David 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, 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.
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 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 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.