FIFTEEN distinguished speakers will grapple with the theme “Think Different, Think Again” when TEDxUniversityofBolton returns in October.

The student-led conference will bring together innovative thinkers from across the university and the community to explore ideas for our collective future under the TED ethos of ‘ideas worth spreading’.

It will take place on Thursday, October 24 at the university’s Institute of Management, in Great Moor Street, Bolton town centre.

The event will bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects.

The aim is to foster learning, inspiration and wonder and to provoke conversations that matter.

The audience will consist of students, academics and members of the local community.

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a globally recognised brand started in 1984.

TED Talks are short, powerful and share an idea, in less than 18 minutes.

A total of 17 TED Talks are viewed online every second at in over 100 languages, free-of-charge.

Ticket information will be released shortly.

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Meanwhile, those who love to share ideas with other like-minded people and would like to participate actively in brainstorming sessions to create a better future, join TEDxUniversityofBolton today!

A spokesman said: "We are looking for organized, self-managed and hard-working University of Bolton students, with a great positive spirit that will help us to bring this event to life in the university.

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