Dare to Defy

Defiance. Refusing to obey. Striding into the unknown.

In today’s society, we face a plethora of expectations, stereotypes, and standards which impede the development of our individuality. But what if we rejected these externally imposed conditions? What if we defied societal standards? What if we chose to live free of expectations?

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, TEDxWarwick honours those who have revolutionised our society and continue to do so. Those who have redefined ‘the possible’. Those who have taken risks and acted against the norm. Our aim is simple: to spread the ideas of these daring individuals and to inspire you to go beyond the ordinary. This year, we choose to outclass the orthodox, surpass the standard, and challenge the conventional. Will you join us? We dare you.

The speakers

Dr Pragya Agarwal
Creativity Art
Dr Pragya Agarwal
Creativity coach & social entrepreneur
How to develop a creative habit
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
Gender Society
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
Author & leadership authority
Gender-balancing: how countries, companies and couples are defying history
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Temi Mwale
Temi Mwale
Social Entrepreneur
Dr Jamie Whyte
Dr Jamie Whyte
Kriti Sharma
Kriti Sharma
Michael Morel
Michael Morel
Corinne Le Quéré
Climate Change
Corinne Le Quéré
Inside the mind of a climate change scientist
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Tim Flach
Tim Flach
Melanie Windridge
Melanie Windridge
Tim Edwards
Tim Edwards
Harnaam Kaur
Harnaam Kaur
Michael McGrath
Michael McGrath

Location