Five speakers, fifteen minutes each.
These informative and thoughtful series of talks are run throughout quirky venues in London on a monthly basis. Tickets are a reasonable £15-30 for an evening which brilliantly combines entertainment, learning and inspiration.
Similarly to TED, talks cover a wide variety of subject matters, and are given by a wide range of speakers, all who have something important to say. From science and 'how to hack the nervous system' to politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn, to the hilarious How to be a Husband by The Guardian's Tim Dowling, there is something for everyone. Talks are recorded and available online through their website.