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Following the success of their first two events, the Good For Nothing guys in Sydney will be running their 3rd gig on Saturday the 1st of August.

In true Good For Nothing fashion the event invites people from the creative marketing and interactive industries to donate their time and skills to help Our Stories; a Sydney-based social enterprise that works to improve the wellbeing of people in aged care facilities by helping them to capture and share their life’s story.

Our Stories is currently founded by the AMP Tomorrow Makers Awards and was awarded with the 2015 Community Program ... 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

As a valued TEDxSydney subscriber, The Sydney Opera House is offering you priority access to this year’s FODI tickets.

Back for its 7th year the Festival of Dangerous Ideas brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.

With a line-up that includes speakers such as Tariq Ali, Naomi Klein, Gabriella Coleman, Sarai Walker, AC Grayling, Dr Marc Lewis, Paul Krugman, Laurie Penny, Jon Ronson, Eric Schlosser and Gideon Raff, you won’t want to miss out!

Click HERE to take advantage before ... See More

As the American Supreme court ruled same sex marriage legal in every state last month, many of us took a moment to celebrate how far we have come in the fight for marriage equality, and also on how far we still need to go. These TED and TEDx talks tell different stories of our struggles and our successes in our steps toward equality and the right we all have to be and to love whomever we choose. 

LZ Granderson: The Myth of the Gay Agenda 

With equal measures of good humour and good sense, LZ Granderson (pictured) takes apart ... See More


Featuring: ROBOTS // CLIMATE CHANGE // ANONYMOUS // CYBERSEXISM // BIG SUGAR // DRUGS // ADDICTION // EUTHANASIA // CENSORSHIP // INCARCERATION #‎FODI presents thinkers and culture creators from around the world to discuss and debate some of the most important issues of our time. Full line-up and info  HERE   The Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015 is made up of solo sessions and panels featuring speakers such as Tariq Ali, Naomi Klein, Gabriella Coleman, Sarai Walker, AC Grayling, Dr Marc Lewis, Paul Krugman, Laurie Penny, Jon Ronson, Eric Schlosser and Gideon Raff, exploring themes ... See More

Do you wonder what kind of environment helps to cultivate ideas worth spreading? Where the team who curate, collaborate and co-ordinate one of the most impressive events that Sydney experiences each year actually work, meet and socialise? And wouldn’t you love to be part of the action? 

Thanks to TEDxSydney’s partnership with Work Club, now you can. 

In the run up to and for the duration the recent 2015 event, the TEDx team who made it all happen were located at Sydney’s Work Club, an enlightened co-working space that actively encourages alchemy between its diverse member base. 

Individuals and team members, as ... See More

Before he became Zak Ebrahim, the shy son of an Egyptian migrant and a Pittsburg native had an altogether different name. It was one that inspired fear in some, disgust in others, and in a small minority, it inspired adulation. He was born Abdulaziz El Sayed Nosair. 

The young American’s life changed for ever the night that his father, El-Sayyid Nosair, shot and subsequently killed a radical Rabbi at a New York hotel. From his prison cell where he was serving time not for murder but for criminal possession of a weapon, assault and coercion, he plotted the bombing of ... See More

TEDxSydney 2015 happened on Thursday, 21 May at the Sydney Opera House. For the first time, we took over all the spaces at the Opera House for a spectacular day of Ideas Worth Spreading.

The Concert Hall was at capacity, with 2300 in the live audience, with the other spaces enjoying full simulcast with their own exclusive content. Added to the full day’s program of talks, film and live performance was the extraordinary Rebel Food initiative from team food. Result? TEDxHausted. 

Session One: Hope

After percussion and dance ensemble Chi Udaka got our heart rates up with their drumming, the first talk ... See More

On 21 May, TEDxSydney launched Stella’s Challenge, a project designed to continue the great work of Stella Young, as brilliantly articulated in her TEDxSydney talk from 2014.

We launched this project with the support of the Young family, and after consulting with organisations, and individuals with disabilities. Since then, we have received significant feedback from the disability community, which we have taken on board. 

After further discussion with the Young family, we have decided to remove Stella’s name from this project. The community is still grieving Stella’s tragic death, and we recognise that it is too soon to be ... See More

In 2014, we broke new ground with an event app that let you tag your favourite moments from the day and keep them forever. This year, we've added a raft of new features based on community feedback.

Now you can easily connect with people who like similar content, and ‘discover’ new members of the community who share the same ‘interests’ and ‘industries’.

With new messaging functionality built into the App you can reach out to your fellow attendees with ease.

The App is a great way to relive memorable moments through out the year, thanks to our video streaming partner ... See More

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