About TEDxSydne, TED Talks In Sydney

About TEDxSydney

TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world.


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

Evolving out of the success of TED, the TEDx initiative was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.


Our History

TEDxSydney is an independently organised event licensed from TED by longtime TEDster, Remo Giuffré (REMO General Store, General Thinking network) and run by the TEDxSydney organising team, our volunteers, directors and founder. This group began the current iteration of TEDxSydney at Carriageworks in 2010, with a single day of ideas and performances. After another two great Carriageworks events, TEDxSydney moved to the Sydney Opera House where it remained for four years.  In 2017, TEDxSydney moved into another phase of growth, holding its flagship event at ICC Sydney, allowing us to welcome record numbers of attendees into our TEDxSydney community. In 2020 and 2021 TEDxSydney hosted innovative and ground-breaking online event experiences during the COVID pandemic. TEDxSydney re-emerged in 2022 as a prominent live event at the Sydney Town Hall and held the most recent flagship event at the Hordern Pavilion in 2023.

TEDxSydney Today

For almost 15 years, TEDxSydney has served the community by delivering on its mission to provide a high quality and global platform for Australian stories, creativity and innovation. Over these years, TEDxSydney has become Australia’s leading ideas forum, and the world’s “gold standard” TEDx event, and has produced over 700 talks and performances that have been viewed almost 250 million times by people worldwide.

We aim to create and foster a sense of community amongst the people and organisations who have gathered (and continue to gather) around our events; and to provide a cultural focus and impetus for conversation and debate.

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