TEDxSydney News

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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

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

One of the most important parts of TEDxSydney is the conversation that our talks generate, and we very much want you all to be a part of that conversation in words, pictures or video across social media.

We will be active on the day across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and for the first time Periscope! 

Please make sure you are following us to stay up to date with all the exclusive TEDxSydney perspective on the day, chat with us and share your own experience using the hashtags #tedxsydney and if you have loved an idea shared ... See More

Salesforce is very excited to announce that this year’s TEDxSydney will feature for the first time ever, an onsite Social Media Command Centre. Powered by Salesforce's Social Studio, the Command Centre will act as the heartbeat of all social media conversations generated on the day about #TEDxSydney.

It will capture and analyse in real time all of your tweets and posts about the event. We are excited to be able to track and broadcast for the first time the lively, robust and (maybe even controversial) discussions that will be happening online throughout the day. 

The Salesforce Social Media Command Centre will ... See More

We know you’d all love to ask a question of the TEDxSydney speakers and curators. If only they could open the floor up for questions after their talk. 

The University of Sydney is excited to give you that opportunity at their curiosity café this Thursday. 

The University has teamed up with the speakers and their army of experts to get your questions answered. All over a coffee – a curious one if you dare. 

  1. Tweet your question to any TEDxSydney speaker with #curiositycoffee now, during their talk or throughout the day.
  2. Visit the University of Sydney curiosity café in the Southern ... See More

Optus is championing innovation. From encouraging our employees to ‘think outside the box’ through to supporting entrepreneurs taking part in Channel Ten’s Shark Tank, we’re passionate about where innovation will take the world.

We found an unlikely opportunity to confront one of Australia’s most infamous problems through innovation. Australia has four times more fatal shark attacks than any other country. Yet our shark defence methods haven’t changed in over 60 years.

We asked ourselves: could we use the Optus network in an entirely new and innovative way to help protect our beachgoers and also our marine life?

Introducing Clever Buoy. ... See More

Post-it® is proud to partner with TEDxSydney again in 2015 and is very excited to bring you some innovative activations this year. Come visit Post-it® in the Northern Foyer of the Sydney Opera House to inspire your learning while also being entertained!

Xplode learning

On the Northern Foyer Stage we introduce Daniel Kilov, a leading Australian 'Mental Athlete', who will share a fun and interactive demonstration of the ‘loci’ learning technique which is guaranteed to captivate you.

After the demonstration, Daniel will host workshops at the Post-it® Wall. These fun, informative and interactive workshops are designed to help you unlock and maximise ... See More

Sensei (teacher) Nadine Champion, 39, is a martial artist with almost 30 years experience. An undefeated fighter and inspirational teacher, she is dedicated to applying what she has learned in and out of the boxing ring to transform not only people's physical health but the way they think and feel about themselves.

Where do you currently reside? 

Sydney, Australia

What’s your definition of adventure? 

Climbing through the ropes of a boxing ring to fight!

The theme of TEDxSydney 2015 is ‘Learning’. When or where did you learn the most?

I've been lucky enough to spend the past 20 years learning from a Master ... See More

Oscar Schwartz, 26, is a writer and a poet. He is undertaking a PhD that asks whether a computer can write poetry, which led to the development of a Turing Test for poetry. His research and writing concerns the influence of digital technology on culture and human interaction.

Preoccupation

The Internet

Where do you currently reside?

Melbourne, Australia

What’s your definition of adventure?

The unknown

The theme of TEDxSydney 2015 is ‘Learning’. When or where did you learn the most?

Reading in the State Library of Victoria.

What or who inspires you?

It’s always changing. ... See More

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