TedXBath 2019 Speakers

Jo Dolby

The Strengths of a City   Jo Dolby is Hub Leader at Oasis Hub Bath, a community hub and church based in the centre of Bath. She has been pioneering and delivering innovative community projects in and around the city for over 15 years involving skateboarding, graffiti and spoken word poetry. Jo has also been involved in teaching and training young people and adults in youth work, media and theology and is a JNC qualified youth worker with an MA in Applied Theology.   www.twitter.com/jodolby    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodolby/

The Strengths of a City

Jo Dolby is Hub Leader at Oasis Hub Bath, a community hub and church based in the centre of Bath. She has been pioneering and delivering innovative community projects in and around the city for over 15 years involving skateboarding, graffiti and spoken word poetry. Jo has also been involved in teaching and training young people and adults in youth work, media and theology and is a JNC qualified youth worker with an MA in Applied Theology.

www.twitter.com/jodolby

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodolby/

James Shone

Inflating Balloons of Self Belief   Following a 16 year teaching career, James Shone was appointed as a headmaster in 2012. However, during his medical assessment prior to taking the job, a brain tumour was discovered. Treatment resulted in James losing most of his sight and having to relinquish the job. However, James is a man who embodies a positive attitude to life, a determination to turn setbacks into springboards and a passion to increase self-confidence in young people. This has led him to setting up his charity ‘I Can & I Am’ which raises valuable funds to enable James to speak to as many young people and educationalists as possible around the UK and beyond. James now visits hundreds of schools and businesses a year delivering his powerful pastoral messages to pupils, parents and staff to great acclaim. His goal is always to get people to focus on what they can do and not on what they can’t and to inflate their 'balloons of self belief'.   http://www.icanandiam.com    www.linkedin.com/in/jamesshone/    @jukesshone

Inflating Balloons of Self Belief

Following a 16 year teaching career, James Shone was appointed as a headmaster in 2012. However, during his medical assessment prior to taking the job, a brain tumour was discovered. Treatment resulted in James losing most of his sight and having to relinquish the job. However, James is a man who embodies a positive attitude to life, a determination to turn setbacks into springboards and a passion to increase self-confidence in young people. This has led him to setting up his charity ‘I Can & I Am’ which raises valuable funds to enable James to speak to as many young people and educationalists as possible around the UK and beyond. James now visits hundreds of schools and businesses a year delivering his powerful pastoral messages to pupils, parents and staff to great acclaim. His goal is always to get people to focus on what they can do and not on what they can’t and to inflate their 'balloons of self belief'.

http://www.icanandiam.com

www.linkedin.com/in/jamesshone/

@jukesshone

Nish Parkar

Technology for Good: How YOU are the bridge to our future   Nish has a special connection with the city of Bath since she graduated from the University of Bath School of Management in 2016. Since then, she has made a significant impact through her work in the Technology industry, and currently works as a Technology Communications Manager at Cisco Systems.  Through her inspiring work in the Technology industry and opportunities to share her powerful voice, Nish has been able to make a great impact. Her participation in a variety of innovative Technology projects makes her a great speaker for this year’s Tedx Bath event which is focused on the Digital Revolution.  In an industry that struggles to attract diverse talent, Nish is one of few female millennials, and is passionate about People and Culture. She actively promotes Women in Technology and STEM in schools and colleges, and her always-inclusive mindset affirms that we can all be the bridge to what’s possible.   @NishCisco

Technology for Good: How YOU are the bridge to our future

Nish has a special connection with the city of Bath since she graduated from the University of Bath School of Management in 2016. Since then, she has made a significant impact through her work in the Technology industry, and currently works as a Technology Communications Manager at Cisco Systems.

Through her inspiring work in the Technology industry and opportunities to share her powerful voice, Nish has been able to make a great impact. Her participation in a variety of innovative Technology projects makes her a great speaker for this year’s Tedx Bath event which is focused on the Digital Revolution.

