For our second event in 2016, TEDxPortobello held a space to explore our theme Find Us Here – with 9 outstanding speakers, 70 people in the audience, 16 sponsors on board, 300 people all over the world watching the live stream, and streaming parties dotted all over Edinburgh.

First off, here is the team that made it all happen.

Team


 

It was the best day. The sun was out, and as well as hosting our Find Us Here speakers – we held creative spaces, fostered new connections and new conversations, and whipped up a festival atmosphere with live music and a flurry of red balloons as doors opened for the event.

Below are the videos of the talks given by our speakers, and some different views of the day captured by our intrepid team.

 

Talks


 

Motivations
2016
Dancer
Politics
2016
Writer
Homelessness
2016
Social Entrepreneur
Dads
2016
Founder
Science
2016
Scientist
Creating
2016
Social Entrepreneur
Algorithms
2016
UX Designer
Change
2016
Civil Servant
Art
2016
Art Therapist

Galleries


Just as impressive as always, a selection of our favourite event photos from our official photographers and friends Jon Davey & Ellie Morag.

 

 

Live Doodles


One of our unique talents in the team, a doodle snapshot of each talk – as captured live in the room by one of our volunteer coordinators and chief doodler, Geoffrey Baines.

 

 

Quotes


After the event, our speakers took the time to give us a few words on their experience of being a part of TEDxPortobello. To a one, these were generous and inspiring, and we just had to share them – here are our favourite quotes over an image of each speaker in mid-flow.

 

 


Posters and Programmes

Check out the Find Us Here official posters and event programme below – these were dotted around the walls and in the hands of our audience throughout the day.

Big thanks for all our designs and layouts go to EC Design Studio.

 

 

 

 

Sponsors


Naturally, our 2016 event wouldn’t have happened without support from our sponsors. We are very grateful indeed to the below local companies and individuals for what they gave.

 


 

We also asked each of our sponsors what Find Us Here meant to each of them and – of course – we got back a selection of colourful and inspiring words around our theme.