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Vic Goddard is the Principal of Passmores Academy and star of the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 documentary Educating Essex. He is a proud South Londoner, having been raised on a council estate then going on to train as a PE teacher and eventually becoming the nation’s best-loved Headmaster thanks to his undeniable dedication to his school and the young people inside it.

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Important news about your TEDxNorwichED speaking application.

November 10 2016

Important news about your TEDxNorwichED speaking application.
Yes, it's *that* email!  We are early!
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Hi  <<First Name>>

Yesterday, our speaker selection committee met for what was a very intense 5 hours, full of difficult choices. 

Sadly, I'm having to write to you to let you know that your talk application to speak at TEDxNorwichED 17 was not successful.   

I know this will be a massive disappointment, and I am so sorry that I could not be writing with more positive news.      

Please know that EVERY application was of a high standard.   The panel were confident that EVERY one of your applications could have a place on a TEDx stage-  but sadly we only have one day in which to fill, and we have crammed in as many talks as we can. 

Choosing talks was incredibly difficult- there were so many amazing ideas submitted by everyone- and please know this is not just something we are saying to 'make you feel better'.     We had 105 applications, and have selected 24- which is the most we can possibly fit into one day.   

I hope that when you see the final line-up in the new year, that you will agree we have created a diverse, interesting and surprising programme.

We do still really want you, and your ideas to be part of the TEDxNorwichED movement,  and therefore we will be giving you early access to tickets when they go on sale in the new year- we'd love you to come and be part of the conversation, and of course would encourage you to apply to speak at any future TEDxNorwichED events.

On behalf of the organising team, and the global TED movement, I would really like to thank you for the time you have taken to apply and for the commitment, dedication and willingness to be a 'game changer' that this shows.  

Thank you,

Tim
TEDxNorwichED Lead Organiser. 

PS- if you work for an organisation, I hope you will still encourage them to partner with TEDxNorwichED- more details here.

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TEDxNorwichED- Updates

November 07 2016

TEDxNorwichED- Updates
Some important updates.
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Hey <<First Name>>
 

I hope you've had a great start to the week? 

I just wanted to send a quick email with a few important updates about TEDxNorwichED 17. 

In this email:-

  1. Speaker Application Updates
  2. How you can help us have a great event.
  3. Answers to some commonly asked questions.
An update on speaker selection.
Applications to speak have now closed- and simply WOW- here are some stats:-
  • We received a staggering 105 applications- from 5 countries, and from across the UK (as well as from pretty much every part of Norfolk!)
  • I, along with our speaker selection volunteers, have a staggering 43,562 words to read... 
  • Themes and content is very varied- which is fab, as it means we can put together a stimulating, surprising and wonderful programme. 
Can you help us find partners?
Did you know, the cost of putting on TEDxNorwichED is over £12,000.   We manage to keep ticket prices very reasonable (more on that below) by the kind help of partners. 
Do you know of any company or organisation that could help us by partnering
iwth us?  We have a bespoke approach to partnerships, and have some exciting ways to partner with people- through both cash and in-kind support.   You can find out more details on our partnerships page,  or get in touch with our partnership volunteer team at partner@tedxnorwiched.com
Frequently Asked Questions
We've been asked lots of questions about the event (which is great!)  so we wanted to quickly answer some of the common ones below.

When willl tickets go on sale?
Tickets will go on sale in the new year- this email list will be the first to know about all the details!

How much will tickets cost?
Ticket cost is till TBC, but it is likely to be around £20-30 a ticket, which we think represents outstanding value when you take into account the catering, venue and the variety of speakers etc, together with the cost of simialr events.   The final ticket cost is directly linked to the support we are able to gain from partners (see above for how you can help!) and approval from TED. 

Who will be speaking?
This is still TBC- but we've had an amazing list of people apply- from the very famous to the un-known, all with great ideas to share. 

Doe anyone make any money out of TEDxNorwichED?

NO!  TEDxNorwichED is completely not-for-profit and is run entirely by volunteers.  No-one involved in the organisation of TEDxNorwichED gets any form of payment etc at all- we do it all voluntarily.    Despite this, it is a big undertaking- and our core volunteer team have spent at least 200 hours on next year's event already!   All of our speakers are not allowed to be paid by TED rules.   We meet our considerable costs through partnerships and ticket sales, and the books have to just balance0 last year, we were left with just a £150 surplus. 

Can I help volunteer?
YES- we are always looking for volunteers to help us- please drop us a reply to let us know you are interested and we will be in touch!   We will be in touch with everyone about on-the-day volunteering nearer the time.


That's all for now- thanks for reading!

Tim
TEDxNorwichED Lead Organiser.



 
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