In an industry that struggles to attract diverse talent, Nish is one of few female millennials, and is passionate about People and Culture. She actively promotes Women in Technology and STEM in schools and colleges, and her always-inclusive mindset affirms that we can all be the bridge to what’s possible.

@NishCisco

Lynn Wilson B. Des (Hons) M.A., M.Res., FRSA

Fast Fashion. Taking a Moonshot for Planet Earth   Lynn Wilson is a circular economy consultant, public speaker and thought leader specialising in the apparel and textiles sector. Trained in fashion and textiles design, Lynn founded Circular Economy Wardrobe in 2017, a non-profit organisation, set up to engage consumers in circular clothing systems.  From 2013 to 2017 Lynn was part of the pioneering Circular Economy team at Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) working with Scotland’s textiles and engineering sectors to develop circular business models. Lynn is a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellow (2015) and conducted research in Japan meeting business, academia and public sector organisations implementing circular economy strategies. Currently, Lynn is a PhD candidate at the Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) and sponsored by the Ethical Consumer, Closing the Loop: Driving Circularities in Consumer Clothing. Lynn is a non-executive director of Architecture and Design Scotland.   @LynnIWilson    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynn-wilson    https://lynnwilson.co.uk

Fast Fashion. Taking a Moonshot for Planet Earth

Lynn Wilson is a circular economy consultant, public speaker and thought leader specialising in the apparel and textiles sector. Trained in fashion and textiles design, Lynn founded Circular Economy Wardrobe in 2017, a non-profit organisation, set up to engage consumers in circular clothing systems.

From 2013 to 2017 Lynn was part of the pioneering Circular Economy team at Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) working with Scotland’s textiles and engineering sectors to develop circular business models. Lynn is a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellow (2015) and conducted research in Japan meeting business, academia and public sector organisations implementing circular economy strategies. Currently, Lynn is a PhD candidate at the Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) and sponsored by the Ethical Consumer, Closing the Loop: Driving Circularities in Consumer Clothing. Lynn is a non-executive director of Architecture and Design Scotland.

@LynnIWilson

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynn-wilson

https://lynnwilson.co.uk

Harpinder Collacott

Making the Invisible Visible   Harpinder Collacott is the Executive Director of Development Initiatives, an independent organisation focusing on the role of data in efforts to eradicate global poverty. She joined in 2012 as Director of Engagement and Impact, setting up the organisation's engagement and communications function and leading on open data programmes. She has worked on projects to improve data use in development and led the production and delivery of the Development Data Hub. She has been the lead for DI on the International Aid Transparency Initiative and participated regularly as DI’s representative on the IATI Member Assembly. Harpinder has a diverse background in development and conflict including working as a Political Advisor to the Prosecutor with the War Crimes Tribunal for Sierra Leone, Human Rights Programme Officer for the Oak Foundation, South Asia Researcher for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and as Director of Strategic Planning at Citizens for Global Solutions.     @Pincollacott    www.linkedin.com/in/pincollacott    http://devinit.org/

Making the Invisible Visible

Harpinder Collacott is the Executive Director of Development Initiatives, an independent organisation focusing on the role of data in efforts to eradicate global poverty. She joined in 2012 as Director of Engagement and Impact, setting up the organisation's engagement and communications function and leading on open data programmes. She has worked on projects to improve data use in development and led the production and delivery of the Development Data Hub. She has been the lead for DI on the International Aid Transparency Initiative and participated regularly as DI’s representative on the IATI Member Assembly. Harpinder has a diverse background in development and conflict including working as a Political Advisor to the Prosecutor with the War Crimes Tribunal for Sierra Leone, Human Rights Programme Officer for the Oak Foundation, South Asia Researcher for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and as Director of Strategic Planning at Citizens for Global Solutions.

