and community. In 2016, Lindsay took to the TEDxStormont stage to share her experience of motherhood and perinatal mental health. She has campaigned tirelessly…


Shaping Our Electricity Future: Have Your Say

Shaping Our Electricity Future: Have Your Say Tuesday, 25 May 2021 | 6pm – 7.30pm | Online In a run up to TEDxStormont COUNTDOWN event in autumn 2021, we are hosting a series of exciting engagements to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis and encourage climate conversations across Northern Ireland. We will be…


Eileen Mullan

Eileen Mullan reflects on Boardroom Apprentice

Eileen Mullan is founder of Boardroom Apprentice – an initiative that bridges the gap between aspiration and reality for those who want to serve on a board and would like some help to get there. She is a champion for boardroom diversity and a believer in anything is possible, being constantly frustrated by the phrase…


Deepa Mann-Kler reflects on Being Human

Inspirefest 2018 Picture Conor McCabe In 2019 award-winning artist, public speaker, author, educator and technologist Deepa Mann-Kler took to the TEDxStormont stage with her talk Being Human. Being Human reflected on Deepa’s personal and professional journey into the world of immersive technologies and the therapeutic benefits of virtual reality and pain management. She shared her…


TEDxStormont Studio 2021

TEDxStormont is set to publish 12 standalone TEDx Studio talks by speakers from many disciplines and backgrounds to share new and fresh ideas. This series of talks aims to develop a better understanding of ourselves and each other, bringing curious minds together and changing attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world. Since 2013 the TEDxStormont team…



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