Ana Matronic from the world-famous band Scissor Sisters is set to address TEDxStormont Women taking place at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on 2 November.
The Scissor Sisters frontwoman and robot obsessive, Ana Matronic has written about her love of robotics in her book ‘Robot Takeover’ which looks at 100 of the most iconic robots from popular culture. The book also explores robots in music, art and fashion.
The third in the series of TEDxStormont Women events, the theme this year will be ‘Bridges’ and will bring some of the highest profile speakers from varied backgrounds such as journalism, music, business and the arts, to Belfast for the nearly sold out event. 12 speakers in total are lined up to take part with over 250 guests expected to attend on the evening.
Standing on the iconic red dot, speakers will have 12 minutes or less to share their ideas about the ways in which we build bridges, traverse them, and sometimes even burn them, for better or worse.
Other speakers announced so far include:
- Elizabeth Filippouli, Founder & CEO, Global Thinkers Forum
- June Burgess, Property developer, leadership coach and international equestrian
- Maxine Mawhinney, International Journalist and Broadcaster
- Jayne Gallagher, Managing Director, Legal-Island
- Rosemary Jenkinson, Writer, Artist-in-Residence, Lyric Belfast
- Clare Mulley, Award-winning author, historian of women and war
- Vanessa Woolf, Professional storyteller
- Lyra McKee, Freelance journalist, writer, editor
- Naomh McElhatton, Digital educator
The event will be compered by well know former broadcaster Sarah Travers.
The event, which is locally and independently organised, brings the TEDx brand back to the iconic Stormont. Started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED and the TEDx programme has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.