@Pincollacott

www.linkedin.com/in/pincollacott

http://devinit.org/

Jayne Rochford - Smith

Children - the voices that build a community   Jayne Rochford-Smith is Headteacher of St Andrew's Church School, a Primary School and Nursery in the heart of Bath. She has worked in primary education within Bath for 20 years and is also a specialist in Early Years Education and Inclusion. Jayne has an arts education background with a Fine Art degree and Postgraduate in Printmaking and continues to have a deep-rooted love of the visual arts.  Jayne is an advocate for research and group reflection to promote best practice within schools and has worked closely with 5x5x5 = creativity (now House of Imagination) for the last 18 years. Jayne and the St Andrew's team continue to work as part of the Schools Without Walls project linking with artists and cultural centres across the City, including the egg theatre and the Holburne Museum.  Jayne is committed to valuing and celebrating children's voices to create a culture of honesty and openness in dialogue as a school community.

Children - the voices that build a community

Jayne Rochford-Smith is Headteacher of St Andrew's Church School, a Primary School and Nursery in the heart of Bath. She has worked in primary education within Bath for 20 years and is also a specialist in Early Years Education and Inclusion. Jayne has an arts education background with a Fine Art degree and Postgraduate in Printmaking and continues to have a deep-rooted love of the visual arts.

Jayne is an advocate for research and group reflection to promote best practice within schools and has worked closely with 5x5x5 = creativity (now House of Imagination) for the last 18 years. Jayne and the St Andrew's team continue to work as part of the Schools Without Walls project linking with artists and cultural centres across the City, including the egg theatre and the Holburne Museum.

Jayne is committed to valuing and celebrating children's voices to create a culture of honesty and openness in dialogue as a school community.

Cat Jarman

What remains   As a bioarchaeologist, I use forensic techniques on human remains to untangle the individual stories of past people from broader historical narratives. I’m an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol and director of the independent research unit Munin Archaeology. I have a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Bristol (2018), an MPhil in Archaeology (University of Oslo 2012), and a BA (Hons) in Archaeology (University of Bristol 2004). I direct ongoing excavations at two Viking camps in Derbyshire and co-direct excavations at a Rus (Viking-Age) fortified settlement in Ukraine.  Beyond the Vikings, my specialisms include studying diet and migration on a broader scale and the prehistory of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). I am currently working on the book “River Kings” under contract for publication by HarperCollins in 2020. I also combine my writing and academic research with freelance consultation work for TV.   @catjarman

What remains

As a bioarchaeologist, I use forensic techniques on human remains to untangle the individual stories of past people from broader historical narratives. I’m an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol and director of the independent research unit Munin Archaeology. I have a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Bristol (2018), an MPhil in Archaeology (University of Oslo 2012), and a BA (Hons) in Archaeology (University of Bristol 2004). I direct ongoing excavations at two Viking camps in Derbyshire and co-direct excavations at a Rus (Viking-Age) fortified settlement in Ukraine.

Beyond the Vikings, my specialisms include studying diet and migration on a broader scale and the prehistory of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). I am currently working on the book “River Kings” under contract for publication by HarperCollins in 2020. I also combine my writing and academic research with freelance consultation work for TV.

@catjarman

Larkhall

How I See Music Using Code   Neoclassical composer/pianist Larkhall weaves technology into his live performance through computer-generated visuals created algorithmically from his music as he plays, resulting in “vividly beautiful,” “enchanting” compositions (Hämeenkyrön Sanomat / Chicago Sun-Times).  He has collaborated with multi-Grammy-award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and as a concert pianist won a prize for new music in the International Shostakovich Piano Competition. His cultural-commentary tech-intervention Cuddlr saw 250,000+ downloads, global press coverage, and a spot in WIRED magazine's top 100 apps. His algorithmic video work has screened at the Shanghai Expo and Museum of Rome, and his contributions to music-recognition app Shazam are used by 400+ million people and featured as Apple's App of the Day.  Larkhall’s album The Sea Was Never Blue will be released September 27, 2019 and is available for pre-order from iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. For details visit http://larkhall.org   @larkhallmusic    http://larkhall.org

How I See Music Using Code

Neoclassical composer/pianist Larkhall weaves technology into his live performance through computer-generated visuals created algorithmically from his music as he plays, resulting in “vividly beautiful,” “enchanting” compositions (Hämeenkyrön Sanomat / Chicago Sun-Times).

