Post-truth. Fake news. Alternative facts. The very definition of truth seems to be up for grabs, and our relationship with truth is in a state of flux. New technologies have radically decentralised the means of producing and distributing information. Data, facts and figures filter through narratives that tap into our emotions and personal beliefs. Given this dynamic, how can we promote critical thinking whilst also cultivating empathy? The power of a story well told has never been greater, and reality is subject to interpretation and manipulation. Truth, though, isn’t completely mutable. The quest to uncover truth is a bedrock of human history, and some truths are enduring and undeniable.
On Friday 7th April, let’s meet at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford for TEDxSkoll. Under a 17th century ceiling, we’ll take stock of the concept of truth and its evolving role in social, economic and political progress. We will hear from those who have harnessed truth as a central driving force in their life and work, and those who have dedicated their life’s work to producing fiction. Together, we’ll explore truth as a concept that is not always easy to find, define or grasp, and we’ll embrace that challenge as a unifying—and uniquely human—element.
Get ready to be part of the story by joining us at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre for TEDxSkoll 2017. The following ticket options are available to book via eventbrite now, and we can’t wait to welcome you on Friday 7th April.
General Admission Super Early Bird: £20 + Booking Fee
General Admission Early Bird: £25 + Booking Fee
Concessions: £20 + Booking Fee
There is also a limited number of Scholarship Tickets available by application via the TEDxSkoll website.
Building on a partnership between TED and the Skoll Foundation, TEDxSkoll invites new audiences to hear from social entrepreneurs and other innovators about the most important issues of our time. While the Skoll World Forum is an invitation-only event, TEDxSkoll will welcome 500+ members of the Oxford community to join participants and speakers from across the UK and the globe to engage in rich dialogue, forge connections, and seize on the energy sparked by the Skoll World Forum, Marmalade, and other events taking place in Oxford the first week of April. We believe that innovative approaches to social change are ideas worth spreading, and are excited to host social entrepreneurs alongside leaders from technology, entertainment, design and beyond to celebrate the ideas that do—or can—change the world.
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