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TEDxSydney 2011

Date:
28 May 2011

Venue:
Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh NSW 2016

TEDxSydney 2011 featured a selection of Australia’s leading visionaries, storytellers & performers showcasing their Ideas Worth Spreading LIVE … as well as online via YouTube to the world at large. Everyone involved in TEDxSydney 2011 (live theatre participants, simulcast watchers in the Carriageworks foyer, and remotely-located webstream viewers) were encouraged to discuss the ideas and themes that develop throughout the day.

There were 5 types of participation:

1. 800 VIEWED the day LIVE as members of the Bay 17 Audience
2. 1,500 ATTENDED the TEDxSydney simulcast Forum at the Carriageworks venue
3. 48,000 WATCHED TEDxSydney Live on YouTube from 8:30AM to 6:30PM
4. MANY HOSTED their own TEDxSydney Satellite Events or Viewing Parties
5. 80,000+ LISTENED to ABC Radio National on the day, broadcasting from Carriageworks

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2011

Performance

Ben Walsh: The Wheel of Drums

Ben Walsh's diverse percussion and drumming skills have made him a fixture at festivals around the world. Here, he tells us a little of his story and proceeds to...

Performance

Daniel Johns & Josh Wakely

An insight into Josh and Daniel's collaborative process on a new film, featuring the first public performances of some of the songs written for it. Daniel Johns is...

Performance

The Glamma Rays

The Glamma Rays are: Jodi Phillis, Genevieve Davis, Malika Elizabeth & Tiffany Sinton. Jodi is a singer/songwriter, composer and arranger who cut her teeth as the front...

Performance

Tjupurru: Didjeribone Performance

A proud descendant of the Djabera Djabera of Western Australia's Kimberley area, Tjuppuru plays a unique slide didjeridu, the Didjeribone, through a seismic transducer and a range of electronic...

Performance

Synergy: Percussion Ensemble

Synergy is a world of sound with percussion at its heart. The group continues a journey which began 35 years ago, touching audiences with the beauty and expressive diversity...

Performance

The Lost Thing

2010 was a bumper year for Australian cinema. Yet no Australian film performed as consistently and as spectacularly as "The Lost Thing", winning over both audiences and juries worldwide....

Performance

Paul Kelly: How to Make Gravy

Paul Kelly is one of the most significant singer/songwriters in Australia. Here's his solo rendition of one of his best-loved songs, chosen as the final performance of TEDxSydney 2011....

Performance

Shenzo: The Flying Violinist

Shenzo turned the violin world literally upside down when he became the first violinist to play upside down and fly through the air. This unusual combination of...

Talk

Wrapping the Day

At TEDxSydney 2010, organising committee member Julian Morrow delivered a hilarious summary of the day's talk topics, speakers and performances, all written and rehearsed during the course of the...

Talk

Astonishing Molecular Machines

Drew Berry is a biomedical animator whose scientifically accurate and aesthetically rich visualisations reveal the microscopic world inside our bodies to a wide range of audiences. His...

Talk

Transformation by Poetry

Johanna established The Red Room Company in 2003. Her poetry has featured in journals such as Quadrant, and the Best Australian Poems. Her chapbook Felt was published in 2010,...

Talk

The Extended Mind

David Chalmers is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. Chalmers is interested in the relationship between mind, brain and...

Talk

The Value of Boredom

Recently named one of the top 50 most creative people in Business (Fast Company), Genevieve Bell is an Intel Fellow and director of the Interaction and Experience Research Group...

Talk

Welcome to Country 2011

The Welcome to Country ceremony has become a frequent way to open events in Australia. It acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and welcomes the event participants.

Talk

Talking to the Hand

TED regular Rives brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'beat poet' (and also the phrase 'right hand man') in this poetic, musical story from TEDxSydney 2011. ...

Talk

Chris Anderson of TED interviewed by Fairfax Media May 2011

Fairfax Media's Tim Dick interviews TED's Chris Anderson about why and how TED and TEDx are becoming such a powerful mechanism for change.

Talk

Reviving Waste

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla is the leader of research into Sustainable Materials as the Director of Sustainable Materials Research & Technology (SMaRT@UNSW) at the University of New South Wales....

Talk

What is Theatre Capable Of?

Theatre director Simon Stone deconstructs some of the common visual and audio tricks of modern theatre in this first-ever performance utilising a cast of first-time volunteer actors recruited in...

Talk

Living in the Future

Inventor, scientist and entrepreneur Saul Griffiths, on how we can make the future awesome through better engineering (and a bit of imagination).

Talk

Voices from Beneath

Grace Karskens is a historian, writer and teacher. She is a leading authority on early colonial Australia and also works in environmental and urban history, historical archaeology, heritage and...

Talk

The Bird Whisperer

Josh Cook is a 34 year old self taught avian behaviourist, specialising in the art of free flight, a relatively new concept within aviculture and companion bird ownership.

Talk

Starve to Survive

Katherine Samaras is a senior staff specialist in endocrinology and metabolism at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and group leader in Clinical Diabetes and Obesity at the Garvan Institute...

Talk

The Human Variome Project

Richard Cotton has always been interested in the biochemical genetics of human disease and has recently focussed on mutation. He is particularly interested in improving mutation detection technologies...

Talk

The Value of Music Education

Music educator Richard Gill argues the case for igniting the imagination through music and for making our own music. In this talk, he leads the TEDxSydney audience through some...

Talk

TEDxSydney – Kerrie Noonan – My Friend Jude

Leading up to TEDxSydney 2011 we asked members of our community to give us a three minute talk on an "Idea Worth Spreading". Kerrie Noonan shares a personal and...

Talk

Culture Shift Through Design

Alexander Lotersztain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. He graduated from Design at Griffith University QCA in 2000. He is director of Derlot Pty. Ltd., a multi-disciplinary studio...

Talk

Rima Najm: Inspired by Injustice

Leading up to TEDxSydney 2011 we asked members of our community to give us a three minute talk on an "Idea Worth Spreading". In this performance, Australian poet Rima Najm...

Talk

Consciousness Philosopher David Chalmers

This video was made to track the journey of one of our TEDxSydney 2011 speakers. David Chalmers is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at...

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2011

Performer

Daniel Johns

... in collaboration with Josh Wakely

Speaker

Saul Griffith

Inventor

Performer

The Glamma Rays

Four Part Vocal Group

Speaker

Richard Gill

Conductor & Educator

Speaker

Bryan Gaensler

Astronomer

Speaker

Johanna Featherstone

Poetry Advocate

Speaker

Richard Cotton

Geneticist

Speaker

Josh Cook

Bird Behaviourist

Speaker

David Chalmers

Consciousness Philosopher

Speaker

Drew Berry

Biomedical Animator

Speaker

Genevieve Bell

Corporate Anthropologist

Performer

Michael Yezerski

Composer

Performer

Ben Walsh

Percussionist

Performer, Speaker

Josh Wakely

... in collaboration with Daniel Johns

Performer

Tjupurru

One Man Band

Performer

Synergy

Percussion Ensemble

Speaker

Simon Stone

Writer, Director & Actor

Speaker

Katharine Samaras

Endocrinologist

Speaker

Veena Sahajwalla

Sustainability Scientist

Performer, Speaker

Rives

Performance Poet

Speaker

Alexander Lotersztain

Designer

Performer

The Lost Thing

Exclusive Live Performance

Performer

Paul Kelly

Singer & Songwriter

Speaker

Grace Karskens

Historian