TEDxWandsworth is organised and run by enthusiastic volunteers who believe in the TED mission of "ideas worth spreading".
Kalpana (Kay) Chauhan
Kay is a Freelance PR and Media Consultant for SMART PR Training and Consultancy. She works mostly with not-for-profits and small business owners.
Kay started out as a journalist working in Asian newspapers and moved on to national titles including the Guardian and Sunday Times, and short sub-editing stints at the Sun and Daily Mail. With over 10 years experience working in print she moved to broadcast in 2014; her last gig was as a business correspondent and news presenter at volunteer community radio station Wandsworth Radio.
Kay lives in Putney and loves walking along the river towpath and meeting funny dogs and their owners. She's also a great fan of pub quizzes; specialist subject news and current affairs, and when time allows taking photographs with her Canon 400d.
Amman has an MA in Screenwriting from Bournemouth University and is passionate about storytelling in all its forms from various cultures. He is happiest with his backpack on long-walks and travelling the globe. After a five month hiatus from work at an international mobile phone carrier, Amman travelled throughout India, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam amassing many stories and is poised to write his masterpiece, until, that is, he decided to bring the power of TED talks to his borough by organising TEDxWandsworth.
Andrew is a Programme Managing Business Consultant who comes with over 10 years’ experience working across large and small transformational programmes, in public and private sectors, both abroad and within the UK.
Irish made, Balham dwelling, list maker extraordinaire.
Free time coffee lover, guitar playing, explorer.
Laz is a Digital Marketing Director with over 10 years’ experience across various sectors in B2B and B2C industry, defining & driving digital strategy on both agency and client-side players.
He began his career in 2005 running his own online newspaper in his native country of Greece and he regularly speaks on digital marketing, new web technologies and innovation at conferences such as Marketing Sherpa, Internet Marketing Summit and Information Industry Network.
Educated in Greek and UK universities, Laz has degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering.
He joined TEDxWandsworth in 2016 and his role is to manage the social media and digital channels of the event, in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. Based in Wandsworth, he loves riverside lifestyle, Italian restaurants and planning the next adventure.
Brera Academy of Fine Arts Set Design graduate and intern for La Scala in Milan. Roberta has worked as a set designer for a large number of international productions, ranging from 2011 Amazonas Opera Festival, Brazil, with "Suor Angelica" by Puccini; in Italy "Siddhartha the Musical" and in London she signed "Henry V" by Shakespeare, "Private Lives" by N. Coward, "Are you Awake?" by Sofia Moura and "Mental Play" by Tamsin Flower and Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Rosy Edwards is an author and journalist from London. Her first book, Confessions of a Tinderella , published by Penguin Random House, is a laugh-out-loud memoir about her experience of dating on Tinder. Since its release in May 2015 it has been published in four countries and translated into three languages.
Rosy is also the author of the Life on the List blog which details her experience of kidney failure, dialysis and a life-changing transplant. Darkly funny and searingly honest, it is recommended reading for dialysis patients as far away as Australia.
Having previously worked in PR and teaching, Rosy spends her 9-5 as a freelance journalist, writing for print and online publications such as metro.co.uk and Little London, and she is the co-founder of The Riff Raff, an exciting new writers’ community that champions debut authors.
In her down time Rosy is training for a half marathon and writing a second book. She lives with her boyfriend in Balham.
Jackie Bennion is a digital producer and editor living in South West London.
She spent many glorious years in California working on current affairs documentaries for US public television, and cofounded a digital media company in San Francisco for adventure travellers, thankfully involving a few adventures of her own.
She has a passion for long form storytelling, and working with fun creative collaborative teams to bring good ideas into action.
Since moving back to London, she’s become entirely too familiar with her local polling station, and often spotted dog walking or jogging very slowly around Wandsworth Common.
Joanna Goble is the Audience Engagement manager for TEDxWandsworth.
As a newly qualified yoga teacher, Joanna is soon to undertake a teaching course in Mindfulness and brings her passion for health and well-being to the role.
Her varied career includes video production, filming, editing and casting (she has appeared as an extra more times then she ever hoped!) as well as corporate positions where she honed her organisational and event skills.
Joanna brings skill and enthusiasm to the TEDxWandsworth team and she is looking forward to meeting all of 2017’s attendees.
Jennifer is a volunteer helping to co-ordinate the event day.
Jennifer was born and raised in Derby, studied Fashion design at Leeds University, then moved to London where she's been for the 12 years.
She works as a freelance writer, editor and social media manager for a company called Eat Wandsworth, helping to support small independent businesses by encouraging local residents to stay and spend their money locally.
On the weekend, you’ll find Jennifer at the local Tooting brewery – By The Horns. She has a love for beer and brewing and her dream is to one day brew her own beer, if anyone has any ideas for a name – let her know!
Jennifer is passionate about helping and contributing to the community.