TEDxWhitehall brought together over 180 researchers, civil servants, policy makers and others from 46 individual institutions. The day included live speakers and performances, a selection of TEDx and Royal Society videos, as well as an art exhibition. TEDxWhitehall’s theme was inspired by the Society’s Changing Expectations project, which is part of the ambitious Research culture programme. It succeeded in meeting TEDx aims to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, and in provoking conversations that matter around the theme of Changing Expectations. Audience members came away having made new connections both within their work and with each other.
The day concluded with a celebration of the launch of Research culture: embedding inclusive excellence, a document which captures the insights and ideas generated through these workshops as part of a national conversation. This document will be the foundation upon which the Research culture programme will build, leading up to a landmark conference in autumn 2018.