TEDxSydney 2013

Date:
4 May 2016

Venue:
Sydney Opera House Sydney NSW 2000

TEDxSydney 2013 took place on Saturday 4 May 2013 within the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House before a live audience of 2,200. It was also streamed live to a worldwide audience … viewing from home, the workplace or one of many satellite events. As with any TED event, the programming blended talks and performances with interspersed “tasty video bits.”

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2013

Performance

Make You Feel My Love by Darren Percival

A vocal artist of the highest order Mr.Darren Percival takes his live audiences on a ride at every performance. As the runner-up in the 2012 "The Voice", Darren found...

Performance

John Butler & Jeff Lang sing “Seek High”

Performing a song that they wrote especially for TEDxSydney 2013, John Butler and Jeff Lang sing "Seek High". From busking the streets of Western Australia and becoming Australia's...

Performance

“Give or Take” by Joseph & James Tawadros

Joseph and his brother James bring an exciting performing dynamic to the stage, challenging traditional musical forms and pushing boundaries. They have been nominated 9 times consecutively in the...

Performance

Forbidden Fruit by Joseph & James Tawadros

Joseph and his brother James bring an exciting performing dynamic to the stage, challenging traditional musical forms and pushing boundaries. They have been nominated 9 times consecutively in the...

Performance

Violin Solo by Veren Grigorov

Veren began his musical adventure at the age of three; his natural dedication to the violin prompted a life of passionate devotion to his instrument and musical frontiers. The...

Performance

John Butler & Jeff Lang sing “Right Direction”

Performing a song that they wrote especially for TEDxSydney 2013, John Butler and Jeff Lang sing "Heading In The Right Direction". Live in the Concert Hall of the Sydney...

Talk

Chat With Simon Jackman

After his talk on political, statistical analysis in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Dr Simon Jackman talks politics and more with Tim Brunero in The Studio, during TEDxSydney...

Performance

Fibonacci Melody by Greg Sheehan

Greg Sheehan is one of Australia's premier and most innovative percussionists widely regarded internationally as a leader in his field. As a performer, he is significantly represented in the...

Performance

Beatbox Brilliance by Tom Thum

Armed with just a microphone, Tom Thum pushes the limits of the human voice to create incredible soundtracks of impossible beats and phenomenal sounds, with scratched vinyl, the Michael...

Performance

Humiliation by Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke performs her daunting and stirring piece: "Humiliation". Kate Miller-Heidke released her critically-acclaimed 3rd studio album, 'Nightflight' in 2012, debuting at #2 on the ARIA album chart....

Performance

Performance: Ensemble Offspring

Ensemble Offspring: Australia's new music ensemble, dedicated to the performance of innovative music and cross-genre collaborations. The Sydney-based group is committed to a living classical music tradition combining classics...

Performance

The Tiger Inside Will Eat The Child by Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke performs her amazing and thought provoking song: "The Tiger Inside Will Eat The Child". Kate Miller-Heidke released her critically-acclaimed 3rd studio album, 'Nightflight' in 2012, debuting...

Performance

Sarah by Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke performs her haunting piece: "Sarah". Kate Miller-Heidke released her critically-acclaimed 3rd studio album, 'Nightflight' in 2012, debuting at #2 on the ARIA album chart. Her...

Talk

Chat With Lisa Murray

After her talk in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Lisa Murray chats with Tim Brunero about Sydney and archeology.

Talk

Chat With Danny Kennedy

After his amazing Talk on the TEDxSydney 2013 main stage, Danny Kennedy chats with Tim Brunero in The Studio of the Sydney Opera House, about Australia's success in residential...

Talk

Chat With Jennifer Robinson & Benny Wenda

After their standing ovation in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Jennifer Robinson and Benny Wenda have a chat with Tim Brunero in The Studio.

Talk

Chat With Alice Gorman

After her brilliant talk on the main TEDxSydney 2013 stage, Alice Gorman chats with Tim Brunero in The Studio.

Talk

Backstage with Tom Thum

Question: What do you hope people took away from your performance at TEDxSydney? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Talk

Backstage with Omar Musa

Question: What are you hoping the audience took away from your performance today? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Talk

Backstage with Marita Cheng

Question: What did you hope the audience took away from your talk today? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Talk

Backstage with Andrew Parker

Question: What are you hoping people will walk away with after your talk? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Talk

Backstage with George Khut

Question: What do you think TEDxSydney audiences took away today from your speech? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Talk

Backstage with Bill Pritchard

Question: What is global food insecurity and what can we do about it? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Talk

Backstage with Damien Mander

Question: What are you hoping the TEDxSydney audience took away from your talk? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Performance

Bharatanatyam by Rajeswari Sainath

Dancer Rajeswari Sainath's art has been hailed as carrying an 'imaginative splendour that goes beyond technique'. Trained in the purist Pandanallur tradition of Bharatanatyam by Indira Rajan of Chennai,...

