The famous red TED dot was centre stage in the Ardhowen Theatre recently when local woman Emma Weaver brought TEDx to Enniskillen.

TED – Technology, Entertainment, and Design – talks originated in California in the mid 1980s, and have since gone on to become a global phenomena, with TED talks seeing leaders, innovators, thinkers and creative talents from all walks of life deliver talks on a dizzying range of topics.

The TEDx talks are a direct offshoot from the main TED talks, providing another avenue for innovative talk and analysis to be presented.

The Fermanagh event on June 9 was a sold-out event, with the event welcoming 18 new TEDx speakers to deliver their insight and expertise in a number of areas.

TEDx licence holder and curator of TEDxEnniskillen, Emma said: "The day could not have gone better."

She commended everyone involved, especially her team – Geraldine Mc Grath, Lilian Rosborough, Louise Brady and Charlie O'Connor – and the ladies from support2gether, who came from Omagh to help on the day.

Emma continued: "The energy on the day brought a special presence to the event, and in true TEDx style all attendees experienced something special, and left a little different from when they came in.

"The amazing Sarah Travers was host on the day, which brought some finesse to the event."

Thanking those who had been instrumental in supporting the event, Emma said: " A special thanks goes to to Balcas, Enniskillen BID, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, TARASIS, Weaver Contract Cleaning and Brady Bike Spares for the ongoing support, especially from the start.

"What next for TEDx Enniskillen? Watch this space – the red dot will be dusted off once again, and more TED magic will happen in Enniskillen."