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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As the star of the most popular TEDTalk of all time, we were hugely honoured to host Liverpudlian Sir Ken Robinson at TEDxLiverpool. In this wide ranging interview, TEDxLiverpool curator Herb Kim talks with Sir Ken about his life, his TED experience, Liverpool, Los Angeles and the future.
Sir Ken Robinson originally from Liverpool now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Sir Ken is a TED icon having given three presentations on the role of creativity in education (His 2006 talk has attracted over 27 million views and seen by an estimated 250 million people worldwide) and changed the lives of many.
In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.
Sir Ken comes from an arts in education background influencing the formulation of the National Curriculum in England. For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick, and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees and honours for his services to the arts and education from many institutions around the world.
Sir Ken is a best selling author and co-author of a wide range of books, reports and articles on creativity, the arts, education and cultural development.
In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)