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TEDxSydney 2016

Date:
25 May 2016

Venue:
Sydney Opera House
1 Bennelong Point
Sydney NSW 2000

TEDxSydney is the leading platform and pipeline for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world. The 7th annual TEDxSydney event took place within the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

As with previous TEDxSydney events, the full day of programming blended brand new talks from a fascinating range of speakers, unique live performances and a special film programFind out more about all of our 2016 speakers and performers here.

In addition to 2,500 attendees in the Concert Hall, over 23,000 people watched the livestream of the event at one of over 280 free satellite events. The TEDxSydney Satellites program launched in 2013 and 75,000 people have participated in the program, both here in Australia and all over the world.  Visit our Satellites page for more details.

For those aged 16-26, our TEDxYouth@Sydney event was staged simultaneously at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

 


WATCH TEDxSydney 2016

2016 TEDxSydney Talks: Videos of all the TEDxSydney 2016 talks are now available below.

Livestream ArchiveThe livestream was a special live broadcast of the main TEDxSydney event, hosted by Fenella Kernebone and featuring talks from the main stage interspersed with exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, archive talks and catchup presentations of selected talks from TEDxYouth@Sydney.

2016 Meet The Speaker Series: Short preview films featuring many of our speakers.

Photo Archive: View of our 2016 photo archive on Flickr.

 


Photo: Tara Winkler, TEDxSydney 2016 by Gary Compton

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2016

Talk

Identity In The Face Of Terror | Gill Hicks

Gill Hicks’ story is one of compassion and humanity, emerging from the ashes of chaos and hate. Gill shot to international prominence in the worst possible way, as a...

Talk

An Australian Initiative to Help Save the Rhino | Ray Dearlove

The current biodiversity crisis is sometimes described as the Holocene Extinction or the sixth extinction. By some scientific estimates, 140,000 species are lost every year. Can one person save...

Talk

How to Engage with Ethical Fashion | Clara Vuletich

What do you know about the clothes in your wardrobe? About the clothes that you’re wearing right now? Clara Vuletich works with some of the biggest brands in the...

Talk

Radical Design For Environmental Health | Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist, engineer, inventor and academic. She’s never subscribed to the idea that art and science don’t mix. Her many extraordinary experiments have a serious intent...

Talk

We’re Doing Dying All Wrong | Ken Hillman

As a world leader in managing the care of very sick people, Ken Hillman’s breakthrough methods of treating critically ill patients have become the gold standard in Australia, the...

Talk

Tackling The Boy Crisis | Michael Kimmel

In the world of gender studies, Michael Kimmel is what you might describe as an early adopter. He has spent much of the last forty years calling himself a...

Talk

Lazy and Outraged? Don’t Take It Personally | Cathy Wilcox

As an award winning satirical cartoonist Kathy Wilcox is a master of making big, biting satirical statements in modest little spaces, utilizing her vantage point of being published in...

Talk

Finding Hope in Hopelessness | Peta Murchison

We like to think that we are one in a million, but what happens when that’s exactly the news that you don’t want to hear? Peta’s extraordinary story and...

Talk

Your Brain Is A Remote Control | Karen Palmer

Interactive filmmaker Karen Palmer is part of a growing creative movement that seeks to empower game players through radical new approaches to technology and storytelling. To further this endeavour,...

Talk

Building the Quantum Future | Michael Biercuk

Modern information technology gives us extraordinary power, but the way we build the underlying hardware has barely changed over the past century. What if instead of continuing along a...

Talk

Technology Is Reinventing Humanity | Jordan Nguyen

As advances in augmented and virtual technology reinvent our relationship with ‘reality’, we are continually confronted with ever-more complex ethical and philosophical dilemmas. Making virtual interactive copies of human...

Talk

We Are All Gamblers at Heart, But There is Hope | Elise Payzan-LeNestour

Humans are deeply ingrained with the smarts to understand risk, yet we nonetheless take mindless risks all the time. While she was studying at Princeton in 2005, Elise Payzan-LeNestour...

Talk

Hunting With Eagles on the Edge of the World | Palani Mohan

Hong-Kong based photojournalist Palani Mohan spent four years on the edge of the world, photographing the last remaining man who live around the Altai Mountains in North West Mongolia...

Talk

The Fear of Fat – The Real Elephant in the Room | Kelli Jean Drinkwater

We live in a culture where being fat is believed to be universally bad and something to be feared. This fat phobia is keeping many of us, regardless of...

Talk

We Need to End the Era of Orphanages | Tara Winkler

Tara Winkler speaks out against the spread of orphanages in developing countries, caused by the good intentions of foreign donors, and of harm that comes to children when they...

Talk

Fast Ideas 2016 | Hosted By Sinéad McDevitt

Great ideas come to all of us at the strangest of times. Standing in the shower first thing in the morning, gazing out of the window on the commute...

Performance

Live Performance | Kirin J Callinan

Kirin J Callinan has drawn a metophoric career slingshot from critical accliam and celebrity endorsements that right now is armed and aimed high. Starring first in the seminal band Mercy...

Performance

Wild Emotion | Asta with Emma & Missy

Asta is joined onstage by aerial acrobats Emma and Missy. Asta is a Tasmanian native, first lifted from rural obscurity by triple j when they announced her winner of their...

Performance

Live Performance | Bukhchuluun Ganburged

Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Bukhu) is a master student of the Music and Dance Conservatory of Ulaanbaatar. Performing the folk musics of Mongolia, and exploring the aural dimensions of sounds generated...

Performance

Devil’s Part / Sailboat / Tell Me | All Our Exes Live In Texas

All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part...

Performance

Heartburn / Window Seat | Wafia

Wafia performs Heartburn and Window Seat at TEDxSydney 2016. Netherlands-raised, Australia-based artist Wafia first surfaced on the release of ‘Breathe In’ a collaborative single with Melbourne’s Japanese Wallpaper, which was personally...

Performance

Oceans Of Love / Soccer In Space | Tralala Blip

Tralala Blip are unlike any other electronic outfit you’ve ever heard or seen. At the core is the contribution of the three members with intellectual disabilities. And contribute they...

Performance

Long Loud Hours | Urthboy (feat. Bertie Blackman)

Urthboy performs 'Long Loud Hours' with Bertie Blackman. Urthboy (Tim Levinson) is an award-winning Hip Hop artist from Sydney, who just dropped his fifth studio album ‘The Past Beasts Inside...

Performance

World Record Attempt | Deb ‘Spoons’ Perry

Deb "Spoons" Perry instructs the audience on how to play the spoons and then attempts a Guinness World Record for the largest spoon ensemble to the tune of Paul...

Talk

TEDxSydney 2016 Livestream Archive

On Wednesday 25 May our seventh annual TEDxSydney event took place at Sydney Opera House. The venue was full to the brim with over 4,500 people, with tens of...

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2016

Speaker

Peta Murchison

Speaker

Gill Hicks

Speaker

Ray Dearlove

Speaker

Cathy Wilcox

Speaker

Tara Winkler

Speaker

Karen Palmer

Speaker

Michael Kimmel

Speaker

Ken Hillman

Speaker

Palani Mohan

Speaker

Clara Vuletich

Speaker

Jordan Nguyen

Performer

Kirin J Callinan

Performer

Urthboy

Performer

Asta

Performer

Wafia

Performer

Tralala Blip

Performer

Emma & Missy

Team

Fenella Kernebone

Head of Curation

Gauri Bhalla

People and Culture Lead