This Friday, 11/11/11, marks the date of the second TEDx Valletta event since its introduction to the island in February of this year. Eight speakers from both the Maltese community and abroad will engage, enlighten, and inspire the audience in the ballroom of the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta.
The overarching theme for the event is, “All Things ‘W.’” Perhaps “W” is an overlooked letter, but it’s one that weaves together so many of the foremost issues of society, culture, and the world that we live in.
For example, Marco Cremona, Malta’s leading researcher and activist on water and water treatment who is currently in the running for the Stockholm Water Prize 2012 (the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in the water sector),will share some of his research results in his talk titled “Water.”
Brigette Baumann, who serves on committees in Europe including the World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneers and the Swiss Commission for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will be flying in from Zurich for her Talk, “Wealth on Wings,” where she will share insights into the world of Angel Investing on both the local and global level.
TEDxValletta Curator and Organizer, Deborah Webster will be speaking on the topic of “What We Want.” Through her journeys she will take us to the corporate offices of the global north and juxtapose them with the simple villages of the global south to reveal new meanings of fulfillment, happiness, and success.
The line-up of speakers includes Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita, Director of Marketing for GFI; Alex Grech, Strategist & Social Media Researcher; Rebecca Sweetman, Founding Director of The Paradigm Shift Project; Justin Tonna, Wordsmith; and Deborah Marshall-Warren, Hypnotherapy Consultant and Trainer.
Tickets for the event are still available and must be purchased online prior to the event. Registration begins at 8am and the first speaker takes the stage at 8:30am. Brunch will be served, and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking with the TEDxValletta community and speakers.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Heather Cooper is the Co-Organizer of TEDxValletta.