Conference recruitment begins

Recruitment has begun for a student committee to develop the TEDxUniversityofLeeds 2018-19 conference.

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit think-tank devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading’, bringing together people from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design at two annual conferences.

The next event will follow the TED style of short presentations followed by discussion and audience participation, with all presentations to be recorded and made available after the event.  

This year’s theme and date will be decided by the student committee, with organisers keen to recruit a diverse panel to contribute towards development and procurement of the conference. 

Positions include curator, marketing manager, video and production lead, sponsorship and budget manager, event manager and graphic designer.

Dillon Wilson (School of Computing) and TEDxUniversityofLeeds lead organiser, said: “We offer an extraordinary chance to learn, develop and be part of an exciting team, aiming to develop the next big conference. 

“In return, we ask that you attend all weekly meetings and aim to fulfil your role-specific duties. The positions are all voluntary, however return of time investment brings skills valued highly in the workplace.

“We encourage people with relevant skills to apply to specialised roles, however this is an opportunity to develop new skills, so don't let this put you off.”

Applications close on Monday 1 October, and interviews will be held on 3-5 October.

Visit the conference web page for further information and details about how to apply.

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