Meet the TEDxStoke 2016 Team David MurrayDavid Murray has a background in psychology, philosophy, theology and literatureHe has spent years writing. And then rewriting. Dave is a father and teacher, being Curriculum Manager for English at Stoke Sixth Form College. Dave is the curator for TEDXStoke 2016 and as he's the TEDx license holder it's basically his gig, no pressure then!   Stephen Silk PhotoStephen Silk, TEDxStoke Marketing Lead and proud of it! Stephen is a 'new venture explorer and owner of Design Analytics ltd. (you can ask him what that actually means), providing marketing  and web technology know-how with a twist of social meejah  and this lovely wordpress site   Jane Pope TEDxStoke (1)Jane Pope is a Progress Coach at the City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. She graduates this year with a BA (Hons) English Language and Literature from the Open University. She is a writer. But she hates writing about herself.  Jane will be one of two Event Hosts on the day.   Charlie Busnell TEDxStoke1Charlie is currently revelling in her new challenge as a Progress Coach (and big sister to all) at the City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. Having graduated in Broadcasting, Charlie worked as a professional radio presenter and compere before taking to the high seas and circumnavigating the globe as an entertainment host for Royal Caribbean International. On her return, Charlie worked for UTV media before discovering her mummy superpowers and giving birth to her twin boys, Benjamin and Joshua. Charlie will be one of two Event Hosts on the day. tom-raytedxTom Ray has a background in film and currently teaches media and film at Stoke Sixth Form College where he also runs the college's student production company. He is one of the video directors for TEDxStoke, overseeing filming for the event along with producing additional video content for the speakers.   How can I join the TEDx Team? We are all volunteers, helping out where we can, where we have particular skills tmake TEDxStoke a roaring success. If you'd like to join our team well we're on the look out for enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking people to join us. We're an eclectic mix of skilled individuals and we'd welcome a few more pairs of hands to ensure our event wows the audience and community. So what skills and experience are we looking for you may ask? Local social media stars - Anyone who can help us increase our social media engagement, grow our mailing list, basically helping us to create a great buzz for the event. Marketing & Comms - we'd love a printer from the local community to help us with posters, flyers, banners etc. You'll have already seen the 3 foot high TEDx letters from other TEDx events. If you can help us, maybe you're a copywriter or a great content generator, then we'd love to hear from you. WordPress - We benefit greatly from wordpress , if you think you can help us to improve our site, just call! Sponsorship Opportunities- We're seeking sponsorship from the local community to help us deliver an amazing, inspirational event. If you are interested in one of our sponsorship packages (there will be three levels) then please contact