Ex-Love Islander Montana Brown to give TED talk at Warwick

She intends to raise awareness about social media and mental health

Former Love Island contestant Montana Brown is scheduled to be a speaker at TEDxWarwick, an event that will take place at the university’s Butterworth Hall on Saturday the 29th of February.

The event will run from 10am to 6pm and will be focused around the theme “creativity within crisis.”

The TEDxWarwick event’s page outlines the theme by saying: “Understandably, anxieties concerning the welfare of our planet feel as if they are at an all time high.

“What is the answer? Creativity. Innovation. Creation. The crises shaping our society have served to spur on so many young and impassioned individuals to seek a solution and encourage change in so many aspects of life.

“TEDxWarwick believes that it is creative resolve and dedicated perseverance in the face of adversity that will aid humanity as we enter a fraught new decade.”

On the TEDxWarwick website, it states that Montana Brown is determined “to use her platform at TEDxWarwick to raise awareness around the colossal impact that social media can have upon our escalating mental health crisis, and speak out about the weight of scrutiny and judgement that many celebrities are placed under

“Her message is fitting for a time when the media plays a more dominant role in our society than ever before.”

TEDxWarwick will include talks on technology, business and sciences and the experiences of the speakers.

Each time the event has hosted over 12000 attendees, making it not only one of the largest largest conferences in the region but also “the largest-run TEDx event in Europe, and one of the largest TEDx events in the world.

The speakers will also include one half of the music duo Chase and Status, Will “Status” Kennard, former professional cyclist and former Tour de France winner David Millar, model and Victoria Secret’s Angel Leomie Anderson, Deepmind Research scientist Ali Eslami, Tortoise Media partner and editor Chris Cook, YouTube educator Oliver Thorn and the first openly gay British Rugby League player, Keegan Hirst.

Featured image via Instagram (@montanarosebrown1)