To help TEDxBrayfordPool expand upon their existing annual events by facilitating monthly discussion based TEDxSalon events.
Delivery ten monthly salon events - with the exception of June and November when the TEDxBrayfordPool & TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool conferences take place respectively - on a number of different topics chosen by the audience.
So far we have produced five of the monthly TEDxBrayfordPoolSalon events. The events are co-curated with the participants using in session polling to select the following month's session. Currently the events attract a core audience of ten people with an additional variable audience. So far the events have engaged 80 people across the five month period.
We have created a supportive open space environment for participants where they feel that they can openly and authentically engage with the topics being discussed. We have created an informal atmosphere by theming the events around pizza and beer nights to enable people to feel relaxed and welcome.
In addition, to foster a sense of ownership, each month's topic is chosen by the participants. So far, they have covered social media, creative confidence, procrastination & motivation, asking for help, and education.
We have facilitated the discussions using a variety of techniques including open dialogue, world cafe and creative activity.