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UTV: Lightbody To Speak On Future Of NI

57Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody will share his ideas for the future of Northern Ireland during a speech at the TEDxStormont event later.

He’s one of 20 high profile individuals and performers taking to the stage on Thursday for the local version of the internationally-renowned TED live speaker event.

The theme is imagining the kind of future people in NI and beyond could have together as a society, almost 15 years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

Over 200 guests are expected to turn out in Parliament Buildings later for the conference, which will also be live-streamed online.

Some of the other speakers include Kate Carroll, the widow of murdered Constable Stephen Carroll, The Apprentice finalist Jim Eastwood, local actor and comedian Tim McGarry and the First and deputy First Ministers, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.

TED describes itself as “a non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.”

It started as a four day conference in California over 25 years ago, but has since grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.

The event will run from 9am to 5pm at the Great Hall in Stormont.

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