INSPIRATIONAL & VISIONARY SPEAKERS
The MacTaggart Lecture has formed the centrepiece of the Festival since 1976. It offers a unique and authoritative platform to help shape debate in the global television industry, alongside over 60 sessions including keynotes, masterclasses and workshops.
Edinburgh is a who’s who of television. Past speakers include: Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, Dennis Potter, Sir David Attenborough, Vince Gilligan, Lionel Shriver, Armando Iannucci, Mike Lombardo, Sharon Horgan, Charlie Brooker, Ricky Gervais, Julie Plec, Michaela Cole, Trey Parker, Whoopi Goldberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Edinburgh speakers provoke, inspire and frequently set the news agenda.