Vanti are proud to be from Birmingham, and we’re always looking for opportunities to help promote or support our great city. It’s for this very reason that we were delighted to be involved in the recent TEDxBrum 2016, providing internet connectivity, wireless and live streaming services throughout the event.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, TED is essentially a showcase of the world’s most inspired thinkers, and it has gained a worldwide presence since the first event in California in 1984. This year saw the fourth TEDxBrum in our home city, with the all-day event really celebrating the diversity for which Birmingham is known.
TEDxBrum 2016 took place at the Town Hall on Saturday 11th June and featured an incredible range of speakers, performers, and hosts. The theme for this year’s event, Power of Us, explored how we can accomplish more when we work together, by sharing skills, ideas, and resources. It was a hugely successful event, with some truly inspirational individuals musing on a wide range of subjects – we certainly left feeling like the people of Birmingham hold the collective power to make our city even greater.
We knew that a lot of people were counting on Vanti to provide the underlying connectivity to power the event, and we put a lot of work into ensuring that these were operational for the duration of the day – fortunately, there were no interruptions! As well as ensuring the 800-plus attendees could experience the (very active!) social media element of the event, the live stream we set up enabled thousands of others to view the talks online.
Team Vanti were really pleased to be able to participate in TEDxBrum – it’s an incredible movement, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017!
UPDATE: You can see all of the talks from TEDxBrum 2016 here