≪Ocean : Inspire≫

Inspiring People to Take Action for Exponential Impact on Ocean Sustainability

About Us

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCowes, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCowes event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

What is TEDxCowes?

TEDxCowes is a combination of Live and online events in Cowes, around the Solent and globally, to inspire people take action for Ocean Sustainability. Cowes is the natural place for it, as ‘The Yachting Capital of the World.’

Why «Ocean : Inspire»?

We want to inspire people, leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and companies, to find their own way to multiply exponentially their impact on Ocean Sustainability, with examples of people who successfully managed to have a multiplicative effect and leave a mark.

Join Us!

Support the Event

Donate to support TEDxCowes if you are passionate of Ocean and Sustainability and want to make a difference. TEDxCowes aims to inspire thousands of people thanks to the talks of 7 great speakers amplified on the global stage of the TED platform.


Get Your Ticket

If you want to be part of the action at TEDxCowes on 4th November, donate to support the event and get your ticket as a perk. Choose between 3 levels of perks: admission ticket, +dinner with the speakers, +seat at the speakers table (limited quantities available)

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Watch the Streaming

You cannot attend the event yet you want to watch the speakers live? Donate any amount (even £1 counts!) and get to watch the event live streaming from 1pm to 6pm GMT on 4th November.


Our Speakers

Kika Mevs

Kika Mevs

Living a minimalist life on the Ocean

Kika Mevs, and her fiancé Dan Deckert, have been living on the ocean for the past 7 years on their small electric sailboat UMA. Powered by the sun, wind, and water, they travel the world, using their skills and experience to test and develop new solutions to live sustainably and travel indefinitely.

Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt

Subsea Engineer and Diving Expedition Leader

An expert in subsea engineering and marine renewables with almost 25 years experience and 30 years of diving. He wants to ‘engineer a sustainable future’ to tackle the challenge of climate change and ‘turn the Solent blue’.

Elizabeth Bachrad

Elizabeth Bachrad

Health Care Design Strategist

Trained in Behaviour Science & Systems Thinking, Elizabeth works with organisational leaders across business, education and community health initiatives to create thriving ecosystems through sustainable design and impact innovation in health and social development.

Rolf-Ørjan Høgset

Rolf-Ørjan Høgset

Team Leader / skipper / founder In The Same Boat

Career in technology and communication, founded several businesses in the maritime sector and marketing industry, including being recognized as a commercial photographer and film producer, but changed side to environmental work 5 years ago, founded In The Same Boat and became a full time beach cleaner.

Gavin Allwright

Gavin Allwright

Secretary General of the International Windship Association (IWSA)

Leading expert on the development and deployment of wind-assist and primary wind propulsion systems for commercial shipping worldwide.

Joshua Spodek

Joshua Spodek

Author and Host, This Sustainable Life

Joshua Spodek PhD MBA hosts the award-winning This Sustainable Life podcast, #1 bestselling author of Initiative and Leadership Step by Step, professor at NYU, and leadership coach.

Vincent Doumeizel

Vincent Doumeizel

Senior Advisor United Nations Global Compact / Food Programme Director Lloyd’s Register Foundation

With 20 years experience in the Food Industry, Vincent led and released the “Seaweed Manifesto” in a call to scale up the seaweed industry in order to address some of the world most important challenges.

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Contact Details

Island Sailing Club, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
Phone: +44 (0)747 208 1999
Email: xCowes@gmail.com