Talk

Backstage with Ron McCallum

Question: Why do you think computers have benefitted vision impaired people for so long? Video by Launch Digital Interviewer Libby Jane Charleston

Talk

TEDx Talks Are Easy!

You think giving a TEDx Talk is difficult? Comedian Justine Rogers doesn't think so. Not if you follow her simple 6 point plan. Justine Rogers is also an academic...

Talk

Slam Poetry of the Streets

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam. He has...

Talk

How Design Can Help Fight Poverty

Paul is the principal architect of a practice based in Sydney working on urban, rural and remote area architectural projects throughout Australia and overseas. He is also one of...

Talk

A Cure for Ageing?

Can we really cure ageing? David Sinclair thinks so, and he's going to try to prove it. David Sinclair is a scientist and entrepreneur working on increasing human health,...

Talk

Can Art Help Medicine?

Dr George Poonkhin Khut (pronounced Pün-kin, Küt) is an artist and interaction designer working across the domains of contemporary art, design and health research, with a special interest in...

Talk

Modern Warrior

Thirty-three year old Damien Mander served as a special operations sniper and clearance diver for Australia. Whilst deployed in Iraq he project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy,...

Talk

We Need to Teach Our Kids to be Makers

2012 Young Australian of the Year Marita Cheng is dedicated to changing the way girls view their capacity to contribute to engineering and technology. In 2008 she founded Robogals...

Talk

Does Colour Exist?

Andrew Parker studied marine biology and physics at the Australian Museum and Macquarie University, and then moved to Oxford University. After founding the 'Light Switch Hypothesis' – that the...

Talk

Growing a Rooftop Revolution

Can you grow food, essentially farm, if you live in the city? Dutch-born Joost Bakker is the creator of hospitality venues Greenhouse by Joost and Silo By Joost, as...

Talk

Designer of Scale

Marc Newson is one of the most acclaimed and influential designers of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household...

Talk

The Democracy Data Revolution

Big Data isn't just for big business, it's for the people too. Simon Jackman believes that you can apply scientific principles to politics. In fact, he can prove...

Talk

Courage is Contagious

Benny Wenda is the face of self-determination and human rights in West Papua. This is the story of him and his people as told by his lawyer and friend,...

Talk

Blindness, Technology & Reading

People who are blind, can now effectively read, thanks to technological evolution since the early 20th century. Professor Ron McCallum AO is one of Australia's most respected industrial and...

Talk

Future-Proofing Our Digital Future

Lisa Murray argues for the preservation of our digital records and that they are more fragile than paper records. Dr Lisa Murray is the City Historian at City of...

Talk

The Truth in Social Research

Dr Rebecca Huntley is a researcher, author and social commentator with a background in publishing, academia and politics. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD...

Talk

Space Archaeology

Alice speaks of the cultural and historical significance of what many now call "space junk" currently orbiting around our planet: from the oldest man made satellite in space, Vanguard...

Talk

Activist To Entrepreneur

Danny Kennedy is Sungevity's Founder and author of "Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy -- and our Planet -- from Dirty Energy". A long-time social entrepreneur,...

Talk

The Reality of Food Aid

To solve global food insecurity, the first step is to know the right question to ask." Bill Pritchard, human geographer, challenges our views on what it takes to create...

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2013

Speaker

Marc Newson

Designer

Speaker

Jennifer Robinson

Human Rights Lawyer

Speaker

Damien Mander

Environmental Activist

Speaker

Lisa Murray

City Historian

Speaker

Alice Gorman

Space Archaeologist

Speaker

Rebecca Huntley

Researcher and Social Commentator

Speaker

Andrew Parker

Biologist and Designer

Speaker

Ron McCallum

Industrial and Human Rights Lawyer 

Speaker

George Khut

Artist and Interaction Designer

Speaker

Paul Pholeros

Architect

Speaker

Danny Kennedy

Social Entrepreneur

Speaker

Bill Pritchard

Economic Geographer

Speaker

Simon Jackman

Political Scientist

Speaker

Joost Bakker

Artist

Speaker

David Sinclair

Geneticist

Speaker

Justine Rogers

Comedian & Academic

Performer

Veren Grigorov

Violinist

Performer

Ensemble Offspring

New Music Ensemble

Performer

Rajeswari Sainath

Dancer - Bharatananatyam

Performer

Kate Miller-Heidke

Singer-Songwriter

Performer

Jeff Lang

Guitar Virtuoso

Performer

John Butler

Singer-Songwriter

Performer

Tom Thum

Beatbox Master

Performer

Joseph Tawadros

Musicians

Performer, Speaker

Omar Musa

Rapper and Poet

Speaker

Marita Cheng

Engineer & Young Australian of the Year