He has collaborated with multi-Grammy-award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and as a concert pianist won a prize for new music in the International Shostakovich Piano Competition. His cultural-commentary tech-intervention Cuddlr saw 250,000+ downloads, global press coverage, and a spot in WIRED magazine's top 100 apps. His algorithmic video work has screened at the Shanghai Expo and Museum of Rome, and his contributions to music-recognition app Shazam are used by 400+ million people and featured as Apple's App of the Day.

Larkhall’s album The Sea Was Never Blue will be released September 27, 2019 and is available for pre-order from iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. For details visit http://larkhall.org

@larkhallmusic

http://larkhall.org

Dr Shawn Naphtali Sobers

Ethiopian Echoes on the Bath landscape   Shawn is Associate Professor of Lens Based Media at University of the West of England, Bristol. Shawn trained as an anthropologist at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and has carried out a wide range of research projects spanning diverse topics, ranging from Ethiopian connections with the city of Bath, legacies of the slavery, African presence in Georgian and Victorian Britain, disability and walking, Rastafari language and culture, and creative citizenship in social media. As a filmmaker and photographer his work has been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally, and has directed and produced documentaries for BBC1, ITV and Channel 4. Principles relating to community media and participatory practice underpin much of his work. His current research projects include the Black cultural history of everyday life. Shawn is a trustee of Fairfield House, the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie I, and co-founder of Imperial Voice Radio.     @shawnsobers    http://www.shawnsobers.com/

Ethiopian Echoes on the Bath landscape

Shawn is Associate Professor of Lens Based Media at University of the West of England, Bristol. Shawn trained as an anthropologist at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and has carried out a wide range of research projects spanning diverse topics, ranging from Ethiopian connections with the city of Bath, legacies of the slavery, African presence in Georgian and Victorian Britain, disability and walking, Rastafari language and culture, and creative citizenship in social media. As a filmmaker and photographer his work has been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally, and has directed and produced documentaries for BBC1, ITV and Channel 4. Principles relating to community media and participatory practice underpin much of his work. His current research projects include the Black cultural history of everyday life. Shawn is a trustee of Fairfield House, the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie I, and co-founder of Imperial Voice Radio.

@shawnsobers

http://www.shawnsobers.com/

Doug Laughen

The Hidden Stories in a Surprising Bath   Doug is the Founder of Applied Alchemy whose mission is simply "making meaning". He has had a long career in high tech from beginning in IBM's advanced tech labs in Canada to helping to establish Cisco in the UK and Africa. He has worked with many startups (including his own trying to bring video to the internet years before youtube) and until recently as CEO of a data science firm working at the leading edge of understanding what people really want. He is a coach, mentor, public speaker, social entrepreneur, and life fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has a degree was in engineering (mostly unused) and an MBA from INSEAD... although he argues that he learned more from theatre school and coaching.  Canadian by birth and Bathonian by choice he is passionate about the impact that technologies of all sorts have on our society... often in hidden ways.   http://surprisingbath.com/    http://appliedalchemy.org    @laughlen

The Hidden Stories in a Surprising Bath

Doug is the Founder of Applied Alchemy whose mission is simply "making meaning". He has had a long career in high tech from beginning in IBM's advanced tech labs in Canada to helping to establish Cisco in the UK and Africa. He has worked with many startups (including his own trying to bring video to the internet years before youtube) and until recently as CEO of a data science firm working at the leading edge of understanding what people really want. He is a coach, mentor, public speaker, social entrepreneur, and life fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has a degree was in engineering (mostly unused) and an MBA from INSEAD... although he argues that he learned more from theatre school and coaching.

Canadian by birth and Bathonian by choice he is passionate about the impact that technologies of all sorts have on our society... often in hidden ways.

http://surprisingbath.com/

http://appliedalchemy.org

@laughlen