Meet The Team: Sandra Dufing

I moved to Edinburgh in 2014. I left my friends, my family, my job as an Assistant to the Director, my lovely wee Skoda Fabia and tiny flat behind to restart a new life / restart my machine. I have always been a girl who had everything under control and said more than she should’ve […]

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Meet The Team: Jon Davey

I’m a freelance photographer based in Portobello, mostly doing conferences and other events. Ten years ago I restarted my own machine, leaving a twenty-year career in IT to look for something more creative. I ended up back at college where I not only learned new skills but also made lots of new friends from several […]

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Meet The Team: Malena Persson

Malena Persson is a documentary photographer, originally from Sweden but has lived in bonnie Scotland since 2003. Malena specialises in NGO photography, and has worked for organisations like Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, but also local charities like the Citadel Youth Centre in Leith. Inspired by Scotland as her new home; Malena is currently […]

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TEDxPortobello 2017 Coordinators

We are excited to open up applications for our Event Coordinators for the 2017 TEDxPortobello event. We are looking for 2-3 people to lead the delivery of this amazing community event after two very successful years. The TEDxPorty event coordinators will help shape the 2017 event and build a team that represents that vision. Over the […]

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Reflections on 2016 from curator Jo Holtan

And for the second year, TEDxPortobello has come to a close.  With 9 outstanding speakers, 70 people in the audience, 17 sponsors on board, 300 people all over the world watching the live stream, and streaming parties dotted all over Edinburgh – it was a special day. Over the course of the afternoon, we held […]

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Five things we learned from Kenneth Hogg

Kenneth leads work on public service reform for the Scottish Government. As a civil servant, he is particularly interested in how government can work with communities to create change and in 2015 led the introduction of ULab in Scotland, leading change rooted in a sense of the emerging future. Here are 5 things we learned […]

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