TEDxLIPA is a single day conference that hosts a series of speakers, each presenting a TEDx talk to an audience of 100 thinkers, creators and doers from within the creative LIPA community. The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts sets the stage for a day where innovators from technology, entertainment and design can have meaningful conversations and gain new insights to make their ideas stronger and more global.

TEDxLIPA 2021 Speakers

Amy Jackson

Actress, advocate, spokesperson and ambassador to charities such as Women’s United Nations for Sneha Sargar Orphanage, The Elephant Family, PETA, Cash & Rocket, Being Human and St Jude’s Children’s hospice. 

Chelcee Grimes

Liverpool born singer, songwriter and footballer with a vibrant career in all three. She has written for Zara Larsson, Kylie Minogue, Olly Murs, Stanaj, Little Mix, Tom Walker and Jonas Blue, and has just received her first Grammy nomination for her work with Dua Lipa. Having presented during the BBC Women’s World Cup coverage and now being assigned as one of the anchors on MOTDX.

James Roberts

James is an athlete, entrepreneur, podcast host and author with over 15 years of experience as a coach. He is a two time Paralympic athlete (Beijing 2008 Paralympics in rowing and London 2012 Paralympics in volleyball).

JC Stewart

JC is a singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland with ambitions of being one of the world’s biggest pop stars. He signed with Warner in 2019 and had already established a solid fan base in Northern Ireland.

Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart is an award-winning businesswoman from Liverpool. Having left school without any qualifications, and falling pregnant at just 17, Kate studied for a Business Management degree, whilst working as a secretary and raising her daughter. Now a successful owner of multiple businesses, she’s keen to inspire people and mentor budding entrepreneurs. 

Malik Al Nasir

Malik Al Nasir is an author, a performance poet and a filmmaker from Liverpool. Malik grew up in the Liverpool care system, met legendary poet and civil rights activist Gil Scott-Heron in the 80’s and was mentored by Gil to a master’s degree through poetry. Malik’s body of work ‘Ordinary Guy’ was published in 2004 and dedicated to Gil, with a foreword by Jalal Nuriddin . Malik grew to produce music and film, and appeared in several factual documentaries.

Tickets for TEDxLIPA are FREE and are available from https://sites.google.com/view/tedxlipa/