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Have you ever dreamt of premiering your film at the iconic Sydney Opera House? We’re looking for brilliant creatives to develop short films for TEDxSydney 2016.

Your film should make us think, provoke us, make us laugh, or show us a view of the world we’d never usually see - just as TEDxSydney talks do. Films should be a short and snappy 1-2 minutes in length.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen by a like-minded, connected and creative international community. Not only are TEDxSydney films viewed by a live audience of more than 2,700 in the Sydney ... See More

The 7th annual TEDxSydney will be held within the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House on:

Wednesday 25 May 2016

This will also be the date for TEDxYouth@Sydney at the Sydney Opera House.

Applications to attend both events will be accepted by our website from Monday 15 February 2016.

Please add both dates to your calendars so you don't miss out.

We're excited by what's cooking for TEDxSydney 2016 ... and we look forward to sharing more of our plans over the next few months!

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TEDxSydney licensee Remo Giuffré delivered keynote talks at the end of August at both Wired for Wonder events in Sydney and Melbourne.

As a serial founder and brand builder (REMO General Store, General Thinking, TEDxSydney and Bondi Fresh Daily), Remo has experienced both great success and brilliant failure.

What he has learned about innovation and creativity, he has learned at the customer and member coalface. Remo’s talks listed 10 things that he has learned or observations that he has made in his travels thus far. The talks were well received, and almost 500 copies of his book General Thinker found good homes for themselves post the events.

Glasses were raised and so were the standards for education as 20 academics from the University of Sydney took to 20 local watering holes around our city as part of Raising the Bar earlier this week.


The inaugural Sydney event saw academics sharing their knowledge on topics as diverse as research into medicinal cannabinoids, why Muslim women wear the veil, getting into the housing market, and quantum physics.

“A beer and a genius explaining quantum physics. What better nerds night out? I’m looking forward to listening to the podcasts from the other bars,” said Edwina Throsby, TEDxSydney ... See More

Join Brigid Delaney to unwind, learn and discover your inner writer at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival from 27 October through to 1 November 2015. 

Get your creative writing juices flowing at this special writers and book lovers retreat and course. You will attend the renowned Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, special VIP writer events as well as having plenty of structured writing time and tutorials with Brigid Delaney, published author and Guardian Features Editor.

Book here now - there are only a few spots left on this intimate and unique course.


The Chaser is pleased to announce event producer Giant Dwarf is partnering with ARTICLE 19, the global freedom of expression/information charity, in presenting The 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture and dinner which it will host at Sydney Town Hall on Monday 9 November 2015.

TEDxSydney has reserved a table at this much-anticipated event, and we'd love you to join us.

For over four decades The 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture has been the nation’s most respected and prestigious Chaser Lecture, following in the tradition of the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, the A.N. Smith Lecture in Journalism and the Bronwyn Bishop ... See More

You expect a crush around the food tables at lunchtime at TEDxSydney and you expect to have to wait in line. But in 2015, there was an added frisson as attendees joined the lunch queue.

The word that the menu would be different and unusual – in the context of the theme of Rebel Food and culture of lunch in the location and time we live in – had gotten out and people were prepared for the worst.

Imagination is a powerful thing and the people who really were thinking the worst were in for a pleasant surprise. Others seemed bewildered. ... See More

Inspired by his 2014 TED Talk, architect Marc Kushner has published a little book powered by a big idea: That everyone loves architecture, even if they’re not aware of it. He believes modernity and media enable us all to shape our environments in ways never before available to us. And a great example of this is the buildings we see every day. 

Some of these are fairly unusual, as the 100 buildings in 100 Buildings demonstrates. Posed as 100 curious questions with 100 different buildings as answers, he asks everything from “Can you live on a rock?” (Tiny ... See More

By the end of Thursday 21 May, 2015 the Post-it® Wall in the Northern Foyer of the Sydney Opera House was covered with questions, comments and insights from the attendees. A colourful and exciting wall of inspiration and collaboration! So, we gave the speakers an opportunity to respond to these questions and insights, thereby ‘closing the loop’ for the attendees. Here, Susan Butler answers questions from the TEDxSydney community. 

What is the longest word in the dictionary?

In the Macquarie Dictionary, for items of general vocabulary it is floccinaucinihilipilification. For encyclopedic entries, it is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a village in Wales. Of course the ... See More

TED Fellows ambassador Tom Rielly took to the Concert Hall stage at the Sydney Opera House at TEDxSydney 2015 to tell us about TED Fellows and to encourage more Australians to apply to be a part of this extraordinary program. 

Part of the deal if you’re one of the small number of people chosen annually to join the TED Fellows program is you deliver a talk on the main stage at TED. AT TED2015 we met a large handful of this year’s TED Fellows and learned a whole lot more about their work. 

Included in the class of 2015 ... See More

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