We're delighted to announce the date for TEDxSydney 2014 - Saturday 26 April at the Sydney Opera House. The Opera House has signed up as a major partner of the festival for another year, after the successful 2013 event. In 2013 the festival saw attendance more than triple to 2,500 guests with over 30,000 people watching via live stream or by participating in the 70 Satellite events. And, more than 13 million viewed the TEDxSydney talks and content online, with Australia’s iconic beatboxer Tom Thum taking the spot for the most viewed performance, and incidentally, the most viewed TEDx ... See More
TEDxSydney 2014 will be the first year that Edwina Throsby oversees the event’s curatorial process, taking the reins from Janne Ryan, who’s been involved with curating TEDxSydney since our first event in 2010. Edwina’s task includes building and driving the team that delivers the program in 2014.
With a background in documentary making and television production, Edwina is excited about her new role with TEDxSydney (she joined the curatorial team in 2012 and was supervising producer for the 2013 event).
"It’s supremely fun,” she says. “At the moment, everything I come across I am viewing through the prism of whether or ... See More
At TEDxYouth@Sydney 2013, principal partner the University of Sydney invited attendees to share their ideas to spark change. Watch this video to see some of the quirky and creative ideas put forward at the event.
Key members of the TEDxSydney team Remo Giuffre and Jess Scully judged two entries that win a ticket to TEDxSydney 2014. Congratulations to @remonamekdc and @racheldrubz for their ideas, as featured in this image from the day!
You remember Tom Thum from his fabulous TEDxSydney performance ‘Tom Thum: The orchestra in my mouth’?
Well this beat spitting, mind-bending larrikin is taking Sydney Festival by storm January 2014, and this time he is Beating the Habit. After a hugely successful world tour, Tom is back on home soil, and you can join him in the luxurious confines of the Circus Ronaldo Tent in Sydney Festival’s brand new Festival Village in Hyde Park.
Sydney Festival is offering you the chance to win a double pass to catch this virtuoso in action this January. For ... See More
You don’t have to write a speech, stand in front of an audience or do anything particularly amazing to get four issues of Smith Journal delivered straight to your door for free. As a special offer for the TEDxSydney community, simply sign up to the Smith newsletter by 12 December and you’ll go in the draw to win one of five 12 month subscriptions. If you win, you’re guaranteed to get a year’s worth of good conversation. Every issue of Smith is packed with stories about thinkers, adventurers, makers, writers and inventors. And even if you don’t, you’ll still ... See More
Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2013 (Ci2013), to be held from 27-29 November 2013, will see more than 40 leaders, thinkers and innovators gather in Melbourne to share their thoughts, ideas and strategies for succeeding in “the race to the future”.
The event will look at the issues, challenges and opportunities presented in the areas of environment, energy, economy, education, entrepreneurship and ethical leadership, with a view to inspire people, organisations and communities to find innovative and practical ways to create the future they want.
TEDxSydney 2013 was recognised at the Australian Event Awards, held at Doltone House in Sydney on 19 November.
ARIA Catering was awarded a gong for Best Achievement in Catering, for its participation in the unique crowd farming initiative that wowed the audiences back in May 2013; and our partnerships dynamic duo Felicity Fellows and Kate Dezarnaulds took the prize for Best Achievement in Marketing, Communications & Sponsorship for their delivery of a creative and integrated program that aligned the concept of ideas worth spreading to our valued partnerships.
Launch Group were also finalists in the same category for ... See More
As most of Sydney probably enjoyed a lazy sleep-in on a miserable, rainy day, 220 eager Gen-Yers of today and change-makers of tomorrow gathered at Sydney’s MCA on Sunday, 17 November, to be inspired by their peers’ past feats and future plans. Change arises from new ideas that are ‘sparked,’ discussed and implemented, and that’s exactly what TEDxYouth@Sydney was all about. There is no doubt that the passion, creativity, determination, and inspiring ideas that were presented by the speakers to the live and online audience on the day, have set wheels in motion in a cycle ... See More
One of TEDxSydney 2012’s speakers, Associate Professor Angela Moles, recently won the 2013 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year. The prize – which comprised $50,000 and a silver medallion – was awarded to Angela on 30 October for her work in establishing Big Ecology, or the study of ecology at a global level. Much of Angela’s research challenges what she calls “zombie ideas”, or outdated ecological theories that keep “wandering around the world, feasting on the brains of unwitting undergraduates” despite being disproven by data. She gave TEDxSydney audiences a fascinating glimpse into her work with her talk on ... See More
Anyone familiar with the signature bold red letters of the TED brand knows that it has played host to some of the most inspirational, intelligent and intellectually stimulating people you could possibly hope to listen to.
This year’s TEDxYouth@Sydney event promises to stay true to the TED precedent of greatness.
On Sunday, 17 November, 13 speakers, performers and artists are set to present around the theme of this year's global TEDxYouthDay ‘The Spark.’