GibTalks 2017

03-Nov-2016


2nd November 2016

GibTalks 2017 

Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside teacher and playwright Julian Felice, will be holding the annual conference event on Saturday 11th February 2017 at the John Mackintosh Hall. Based on the successful TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of talks (www.ted.com), Gib Talks will see a range of local speakers deliver fifteen-minute talks on a broad spectrum of subjects with the aim of focusing on the anecdotal, the personal and the light-hearted as opposed to heavy-going academics and agendas. The speakers will represent a cross-section of the community and will help to make up a rich and varied programme.

The organisers are inviting applications from members of the general public to speak at next year’s event. Known as Vox Pop talks, these are four different ten-minute slots in which successful applicants will be able to speak about any topics they wish (within particular guidelines), all in keeping with the event’s aim to promote debate and discussion among the local community. These will complement the regular fifteen-minute slots for invited speakers, the short-list for which has already been finalised. 

There are a number of different ways in which prospective speakers can express their interest and apply for these slots:

 

  1. E-mail the organisers at gibtalks@hotmail.com
  2. Contact us on Facebook via the GibTalks event page
  3. Contact us on Twitter @gib_talks
  4. Leave your name with the Events Department at the Gibraltar Cultural Services, John Mackintosh Hal

Applications will close on Monday 5th December 2016, after which a draw will be held to randomly allocate the four slots. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly thereafter with conditions and guidelines for their participation.
 

Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside teacher and playwright Julian Felice, will be holding a conference event on Saturday 11th February 2017 at the John Mackintosh Hall. Gib Talks will see a range of local speakers who will deliver fifteen-minute talks on a broad spectrum of subjects with the aim of focusing on the anecdotal, the personal and the light-hearted. The schedule for the event is as follows:

10:00 – 10:15 Julian Felice – Let Me Tell You A Story

10:20 – 10:35 Samantha Barrass – My Secret Life as an Amateur Thespian and Theatre Impresario

10:40 – 10:55 Tito Vallejo – Jebel Tarik

11:00 – 11:10 VOX POP 1 – Manar Ben Tahayekt – Living With A Disability

11:15 – 11:30 Henry & Priscilla Sacramento – Making It Work

11:35 – 11:50 Karl Ullger – To What Extent Can You Learn To Be Creative?

11:55 – 12:05 VOX POP 2 – Sean Vincent Acris – Pride, Not Prejudice

12:10 – 12:25 Georgina Cassar – From Rock to Rings: My Olympic Journey

12:30 – 12:45 Sir Peter Caruana QC

LUNCH

14:00 – 14:15 Danny Freyone – The Imperceptible

14:20 – 14:35 Stefano Blanco Sciacaluga – Much Ado About Happiness

14:40 – 14:55 Jonathan Teuma – Optimizing Yanito

15:00 – 15:10 VOX POP 3 – Rob Chandler – The White Poppy

15:15 – 15:30 Kaoula El Andaloussi – My Hijab

15:35 – 15:50 Paulette Finlayson – You Are Not Good At English

15:55 – 16:05 VOX POP 4 – Aidan Cleverly – Why Do Today What You Can Put Off Until Tomorrow 

16:10 – 16:25 Paul Lyon – An Adopted Gibraltarian

16:30 – 16:45 Dan Teuma – Life on the Front Line of the Refugee Crisis in Europe

16:50 – 17:05 Krishaan Khubchand – What’s Next for Gibraltar?

 

For any interviews please call Julian Felice on mobile 54013304