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Queen’s to host fifth TEDx event at the University

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Queen’s University Belfast

26th May 2022

The theme of this year’s talk is ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’. These talks will highlight just a few of the exciting projects being worked on at Queen’s, involving technology, design, people and natural resources, that may help us ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’.

The TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast will take place at Riddel Hall on Wednesday 8 June 2022.

Ryan Feeney, Director of Public Engagement at Queen’s, said: “We are delighted to host the University’s fifth TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast event this June with our corporate partner, PwC.

“At Queen’s, we are always endeavouring to move forward, progress, invest, advance and grow. This event provides our students, staff, graduates and partners with a stage to showcase and spark deep discussion and connection about topics that are relevant to the society we live in today.”

The event will showcase the community, partners, staff, students and alumni of Queen’s University Belfast. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Arlene Foster, former First Minister of Northern Ireland
  • Bill Neely, former Foreign Correspondent at NBC News
  • Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor at Queen’s
  • Professor Richard English, Director of the Mitchell Institute at Queen’s
  • Katie Ní Chléire, Students’ Union President at Queen’s

Alex Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of PwC Operate, said: “We are pleased to once again sponsor TEDx at Queen’s University Belfast for the third year. PwC Operate is aligned with the innovative, forward-thinking nature of events such as this one, and we’re delighted one of our own people is a speaker.

“Queen’s has been a valued partner over the last few years and we are excited to work with the University on this and other initiatives such as our tech-powered Advanced Research and Engineering Centre in years to come.”

TED is an organisation that aims to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

Events tagged as TEDx are independently organised but licensed by TED that share ideas in communities around the world.

For further information, or to register to attend, please visit