We are proud to be one of the Premier Partners to the TEDxBristol 2017 event, which takes place at Colston Hall on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November.

TEDxBristol is an independent, voluntary, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating thought provoking, original, world-class TEDx talks and delivering inspirational, inclusive and friendly TEDx events in Bristol. Now in its fifth year, TEDxBristol is one of the biggest TEDx events in the UK and has been granted a ‘level 2’ licence by TED.com. The event will attract over 3,000 delegates with thousands more joining online.

TEDx: the 'x' denotes an independently organised event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

TEDxBristol creative director Mel Rodrigues says: “Having Burges Salmon on board from the outset of this project has been so helpful because they have helped set us up as a limited company and provided us with a range of pro-bono legal advice in relation to sponsorship and partnership agreements. This has enabled TEDxBristol to grow and create a world class event to share Bristol’s great ideas with the world, as well as develop education and outreach with young people in the city.

"The very premise of the TEDx brand is to disrupt, innovate and collaborate so it’s great to see Burges Salmon getting involved in such a progressive and forward-thinking project. They've loved sharing their thinking, which is at the heart of the TEDx mission.”

Our senior partner Chris Seaton comments: “Having been a part of the first ever TEDxUniversityofBristol last year, we jumped at the chance to be involved with TEDxBristol 2017. Clients trust us to turn their ideas into reality – using the law as an enabler – which aligns well with the TEDx ideology. Bristol is one of Europe’s largest TEDx hosts and we’re really looking forward to further helping Mel and the team, and also being directly involved in the project as a Premier Partner.”

Information about TEDxBristol 2017

TEDxBristol 2017: Dare to Disrupt is all about the people doing things differently in order to make a BIG difference. In a world of constant change, uncertainty and challenge – these are the Positive Disruptors: challenging the status quo, reimagining what is possible, redefining the future. Bold, brave and unflinching in their mission to turn received ‘wisdom’ on its head and transform pipe dreams into reality. Be prepared to rip up the rule book and start again. Open your mind, hold onto your seat and enjoy the ride. We’re going to #DareToDisrupt.

You can choose a two-day ticket, or attend for one day of your choice. As well as watching the TEDx talks being recorded live, you’ll get access to bespoke workshops, entertainment, spaces for quiet reflection, and places to meet people and share your ideas and passion projects. This is your ticket to two days of ‘Bristol’s best’: amazing stories, inspirational speakers and a chance to meet and connect with friendly and dynamic people.

You can find more information on the TEDxBristol website.