A COMMUNITY champion in Warrington has been awarded a license to hold a TEDx event in the town.

The TEDx phenomenon will roll into Warrington in June and is seeking inspirational people with ideas worth spreading.

Founded in 1984, the TED movement has grown into a global phenomenon that seeks to uncover innovative new ideas and the latest research through talks on a variety of topics.

TEDx events take place around the world and the TED organisation has granted Warrington business networker, Kirsty James, a licence to hold an independently organised public TEDx event in her hometown.

Kirsty explained: “Just being awarded a licence was a coup.

“It’s a tough process due to the prestige of the internationally recognised events, but it has been a dream of mine for several years to bring a TEDx event to Warrington and to profile the amazing talent and ideas I know exist in the region.

“I’m thrilled to have had my application approved.

“I’m not on my own for the delivery though and have brought together a team of committed Warrington people to work with me, all of whom are equally as passionate about this amazing event concept.”

The event will take place at the Parr Hall, Thursday, June 25.

The team has selected the theme, ‘Build connection, Strengthen communities’ and speakers will be chosen by having a fresh idea that could have a positive impact on communities.

Applications to be one of up to only ten speakers on the night are now open.

To enter, speakers must submit a three to five minute video describing their idea and its impact.

The closing date for applications is March 8.

Full details, including selection criteria, the commitment involved and how to submit an entry can be found on the TEDx Warrington website at tedxwarrington.co.uk.

Information about tickets and support are also available.